Greece signed the Energy agreement for drilling in Crete with ExxonMobil, Total & HELPE

28 September 2018
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Greek Minister of Environment and Energy, George Stathakis, the Chairman of the Hellenic Management Company of Hydrocarbons, Ioannis Basias and the representatives of Total, Isabelle Gastineau, ExxonMobil, Tom McMahon and Yiannis Grigoriou of the Hellenic Petroleum S.A (HELPE) proceeded to the initiation of the concession contracts for the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in two marine “plots” south and southwest of Crete and one in Kyparissiakos Gulf.

“Today we are signing major agreements with ExxonMobil, Total and Hellenic Petroleum”, said George Stathakis, adding that the agreement is also expected for the offshore field of the Ionian Sea, while the gradual renegotiation of 17 other maritime and land areas is proceeding as planned.

“In competitions that took place in 2014, there was interest in part of the plots, most of them were left unexploited. These plots are now being re-examined in order to make different types of announcements in order to have a clearer picture so that whenever and when they are proclaimed there is a similar interest and these areas remain viable”, noted George Stathakis.

An important element is that 100% of European environmental legislation is the most stringent in the world and that all stages of research are made transparently in co-operation with local communities in joint monitoring committees.

“In fact, the region of the Mediterranean Sea acquires a strategic character in the production of hydrocarbons for Europe. We have now captured the dynamics of this whole region, in Cyprus, Israel, in Egypt, and now also in Greece”, Greece’s Energy minister pointed out.

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