Cuba began exploring for oil at another offshore site after a first attempt by Spain’s Repsol YPF SA (REP) proved unsuccessful.
A subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur-based Petroliam Nasional Bhd., or Petronas, started drilling for oil off Cuba’s northern coast on May 24 with the same Scarabeo-9 rig Repsol had used, according to a statement today by Cubapetroleo in government-run newspaper Granma.
Petroleos de Venezuela SA will begin exploring for oil following the drilling by Petronas, Cubapetroleo said in the statement. Repsol spokesman Kristian Rix said May 18 that the company was abandoning its wells off the Cuban coast because they weren’t successful.
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