Greece’s Energean Oil & Gas announced on December 13 that Energean Israel has been awarded five offshore exploration licences within the Israeli Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) by the Israeli Petroleum Commissioner following a recommendation by the Petroleum Council. The initial exploration period under each Licence is three years.

Greece’s Energean Oil & Gas announced on December 13 that Energean Israel has been awarded five offshore exploration licences within the Israeli Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) by the Israeli Petroleum Commissioner following a recommendation by the Petroleum Council. The initial exploration period under each Licence is three years.

The awarded Licences comprise blocks 12, 21, 22, 23 and 31, which were published for bid-ding in the recent First Israeli Offshore Bid Round. The blocks are located near the Karish and Tanin gas fields which are currently moving towards development by Energean.

Energean said the company believes that the Licences awarded are highly prospective and would benefit, in the event of any economic hydrocarbon discoveries, from being developed via tie-backs to the FPSO that Energean will construct for the development of the Karish and Tanin fields.

Moreover, the Greek company said Energean believes these five additional Licences, which will raise the total number of licences held by the Company and its subsidiaries to 13, will provide upside potential for future growth and complement the Company’s portfolio within the East Mediterranean region. This portfolio includes low cost production from Greece, a world class development project from the Karish and Tanin gas fields, as well as exploration potential in Israel, Greece and the Adriatic.

https://www.neweurope.eu/article/greeces-energean-gets-5-offshore-exploration-licences-near-israel/

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