Bahrain starts exploratory offshore drilling for oil and gas

The new well is part of an exploration and production agreement signed with Italian energy company Eni

  
Worker on an offshore oil platform. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Worker on an offshore oil platform. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Dubai- Bahrain's National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) started drilling the first exploration well in offshore block No. 1 to the north of the kingdom, a government media adviser said on Twitter on Wednesday.

The new well is part of an exploration and production agreement signed with Italian energy company Eni  in 2019. Block No. 1 covers an area of 2,800 sq km (1,081 sq miles) at a depth ranging from 10 to 70 metres.

(Reporting by Ahmad Elhamy Editing by David Goodman)


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