Printer Friendly

Total, Eni to start drilling Block 6 by early 2018.

French oil and gas group Total and Italy's Eni plan to start drilling in a joint exploration block off the coast of Cyprus by the end of this year or early 2018, President Nicos Anastasiades told French daily Le Figaro on Monday.

Anastasiades, who is in Paris for an official visit, met Total's Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne on Sunday ahead of his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday.

Anastasiades told Le Figaro in an interview that Pouyanne said to him in the meeting that the oil majors would move ahead with plans to drill in Block 6 despite disappointing drilling results from Block 11.

"Yes, (block 11) was disappointing in terms of quantity, but the results are very promising for future drilling. It confirmed the presence of hydrocarbons in the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone, an extension of the Zohr field in Egypt," Anastasiades said in the interview.

Eni was awarded the right in December 2016 to be operator of Block 6 with a 50 per cent stake in partnership with Total.

Total was the operator of Block 11 in which it agreed a farm-in agreement with Eni for a 50 per cent stake.

The post Total, Eni to start drilling Block 6 by early 2018 appeared first on Cyprus Mail .

Copyright [c] Cyprus Mail 2017 Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. ( Syndigate.info ).

COPYRIGHT 2017 SyndiGate Media Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2017 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Cyprus Mail (Cyprus)
Geographic Code:4EXCY
Date:Nov 6, 2017
Words:224
Previous Article:Mugabe sacks VP seen as top succession candidate.
Next Article:President's meeting with Macron focuses on defence and energy.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters