Mediterranean Sea News


Eni, Total Make 'Significant' Gas Find Offshore Cyprus

Aug 22, 2022

TotalEnergies TTEF.PA of France and Italy's Eni ENI.MI on Monday announced a significant natural gas discovery at the Cronos-1 well off Cyprus.The island reported its first natural gas discovery, Aphrodite, in 2011, measuring around 4.5 trillion cubic feet (tcf) and now run by U.S. energy firm Chevron.'Preliminary estimates indicate about 2.5 tcf of gas in place, with significant additional upside that will be investigated by a further exploration well in the area…

Turkey's New Drillship to Operate Outside Disputed Waters in Mediterranean

Aug 10, 2022

Turkey resumed its hydrocarbon drilling operations in the eastern Mediterranean on Tuesday after a two-year hiatus, though President Tayyip Erdogan said its new drillship would operate outside waters also claimed by Cyprus.The Abdulhamid Han…

Turkey Sends New Oil and Gas Drillship to the Mediterranean

Aug 09, 2022

Turkey sent its new hydrocarbons drilling ship to the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday but President Tayyip Erdogan said it would operate 55 kilometres (34.18 miles) off Turkey's coast, in an area outside waters also claimed by Cyprus.Speaking at the launch ceremony in the southern province of Mersin…

Cyprus: Chevron to Deliver Aphrodite Field Development Concept by 2022 End

Jul 21, 2022

Cyprus' Ministry of Energy, Commerce, and Industry and Chevron on Thursday affirmed their 'mutually beneficial cooperation in viably and efficiently developing' the Aphrodite gas field, offshore Cyprus, with the plan to have a development concept ready by the end of the year…

Hezbollah: 'No one' will Extract Gas From Maritime Zones if Lebanon Unable To do So

Jul 14, 2022

The head of powerful armed group Hezbollah warned on Wednesday that 'no one' would be allowed to operate in maritime oil and gas fields if Lebanon was barred from its 'rights' in extracting from areas off of its own coast.'If you don't give us the rights that our state is asking for…

Hezbollah Sends Drones Towards 'Gas Rig' at Israel's Karish Offshore Gas Field

Jul 04, 2022

Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Saturday it had sent three unarmed drones towards an Israeli Mediterranean gas rig , which the Israeli military said it had intercepted. [Reuters illustrated the news with a photo of Stena Drilling's Stena IceMax drillship]…

BP Secures Rights to Offshore Block in Egypt

Jun 29, 2022

British oil major BP has won the rights to an exploration block in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Egypt.Accoridng to a press statement sent to Offshore Engineer by BP, the company won the rights to the The King Mariout Offshore area, located…

Vestas' Wind Turbines for Eolmed Floating Wind Farm

Jun 27, 2022

Danish offshore wind turbine maker Vestas will deliver wind turbines for the 30 MW Eolmed floating offshore wind farm, to be located 18 km off the coast of Gruissan and Port-la Nouvelle, France, in the Mediterranean Sea.The project, owned by Qair…

Egypt's EGAS, Chevron to Explore New East Med Offshore Gas Deal

Jun 22, 2022

Egypt's state-owned gas company and U.S.-based Chevron Corp on Monday signed a preliminary agreement to explore sending natural gas from offshore Mediterranean fields to Egypt for processing and export.The memorandum of understanding signed…

Stena Drilling Bags Further Drillship Work with Energean in East Med

Jun 22, 2022

Mediterranean Sea-focused oil and gas company has exercised its options to drill two further wells offshore Israel using Stena Drilling's drillship Stena IceMAX.The drillship, which was used to make the Athena gas discovery last month, has just…

TotalEnergies Books Vantage Drilling Drillship

Jun 10, 2022

Offshore oil and gas drilling company Vantage Drilling International has entered into a drilling services contract with the oil major TotalEnergies in respect of its ultra-deepwater drillship, the Tungsten Explorer. The contract is for a minimum…

EU Looking to Boost Gas Imports from Israel, Egypt to Cut Reliance on Russia

Jun 09, 2022

The European Commission has proposed a deal to EU member states with Egypt and Israel to boost imports of natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean, according to a draft document seen by Reuters dated June 7.The draft memorandum of understanding…

Lebanon to Invite U.S. Envoy for Maritime Talks After Spat with Israel

Jun 06, 2022

Lebanon said on Monday it would invite a U.S. mediator to Beirut to continue negotiations over a disputed maritime boundary with Israel to prevent any escalation after accusing Israel of encroaching on contested waters.The issue flared up on…

Lebanon Warns Against Any Israeli 'aggression' in Disputed Waters as Energean Power FPSO Reaches Karish Field

Jun 06, 2022

Lebanon warned Israel on Sunday against any 'aggressive action' in disputed waters where both states hope to develop offshore energy, after a ship arrived off the coast to produce gas for Israel.President Michel Aoun said any activity in the…

Israel Renews Gas Exploration, Expects Export Deal to Europe

May 30, 2022

Israel is renewing offshore natural gas exploration and hopes to reach an agreement soon for exporting gas to Europe, Israel's energy minister said on Monday.Energy Minister Karine Elharrar had said exploration for new gas fields would be put…

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