Eni has hired Vantage Drilling’s ‘Topaz Driller’ jackup rig for August-October 2023 to drill a wildcat on its Tarfaya Offshore Shallow acreage off the southern coast of Morocco south of Agadir and just north of the Western Sahara. Eni (45%op) is partnered by QatarEnergy (30%) as well as Moroccan state firm ONHYM (25%).

This will mark Morocco’s first offshore exploration well since Eni unsuccessfully drilled the Rabat Deep block in March 2018, relinquishing the block later the same year (MEES, 14 December 2018). (CONTINUED - 189 WORDS)