Nicosia does not confirm the information that the Italian-French joint venture of Eni/Total has identified a new deposit in block “6” of the Cypriot EEZ.
In its announcement, the Ministry of Energy notes that the drilling in the “Cronos-1” target in block “6” and there is nothing to announce at this stage.
The announcement of the Ministry was issued following today’s front page publication of the Cypriot newspaper “Alithia” which stated that during the work of the Eni/Total joint venture in block “6” a “large field” was discovered, while there are additionally positive indications of a second column of natural gas next to it from locating the deposit.
It also adds that the drilling, carried out by the joint venture Eni Cyprus Limited and TotalEnergies EP Cyprus BV which holds a Hydrocarbon Exploration License for the Block in question, is expected to be completed within the next few weeks.
Finally, he reminds that the drilling operations started on 23/5/2022 with the drill ship “Tungsten Explorer” and are monitored, on a continuous basis, by the staff of the Hydrocarbons Service, Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry.