14.06.2011 12.Siwan, 5771
Infrastructures Ministry approves drilling in Noa field
Rapid extraction will help bridge gap between Mari-B’s end and Tamar’s beginning, experts say.
The National Infrastructures Ministry granted permission to Noble Energy on Sunday night to begin development of the small “Noa North” natural gas reservoir to bridge any gaps that might occur between the depletion of the Mari-B Yam Tethys supply and the opening of the Tamar gas reserves, the ministry announced on Monday morning.
Noble Energy, the American company also responsible for the development of the large Tamar and Leviathan gas reserves off the coast of Haifa, can begin drilling 1.2 billion cubic meters of gas at the adjacent Noa-1 on July 15, the ministry said….