Drilling rumors raise sea of questions

  • 2003-08-21
  • Jayde Will
RIGA - Recent reports that Opab has been given a renewed license for test drilling in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Gotland has given rise to a mass of questions and rekindled latent border disputes between Sweden, Latvia and Lithuania.According to reports in the beginning of August, Opab – or Oljeprospectering in full – a subsidiary enterprise of the Swedish company Svensk Petroleum, has received rights to drill for crude under the Baltic seabed off the island of Gotland and in Latvian territorial waters as well.Opab, working together with U.S.'s Amoco, tried drilling in 17 various point...
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