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Tamar gas field

Israel receives most of its natural gas from Tamar, which is located some 90 km in deep waters of the Mediterranean.

Tamar gas field

The Tamar field is located in Israel's exclusive economic zone, ca. 80 km west of Haifa in waters 1,700 m deep.
Discovered by Noble Energy in January 2009.

Tamar alone is expected to meet the Israel's natural gas needs for decades.
Development of Tamar and Leviathan will make Israel less dependent on energy imports, but the country has said it will also allow a significant amount of its natural gas to be exported.

Percentage interests in the drilling are as follows:
  • Noble Energy Mediterranean 36.00%
  • Isramco Negev 2, Limited Partnership 28.75%
  • Delek Drilling, Limited Partnership 15.625%
  • Avner Oil & Gas Exploration, Limited Partnership 15.625%
  • Dor Gas Exploration, Limited Partnership 4.00%.
First production from Tamar was achieved in April 2013.
The development was accomplished in a record time of less than 3 years and included a 150 km long tie-back pipe connecting its deep-water subsea facilities to the nearshore production platform.

Gas is produced through 5 subsea wells tied back to the Tamar platform.
The wells are linked to the platform through 150 km long flowlines.
The topsides of the platform feature four deck levels and weigh nearly 10,000 t.

An independent research firm Sewell & Associates, stated in July 2017 that the Tamar field contains 11.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, with an additional 14.6 million barrels of condensate.
If true, this represents a 13% increase from previous estimates of the field’s potential yield.