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.