The Subsea Integration Alliance (SIA) has been given the green light to push ahead with front-end engineering and design work on Morocco's first offshore project that could exploit some 2 trillion cubic feet of gas.

Chariot’s Anchois asset lies in the Lixus licence and will be tapped via a few subsea wells linked directly by pipeline to a new, onshore central processing facility (CPF), with gas sold domestically and — potentially — to Spain via the Maghreb-Europe pipeline.