February 9th, 2018Turkish vessels are in the area surrounding Cyprus’ block 3 in the island’s EEZ (exclusive economic zone), it was reported on Friday.
According to government sources quoted by the state broadcaster Cybc, Turkish vessels were harassing the Saipem 12000 drillship shortly before it entered the Cuttlefish plot in block 3.
October 12th, 2017Turkey said Thursday it will start drilling for hydrocarbons using its own drillship in the Mediterranean later this year.
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey Berat Albayrak said the country planned to start drilling in the area later this year or early in 2018.
Reports in Turkey said Turkey had acquired a drillship,...
September 24th, 2014By George Psyllides
Hydrocarbon exploration will continue despite Turkey’s objections, Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said on Wednesday, warning that potential harassment was incompatible with the ongoing efforts to reunify the island.
His comments were made from New York as reports said a Turkish warship was shadowing a...
September 22nd, 2014By Elias Hazou
A DRILLSHIP that will be prospecting for natural gas on behalf of an Italian-Korean consortium is en route to Cyprus’ offshore Block 9 and is set to arrive at its destination on Tuesday.
The Saipem 10000 ultra deepwater drillship is currently on a west-to-east approach to the island, with an official ETA of 4pm,...
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