ExxonMobil has assumed operatorship of frontier exploration acreage offshore Greece following the withdrawal of TotalEnergies.

In 2019, the Greek authorities awarded the West Crete and South West Crete licences to a partnership of the French and US supermajors as well as Athens-based Hellenic Petroleum.

TotalEnergies withdrew from the acreage in 2021 with its operated interest now formally assigned to ExxonMobil — at the request of the supermajor — and Hellenic.