Israel: Oil & Gas Projects Energean Awarded Five Exploration Licences
The company foresees the five additional Licences which have been allocated by the Israeli Petroleum Commissioner as a business potential for the future growth of Energean within the East Mediterranean region.
Israel: Energean Oil & Gas has recently announced that Energean Israel has been awarded five offshore exploration licences within the Israeli Exclusive Economic Zone 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 bidding 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 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.
The company considers 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.