Chevron (39.66%op) has been pushing to progress expansion of Israel’s 22.7tcf Leviathan field since taking over as operator with its $4.1bn purchase of Noble Energy last October (MEES, 18 June).

Israel’s Delek Drilling, Chevron’s key local partner (45.34%) reveals in a 27 July filing that the partners have decided to “extend the agreement and continue to develop the collaboration” with Belgian firm Exmar as regards a potential FLNG expansion of Leviathan beyond the field’s 1.2bn cfd-capacity Phase 1A. (CONTINUED - 1053 WORDS)