Egypt Air hijacking suspect remanded


An Egyptian man has been remanded in custody for eight days by a Cypriot court after authorities said he admitted hijacking a domestic EgyptAir flight and diverting it to Cyprus by threatening to blow it up with a fake explosives belt.

Oil & Gas

OPITO invests in Cyprus oil and gas office


Oil and gas skills body OPITO is set to become a strategic skills adviser in Cyprus with the opening of new offices in the region. Following discussions with senior Cypriot officials, OPITO has invested in a new office in the country. The Eastern Mediterranean is currently estimated to hold 122 trillion cubic feet of gas in the area. Group chief executive David Doig said: “The recent discovery of natural gas resources offshore Cyprus is a major opportunity to create jobs and opportunities for the island and its people.

Oil & Gas

Eni and Korea Gas Corp strike out for second time in Cyprus


Eni and Korea Gas Corp have failed to find exploitable hydrocarbons off Cyrpus. It is the second time the energy companies have been unsuccessful in what was being considered as a promising region. Cyprus's energy ministry said a consortium between the two had failed to find gas on their second round of drilling in the offshore block.


Video: Drone captures bird’s eye view of rig


A drone has been used to capture a bird's eye view of a platform in the Mediterranean Sea. The remotely operated vehicle moves from land to air and across bright blue waters to capture the platform for the sky above.