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Eni reports "Zohr like" discovery offshore Cyprus

Eni has made a lean gas discovery in Block 6, offshore Cyprus with Calypso 1 NFW.

Cyprus receives €101MM grant for FSRU project

Connecting Europe announced on Jan. 25 that it will support the introduction of natural gas in Cyprus through the CyprusGas2EU project (EU support of €101 MM).

Regional Report: Eastern Mediterranean

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Eastern Mediterranean region are beginning to increase E&P activity and were able to bring several key projects on stream in 2017.

Shell said to mull buying Israel, Cyprus gas for Egypt plant

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is seeking creative solutions to bring gas from Israel and Cyprus to market, a step that could help turn the Mediterranean region into a major gas-producing hub.

Turkish Prime Minister warns Cyprus of "untimely and dangerous" energy moves

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday warned Cyprus its moves to explore for energy around the eastern Mediterranean were "untimely and dangerous," adding that Ankara would continue to protect the rights and interests of Turkish Cypriots.

Turkey warns Greek Cypriots, oil companies against offshore energy grab

Turkey warned Greek Cypriots on Friday not to make a grab for energy reserves around the divided island and President Tayyip Erdogan told oil companies to be careful they did not lose a "friend" by joining in.

Cyprus to push ahead with energy plans despite challenges

Cyprus will push ahead with its oil and gas development plans despite potential setbacks, including the decades-long Cyprus conflict, its energy minister said on Thursday.

Turkey sees no need for Cyprus to approve Israel gas pipeline

A Turkey-Israel gas pipeline deal could be built through Cyprus’ economic waters even without Cypriot consent, a Turkish official said, dismissing what some experts see as a key obstacle to an energy deal between the two Mediterranean countries.

Qatar Petroleum, Exxon Mobil sign E&P PSA contract with Cyprus

DOHA -- Qatar Petroleum and Exxon Mobil signed an exploration and production sharing contract with the government of the Republic of Cyprus for offshore Block 10.

EMGC '17: Eye on Cyprus—doing business on an island nation

In the second session of the morning, George Pantelides, partner and head of Consulting Services at Deloitte, next offered strategies for operators and service companies to overcome the challenges of operating in Cyprus.

EMGC '17: Execs outline gas prospects for Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel

Stelios Nicolaides, Director of Hydrocarbons Service for the Republic of Cyprus' Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism delivered welcoming remarks on behalf of George Lakkotrypis, Minister of Cyprus' Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism.

EMGC '17: Eni chief shares invigorating projections for Eastern Med gas

Gulf Publishing Company's Eastern Mediterranean Gas Conference (EMGC) 2017, the fourth incarnation of the world's primary event for discussing the forces shaping gas industry development in the Eastern Mediterranean, opened on March 14.

CERAWeek `17: Israel’s energy minister discusses prospects for Levant basin

Israel’s Energy Minister, Dr. Yuval Steinitz, outlined the changing regional dynamics, and his country’s emerging role as a natural gas producer and exporter, during a strategic dialogue held Wednesday at the 2017 CERAWeek conference in Houston.

Eni finalizes farm-in agreement with Total, acquiring interest offshore Cyprus

Eni announces that has finalized a farm-in agreement with Total to acquire 50% participating interest of Block 11, offshore Cyprus.

Qatar Petroleum hunts for gas abroad as local growth hits limit

Qatar Petroleum is exploring for oil and gas in Cyprus and Morocco as part of a strategy to expand the tiny Gulf emirate’s global energy investments.

Total’s Cyprus Block 11 could rival Egypt’s Zohr discovery, IHS Markit says

Driven by the success of Eni’s major Zohr field gas discovery offshore Egypt in 2015, companies are rethinking the Eastern Mediterranean region’s gas potential, according to new analysis from IHS Markit.

Eni awarded two exploration blocks offshore Cyprus

Eni has been awarded two exploration blocks offshore Cyprus, following a competitive international bid round.

Cyprus to receive new offshore natural-gas bids in July

The Cypriot government will receive bids on July 22, under the latest round of licensing for offshore oil and natural-gas exploration and expects any agreements with companies to be struck by early next year, Energy Minister Georgios Lakkotrypis said.

Regional Report: Eastern Mediterranean

Pramod Kulkarni, World Oil

Eni’s discovery of supergiant Zohr field has changed the energy landscape of the region, prodding stagnant E&P developments in Israel, Cyprus and Greece.

Noble and BG agree to partnership in Block 12, offshore Cyprus

Noble Energy, Inc., announced today a farm-out agreement for a portion of its interest in Block 12 offshore Cyprus with BG International.