It also increased sales to the domestic market, from 1.9 bcm to 2.6 bcm.
Exports to Jordan and Egypt accounted for 53% of Leviathan’s sales in the 1st half of the year.
In the 1st quarter, Leviathan sent 1.26 bcm to Israel, 0.66 bcm to Jordan and 0.79 bcm to Egypt.
As a result of this strong performance, it said, the operator Chevron had recommended that the partners accelerate drilling plans for a production well to early 2022.
The Stena Forth will drill the Leviathan-8, with a total cost of $248 million, including completion and connection.
Delek reported its net profit for the 1st half had reached $180 million.
This was up from a loss of $932 million in the 1st half of 2020.
Delek announced a binding agreement to sell a 22% stake in the Tamar field to Mubadala Petroleum for $1.1 billion.