Italian energy company Eni has made a lean gas discovery in Block 6 offshore Cyprus.
Eni said in a statement on Thursday the find looked geologically similar to the giant Zohr gas field off Egypt.
“Calypso 1 is a promising gas discovery and confirms the extension of the “Zohr like” play in the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone,” the company said.
Additional studies will be carried out to assess the range of the gas volumes in place and define further exploration and appraisal operations.
Eni is the operator of Block 6 with 50% of participation interest while France’s Total is partner with the remaining 50%.