Aoun asks TotalEnergies to quickly begin exploration in Block 9
President Michel Aoun on Tuesday told a delegation from French oil giant TotalEnergies that exploration for gas in Lebanon’s offshort Block 9 “should start quickly to make up for the time that was lost during the indirect negotiations for the demarcation of the southern maritime border.”
According to the state-run National News Agency, the delegation briefed Aoun on the procedural and administrative preparations that TotalEnergies is carrying out in Lebanon ahead of the start of exploration in Block 9.
Expressing their delight to work again in Lebanon following TotalEnergies’ previous work in Block 4, the delegation’s members said a drilling platform will be brought to Lebanon in 2023 in order to begin exploration according to the texts of the agreement with Lebanon’s petroleum administration.
The delegation added that the Lebanese petroleum administration would be regularly supplied with any new data made available by the exploration operations.