Drilling begins at third Golan Heights oil exploration site

“We are very pleased with the progress of the work and the findings, which have thus far matched our expectations,” said Afek Oil chief geologist Dr. Yuval Bartov.

After identifying the presence of hydrocarbons at two oil exploration sites on the Golan Heights, the Afek Oil and Gas company began drilling operations at a third location this week.

The third site, Ness-6, is located near the entrance of the Kanaf moshav, southeast of Gamla. The drilling is expected to reach a depth of 1,400 meters, according to the company.

As the drilling proceeds at this site, the firm said it is simultaneously conducting preparations for rehabilitation work at the previous locations, Ness-5 and Ness-3.

“We are very pleased with the progress of the work and the findings, which have thus far matched our expectations,” Dr. Yuval Bartov, chief geologist at Afek Oil, said. “Cooperation with supervisory bodies and local authorities is important to us, and we will continue to be strict about cooperating in the work process, while taking into account the environment in which we are operating.”

 

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