Rosneft starts production at Zohr gas field in Egypt

FILE PHOTO - The logo of Russia's oil producer Rosneft is seen on a board at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 (SPIEF 2017) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 1, 2017. Picture taken June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian energy major Rosneft said on Wednesday an international consortium has started production at the Zohr gas field in Egypt, in which it has a stake.

Gas output at the field, the largest in the Mediterranean Sea, will total up to 28 billion cubic meters a year by 2020, the company added.

Rosneft owns up to 35 percent in Zohr, Eni controls 60 percent and BP has 10 percent.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Susan Fenton