Gas search offshore Cyprus unearths treasures under the sea

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Italian giant ENI’s geophysical research has unveiled a number of ancient vessels and other antiquities at potential sites set for oil and gas drilling within Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone.

That’s why Eratosthenes South 1 in block 8 is now one of the chosen spots since extensive filming by underwater robots has declared it free of ancient wealth. Unlike the primary designated spot.

This is what ENI’s detailed report submitted this week before the island’s Environment Authority said.

“Taking into account the characteristics and shape of the field, the aimed areas have been further investigated, with geophysical studies and environmental sampling, so as to find the best locations for the drilling of wells while – at the same time – respecting the possible presence of sensitive benthic ecosystems, archaeological finds and wrecks,” the report said.

“The exact point (Eratosthenes South 1) was selected after extensive testing and filming by underwater robots...

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Gas search offshore Cyprus unearths treasures under the sea

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