Cyprus sends vessel for exploration in Eastern Mediterranean

gas drilling

The Greek Cypriot administration has issued a navigational telex (Navtex) to announce drilling ventures by Exxon Mobil-Qatar Petroleum in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the Eastern Mediterranean on Monday.

The Navtex announced that the drilling activities will take place between Nov. 19, 2021, to Jan. 22, 2022.

Navtex is a maritime communications system that allows ships to inform other vessels about their presence in an area and relay other information.

In a statement last week, Greek Cypriot Energy Minister Natasa Pilides said the process would take two to three weeks and its results would be announced between February and March 2022.

Previously, the Greek Cypriot administration had issued a Navtex regarding seismic exploration vessel Nautical Geo’s activities in late September.