Next year promises to be eventful in the Eastern Mediterranean. Cyprus and Israel hope to reignite offshore exploration aspirations following the August 2015 discovery by Italian firm Eni of the giant 23 tcf Zohr gas field offshore Egypt. For Cairo, 2016 should see the finalization of the development plan for Zohr while UK-firm BP will be preparing for the 2017 start-up of its $12bn, 5 tcf West Nile Delta (WND) project, which will start paving the way for Egypt to become energy independent...