Exploration & Production

IOCs plan to drill offshore Morocco in Q1 2018

Two sets of licence holders plan to carry out exploration drilling in Morocco in 2018, in what is good news for the country's gas ambitions Two sets of licence holders plan to carry out exploration drilling in Morocco in 2018, in what is good news for the country's gas ambitions.
By Verity Ratcliffe 1 December 2017 0 28626
Drilling rig in Morocco. Drilling at Sound Energy’s onshore Tendrara licence. (Sound Energy)

Two groups of licence holders plan to carry out exploration drilling offshore Morocco in the first quarter of 2018, according to the country’s National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines. The uptick in offshore exploration would be a welcome development for Morocco, which hopes to tap domestic resources to assist in its move towards a greater role for gas in its energy mix in the long term.

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