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American ñobalt has renewed drilling in Gulf of Mexico - mass-media

Mexico City, 22 deck - News, Elena Kargina. the American company ñobalt International Energy has renewed drilling in Gulf of Mexico after reception of the permission from US authorities, newspaper Upstream informs.

the Coast guard of the USA (US ñoast Guard) and Bureaus on safety issues and nature protection pravoprimenenija (Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforñement) have resolved the companies drilling of prospecting chink Ligurian - 2, located on the block 814 around Green ñanyon. This first operation of the company after cancellation of the moratorium on deep-water drilling in Gulf of Mexico.

ñobalt plans to begin drilling till the end of the year, then the company intends to drill a chink around Garden Banks. Drilling of ANY1 chink will occupy about half a year.

the Company posesses 45 % in project Ligurian - 2, 30 more % own Total, 25 % - Sonangol.

ñobalt 2 has informed that company investments in 2012 will make 500 - 550 million dollars whereas expenses this year are estimated in 170 - 190 million dollars.

Growth of investments is connected with activization of WRK of the company in Gulf of Mexico and on a shelf of Angola, and also payment of a bonus by the company after its input in the project of working out 20 - go the block on a shelf of Angola.

the Moratorium on oil recovery and gas in Gulf of Mexico has been entered after in April, 2010 in a gulf there was one of the most serious ecological accidents connected with leaks of oil: on platform Deepwater Horizon which was in management of company BP, there was an explosion. In gulf waters has poured out about 5 million barrels of oil. To stop oil leak it was possible only by August, 4th of the same year. As a result of failure 11 persons were lost.