To­tal read­ies drills off Cyprus

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PARIS (Reuters) – France’s To­tal is pre­par­ing to drill for gas off Cyprus, close to ENI’s huge Zohr dis­cov­ery off the Egyp­tian coast which in 2015 re­newed in­ter­est among oil ma­jors for ex­plo­ration in the Mediter­ranean. Cyprus awarded ENI, To­tal and ExxonMo­bil ex­plo­ration li­censes near the Zohr field in De­cem­ber. “Ob­vi­ously the Zohr dis­cov­ery has changed the land­scape,” Stephane Michel, To­tal’s pres­i­dent for Ex­plo­ration and Pro­duc­tion in the Mid­dle East & North Africa, told Reuters yes­ter­day. “It is clear the de­ci­sion to drill Block 11 was taken on the

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