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ExxonMobil to Carry Drillings off Cyprus in 2018

US Energy giant ExxonMobil announced on Wednesday it will carry out two exploratory drillings in block 10 of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the second half of 2018. ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum (QP) acquired an exploration concession for block...

Turkey Escalates Tension by Naval Exercises and Research Missions

With three consecutive nautical safety warnings, known as NAVTEX, Turkey announced naval exercises and research missions in the south-eastern Aegean and at four plots of the Cyprus EEZ. As daily Kathimerini reports, with NAVTEX 710/17, Ankara announced a three-day research...

Cyprus Natural Gas Exploration 'Going as Planned'

The Cypriot government announced on Monday that the natural gas exploration was going as planned, with results expected in the autumn. “What I can tell you with certainty is that everything is going as planned,” government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides told...

Cyprus Plays Down Tension With Turkey, Calls for Calmness

The Cypriot government has called for calmness and has played down tensions with Turkey over the drilling for natural gas dispute in the eastern Mediterranean. Nicosia’s plea comes at a day when, according to reports, Turkey has sent its seismic...

Turkey Frigate, U.S. Aircraft Carrier Sail by Cyprus Drilling Site

Turkey has sent a frigate to monitor the West Capella ship that is thought to have started drilling activities to search for oil and gas off Cyprus, the Turkish military said in a statement on Thursday. The Turkish Armed Forces...

Exploratory Drilling in Block 11 of Cyprus' EEZ to Start in July

Exploratory drilling is set to take place in block 11 of Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the first two weeks of July, a top Total official said, on Thursday. Eleanor Rowley, Total's VP of Exploration, MENA region, was addressing...