Eni said it has made a “promising” discovery off the coast of Cyprus, which the company says confirms the extension of a “Zohr like” gas play in the country’s exclusive economic zone. Zohr is a major gas discovery offshore Egypt from which the company has recently begun to produce. In Block 6 offshore Cyprus, the Calypso 1 well was drilled in 6,800 ft of water and reached a final total depth of 12,555 ft. The well encountered an “extended” gas column in Miocene and Cretaceous rocks, with the Cretaceous sequence showing “excellent reservoir characteristics,” said Eni, which has been in Cyprus since 2013. The company is the operator of the block and has a 50% interest, with Total holding the remaining interest.


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