ExxonMobil’s contracted Stena IceMax drillship is in place and is expected to commence drilling two wells back-to-back at the Delphine prospect in Block 10 offshore Cyprus (Exxon 60%, QP 40%). Marine Traffic shows the IceMax 20km from the maritime border with Egypt, northwest of Eni’s 21.5tcf Zohr discovery. It is due south of Eni’s January Calypso discovery in Block 6 which the firm confirmed is an extension of the ‘Zohr-like play’.

Exxon and partner QP were...