SPE Workshop: Oil & Gas in the East Med – From Geology to Commercialisation

The discovery of more than 60 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the Eastern Mediterranean creates great expectations for transforming the region into a major energy supplier. Following the discovery of Zohr, emphasis has shifted on carbonate rocks. Geological aspects will make-up one of the topics that will be covered at the first professional/scientific workshop to be organised in […]

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Benefits from Oil Could Accrue Earlier than Gas

Article appeared in Cyprus Mail, on May 3rd, 2013. By Constantinos Hadjistassou, PhD Strikingly enough, energy developments in the Eastern Med have garnered sustained international attention. To put things into context, if the Aphrodite gas field, is appraised to say 225 billion cubic metres (bcm) or 8 tcf it will surpass the UK’s proved natural gas reserves of 7.1 tcf […]

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Can Cyprus Become a Regional Energy Hub?

Article appeared in Sunday Mail, on Sept. 11, 2016. By Constantinos Hadjistassou* Frequently we hear the aspiration of transforming Cyprus into a regional energy hub. Turkey flirts more prominently with the idea while Egypt more recently voiced serious interest. Considering the economic importance of energy hubs not only for the host country but to the world’s economy it is instructive […]

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Explanations for Downsizing the Aphrodite Gas Field

Article appeared in concise version in the Sunday Mail, on Sunday 13th Oct., 2013. By Constantinos Hadjistassou*, PhD At a first glance the official announcement of the appraisal drilling results of the Aphrodite natural gas field may not be the best news to an economy experiencing a severe economic recession. Preliminary findings allude to a range of natural gas volumes […]

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