JAN 18/09. Three massive gas
reservoirs have been discovered 80 kilometers off the Haifa coast, at the
Tamar prospect, Noble Energy Inc. announced.
The Tamar-1 well, located in
approximately 5,500 feet of water, was drilled to a total depth of 16,076
feet. The thickness and quality of the reservoirs found were greater than
anticipated at the location.
Speaking on Army Radio, an
exhilarated Yitzhak Tshuva, owner of the Delek Group Ltd, one of the owners
of the well, called the discovery "one of the biggest in the world,"
promising that the find would present a historic land mark in the economic
independence of Israel. "I have no doubt that this is a holiday for the
State of Israel. We will no longer be dependent [on foreign sources] for our
gas, and will even export. We are dealing with inconceivably huge
quantities; Israel now has a solution for the future generations," Tshuva