Mediterranean Sea News

PGS Bags Mediterranean 3D Survey Deal

Nov 24, 2022

The Norwegian offshore seismic survey company PGS said Thursday it had secured a 3D exploration acquisition contract in the Mediterranean with an unnamed independent energy company. The company's 104.2-meter-long and 70-meter-wide Ramform Hyperion vessel will start the survey in late November…

Chevron Gets More Time to Drill Appraisal Well at Offshore Gas Field in Cyprus

Nov 18, 2022

U.S. oil major Chevron has been given more time to drill the A3 appraisal well in the Aphrodite gas field, 160 km south of Limassol, offshore Cyprus.NewMed Energy, partner in Chevron-operated Block 12 in the Mediterranean Sea, said Thursday…

Van Oord's Cable Layer Rescues 49 Refugees in Mediterranean

Nov 17, 2022

The Dutch offshore installation firm Van Oord said Thursday that its Nexus cable layer had this week rescued 49 refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. 'The cable-laying vessel was contacted by the Malta Rescue Coordination Center to give support…

TotalEnergies, Eni to Start Drilling in Block 9 as Israel, Lebanon Strike Maritime Border Deal

Nov 15, 2022

French oil major TotalEnergies and its Italian partner Eni have signed a framework agreement with Israel to implement the agreement on the maritime boundary, which was reached between Israel and Lebanon on October 27, 2022.In Lebanon, TotalEnergies is the operator of the exploration Block 9…

Helleniq Energy Plans to Acquire 3D Data for Greek Offshore Blocks

Nov 11, 2022

Helleniq Energy will start a process to acquire more advanced data for potential gas reserves in two offshore blocks in the Ionian Sea in the coming weeks, its top executive said on Thursday. Greece has had indications of significant gas reserves…

Sanco Swift Vessel to Carry Out Seismic Survey Offshore Greece

Nov 08, 2022

Greece issued an advisory on Tuesday saying the vessel Sanco Swift will conduct seismic surveys to locate potential natural gas reserves off the Peloponnese peninsula and west and southwest of the island of Crete.Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the plan during an interview on Monday…

Energean Makes Another Gas Find Offshore Israel. Upgrades Athena Discovery Size Estimate

Nov 07, 2022

Oil and gas company Energean said Monday it had made a commercial gas discovery at the Zeus- 01 prospect, in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Israel. The company also said that contingent resources at Athena discovery, also in Israel, had been upgraded following post-well analysis…

Israel, Lebanon Finalize Maritime Demarcation Deal without Mutual Recognition

Oct 27, 2022

Israeli and Lebanese leaders finalised a U.S-brokered maritime demarcation on Thursday, bringing a measure of accommodation between the enemy states as they eye offshore energy exploration.Leaders from Lebanon, Israel and the United States have…

TotalEnergies Secures Temporary Control of Lebanese Offshore Gas Project -sources

Oct 27, 2022

TotalEnergies and the Lebanese government have reached a deal handing the French oil major temporary majority control of an offshore exploration block and paving the way for negotiations with Qatar over a stake in the gas project, two sources said…

Energean Starts Gas Production from Karish Field Offshore Israel

Oct 26, 2022

Oil and gas company Energean plc said Wednesday it had started gas production at its Karish gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Israel.'Gas is being produced from the Karish Main-02 well and the flow of gas is being steadily ramped up…

Israel Grants Approval for Energean to Start production at Karish Offshore Gas Field

Oct 25, 2022

Israel granted Energean permission to start production at the  offshore Karish gas field on Tuesday, an Energy Ministry statement said.Energean has said its floating production storage and offloading vessel [the Energean Power - OE ] is due…

Israeli Court Gives Green Light to Lebanon Maritime Deal

Oct 24, 2022

Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday rejected petitions that would have held up a landmark U.S.-brokered deal setting a maritime border with Lebanon, which Washington predicted could be finalized on Thursday. Four groups, including an Israeli opposition lawmaker…

U.S. Envoy in Lebanon Next Week with Maritime Deal to Sign

Oct 19, 2022

U.S. energy envoy Amos Hochstein will be in Beirut next week carrying a copy of the maritime agreement with Israel for Lebanese officials to sign, Lebanese negotiator Elias Bou Saab told Reuters on Wednesday. The deal - hailed by all three…

Lebanon Claims Israeli Gunboats Violated Its Territorial Waters

Oct 17, 2022

The Lebanese army said on Sunday that Israeli gunboats violated Lebanese territorial waters several times on Saturday in an area opposite Ras Naqura near the border between the two countries, an accusation Israel denied.The statement said there…

East Med Gas Could Help Ease Europe's Energy Crunch with Right Funding

Oct 17, 2022

East Mediterranean gas reserves can help ease Europe's energy crunch but require funding from institutions like the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank to realise the area's full potential, an official said on Friday…

Current News

Solstad Offshore Scoops $240M in Contracts with Petrobras

New JV Starts Decom Ops for OpenHydro’s Tidal Energy Test Platform Off Orkney

Opsealog Expands Fleet Digitalization Contract with CLV Operator

Dolphin Drilling to Sell and Recycle Semi-Sub Rig

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News