Italy’s Eni and TotalEnergies of France began drilling an exploration gas well off the coast of Cyprus on Monday, the island’s energy ministry said.
The Tungsten Explorer drillship arrived on location south-west of the island on Monday and started drilling work on the ‘Cronos-1′ prospect, the ministry said.
Eni Cyprus and TotalEnergies EP Cyprus BV, the local units of the two energy majors, collaborate on the project. Eni is operator of the offshore area known as Block 6, with a 50% participation interest. Total has the remaining 50%.
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