Mediterranean Sea

Exploration & Production , Seismic

Erdogan Says Turkey Withdrew Survey Vessel to Allow for Diplomacy

NATO members Turkey and Greece disagree over maritime jurisdiction and energy exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean.

September 18, 2020

Discoveries , Conventional

Eni, BP Hit Natural Gas Offshore Egypt

he Nidoco NW-1 exploratory well hit gas-bearing sands for a total thickness of 100 meters, Eni said.

September 16, 2020

Exploration & Production

Turkey Extends Operations of Energy Drillship Off Cyprus Until mid-October

Turkey said on Sept. 15 it had extended the operations of its Yavuz energy drillship in disputed Mediterranean waters offshore Cyprus until Oct. 12.

September 15, 2020

Field Development

Energean Set for First Gas Offshore Israel in H2 2021

Energean is building an 8 billion cubic meter (Bcm) per year floating production vessel offshore Israel and has already sold 5.6 Bcm a year into the nation’s market.

September 10, 2020

Exploration & Production , International

NATO: Greece, Turkey Agree to Talks over East Med Drilling Activity

NATO allies Turkey and Greece vehemently disagree over claims to natural gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean and the extent of their continental shelves.

September 3, 2020

Exploration & Production , Seismic

Turkey Extends Exploration Work in Disputed East Mediterranean Area

Turkey and Greece, NATO allies, disagree over claims to hydrocarbon resources in the area based on conflicting views on the extent of their continental shelves in waters dotted with mostly Greek islands.

September 1, 2020

Exploration & Production , Policy & Regulations

NATO Seeks to Avoid Accidents in East Med Dispute

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told Reuters the Western alliance was considering so-called deconfliction measures to prevent naval accidents in an increasingly congested region.

August 28, 2020

Exploration & Production , International

Germany Says Turkey, Greece Ready For Dialogue on East Med Dispute

Turkey and Greece disagree over natural gas reserves off Cyprus and the extent of their continental shelves.

August 26, 2020

Exploration & Production , International

Cyprus Hits EU ‘Appeasement’ Toward Turkish Exploration

Turkey has carried out natural gas surveys in the eastern Mediterranean

August 17, 2020

Exploration & Production , International

Erdogan Says Any Attack on Turkish Exploration Ship in Mediterranean Will Exact ‘High Price’

President Tayyip Erdogan said Aug. 13 that any attack on a Turkish ship exploring for oil and gas in disputed Mediterranean waters would incur a "high price."

August 13, 2020