ENI SPA has spudded the Cronos-1 well in Block 6 of the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus, following the arrival of Vantage Drilling's Tungsten Explorer drillship, according to a May 23 release from the Ministry of Energy, Trade, and Industry.
In February 2018, Eni made a lean gas discovery in Block 6, offshore Cyprus, with Calypso 1 NFW (OGJ Online, Feb. 9, 2018). The well, which was drilled in 2,074 m of water depth reaching a final total depth of 3,827 m, encountered an extended gas column in rocks of Miocene and Cretaceous age. The Cretaceous sequence has excellent reservoir characteristics. Calypso 1 was described as a promising gas discovery which confirms the extension of the Zohr-like play in the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Eni is operator of Block 6 (50%) with partner TotalEnergies SE (50%).