Drilling Started in Block 9

Energy Minister Mr Lakkotrypis has announced that drilling operations have started in Block 9 also known as ‘Onasagoras’. The process had been delayed due to some technical issues but operations are now active.

The Saipem drillship is expected to continue the operations for around 3 months. The results will then be analysed and around December we should have the first results. ‘Onasagoras’ is believed to have similar geology with Block 12 known as ‘Aphrodite’.¬† Finding substantial¬† gas quantities would be a blessing for Cyprus and the efforts for the recovery of the country’s economy.