TotalEnergies says committed to start Lebanon drilling next year

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TotalEnergies on Monday said it was working towards exploiting its new Lebanon block 9 offshore gas project from next year, adding that it would likely select the vendor for a new drilling rig in the first quarter of 2023.

“Pre-orders have also been placed with suppliers for equipment required,” the company added in a statement.

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The French oil and gas major in October reached a deal with the Lebanese government on the fate of the gas field, as a landmark maritime border agreement with Israel was coming into force.

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