The Calypso gas discovery made by Eni last month on Block 6, 180km southwest of Cyprus could be even bigger than the firm’s 24tcf 2015 Zohr find offshore Egypt, informed sources tell MEES.

Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi officially urges caution. With only one well so far, further appraisal drilling is needed to fully determine the size of the discovery, he says. But, when quizzed by MEES on initial reports of a 6-8tcf find (MEES, 2 February), he says “it could be more… for sure it cannot be less.” (CONTINUED - 1014 WORDS)