This latest sanction follows a NIS 3.8m. fine that Noble Energy was handed last month for violating its permit for gas flow into the sea.
"The ministry considers the violations to be serious and emphasizes that it will not allow the operation of facilities at sea without full transparency."
Last week, Noble Energy, the operator of the Tamar offshore gas field, suspended the supply of gas to the IEC following the completion of its acquisition by energy giant Chevron.
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The exercise will include fire and rescue units, coastal and local authorities, as well as government ministries and other relevant bodies.
Earlier on Sunday, the Energy Ministry said in a statement that the security torch at the rig had been lit as a precautionary measure, to prevent air pollution.
The Environmental Protection Ministry announced that it would commence enforcement proceedings.
Initial investigations found that the incident was caused by an error in the gas detectors on the platform, causing the alert to be activated due to concerns of a leak. The alert was a false alarm.
It began exporting in January and is already supplying Israel, Egypt and Jordan with natural gas.
It said its goal is to cut electricity subsidy spending to four billion Egyptian pounds for the full fiscal year.