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Hydrocarbon research in Westen & South Greece ends successfully

“The data collected during the geophysical research for the location of underwater hydrocarbon fields in the Ionian Sea and south of the island of Crete is very good,” Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) executive vice-president Sverre Strandenes said upon the return of the Nordic Explorer research vessel to the southern port city of Patras.
Strandenes also noted that based on the available data “we can say that the research was absolutely successful”, AMNA reported.
“The data collected will now be analysed,” he said, adding that “this phase will last for a while; most likely, the results will be ready in the last quarter of the year to be made available to the company that will take over.”
On his part, Western Greece Regional Governor Apostolos Katsifaras, who visited the research vessel and met with the PGS senior executive, stressed that “we have to be patient while waiting for the official results of the research,” adding that the Greek economy will turn a new page if hydrocarbon fields are located.
The Nordic Explorer left the port of Patras on Nov. 11, 2012 and proceeded to explore regions in the north Ionian Sea, between the islands of Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Kythera, south of Crete and also off the coasts of Kyparissia and Pylos. (via

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