Eni, ExxonMobil, Total and Statoil have all applied for blocks offshore Cyprus after Eni’s Zohr discovery opened a new play in the eastern Mediterranean. The Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism said that it had received an application from Eni and Total with Eni as operator for Block 6. For Block 8, the ministry received applications from Eni, and from a consortium of Cairn Energy’s Capricorn Oil with Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration.