What does it take to develop an offshore oil & gas field?

You are cordially invited to the final year project presentations of our undergraduate students studying for the in BSc in Oil & Gas Engineering— class of 2019. During the past several months teams of students have developed a comprehensive geological model of an offshore petroleum field assigned to them. The model comprises depositional environment details, petrophysical data from well logs, […]

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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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The Quest of Natural Gas Offshore Cyprus

The University of Nicosia Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Chapter cordially invites you to the following event: The Quest of Natural Gas Offshore Cyprus Abstract The discovery of the Zohr natural gas field offshore Egypt, in 2015, has renewed interest in natural gas exploration offshore Cyprus. Cyprus’ 3rd licensing round, which attracted vibrant interest, has resulted in the award […]

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Poor gas drilling results not all doom and gloom

Article featuring Dr. Constantinos Hadjistassou and Dr. Charles Ellinas which appeared in Sunday Mail, Sept. 17, 2017. By Elias Hazou. News this week of the outcome at the Onisiphoros well generated all sorts of reaction, but for experts the main takeaway is that the gas find – albeit a small one – holds great promise for the future because it […]

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Prudent Management of the Hydrocarbons Concessions

Article published in the Cyprus Weekly newspaper on 11 Jan., 2013. By Constantinos Hadjistassou, PhD Cyprus’s bright spot? More than one year since the official announcement of the discovery of seven (7) trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas by Noble Energy, in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), negotiations between the Government and Total’s and ENI’s consortia regarding blocks […]

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Πιθανότητες ανακάλυψης ενός Ζορ

Συνέντευξη του Δρ. Χατζηστάσου στο πόρταλ Energynews.com.cy που αναρτήθηκε στις 26 Ιουλίου, 2017. Μια δυνητική ανακάλυψη στο βυθοτεμάχιο 11 θα δημιουργούσε νέα δυναμική στην εξερεύνηση της ΑΟΖ της Κύπρου αυξάνοντας το ενδιαφέρον για νέες γεωτρήσεις και επενδύσεις τονίζει, μεταξύ άλλων, σε συνέντευξή του στο Energy News o Δρ Κωνσταντίνος Χατζηστάσσου, Επίκουρος Καθηγητής Μηχανικής, Συντονιστής Προγράμματος Μηχανικής Πετρελαίου και Φυσικού Αερίου […]

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Energy giants upbeat over Block 11 prospects

Article featuring Dr. Constantinos Hadjistassou, appeared in Sunday Mail on June 11, 2017. By Elias Hazou With the countdown well underway to Total’s first well, a hydrocarbons expert has dubbed the outcome as “make or break” for the gas potential of Cyprus’ offshore carbonate formations next to Egypt’s super-giant Zohr reservoir, just a stone’s throw away to the south. The […]

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Research Directions in Geophysics & the Triple Feed-Back Loop

Three key research initiatives in Geophysics Technology are presented. They form the backbone of game changing research in the oil & gas arena. The first one is centered on the concept of automation in the seismic value chain and offers a series of distinct methodologies/ algorithms related to the acquisition, processing & interpretation of 3D seismic data. The second initiative […]

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Αποτυπώνοντας το Μέλλον των Υδρογονανθράκων

Το άρθρο δημοσιεύτηκε στην Σημερινή, Παρασκεύη 21, Απριλίου, 2017. Του Δρα Κωνσταντίνου Χατζηστάσου* Πολλά έχουν συμβεί τα τελευταία τρία χρόνια λόγω της παρατεταμένης πτώσης της τιμής του πετρελαίου που πλέον φαντάζει εξωπραγματικό να δούμε τις τιμές του μαύρου χρυσού να επανέρχονται στα επίπεδα των $100/βαρέλι. Μη έχοντας άλλη επιλογή η πετροβιομηχανία έχει προσαρμοστεί στις νέες πραγματικότητες με μια σειρά μέτρων […]

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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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