Israel’s Leviathan gas revolution to propel its economic future

On a still-summery late-November Tuesday, blue waves lapped at the sides of the 10,000 square meter deep-water drilling rig Atwood Advantage, some 95 kilometers off the coast of Haifa.

Arriving to the eastern Mediterranean about three years late due to bureaucratic squabbles in Israel’s natural gas sector, the Atwood Advantage was in the midst of drilling the Tamar 8 well – an additional outlet into a 282-billion-cubic-meter reservoir that has been flowing to Israel’s shores since March 2013 – on behalf of Noble Energy.


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