Geo Service 1 spotted in occupied Western Sahara

Kosmos Energy's supply vessel Geo Service 1 was observed yesterday in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 05 July 2014

Kosmos Energy is helping Morocco in its illegal oil exploration in Western Sahara. 

May 30, WSRW revealed that Kosmos Energy had commenced its last seismic studies offshore the occupied territory of Western Sahara. 

The main ship doing the study is the BGP Prospector, owned by a subsidary of the Chinese national oil company CNPC. In addition, WSRW reported on four other supply vessels helping that mother ship for the exploration. 

The Geo Service 1, spotted in Dakhla 4 July 2014 is part of these supply vessels. That same supply vessel also took part in Total's exploration round on the Anzarane block off Dakhla in 2012-2013.

The UN has stated that any further oil exploration in Western Sahara will be in violation of international law. Morocco will deploy the first oil rig ever in the occupied territory within 2-3 months. The rig is currently testing offshore Korea. 

Morocco has occupied parts of Western Sahara since 1975, in violation of international law. Its groundless claims on the territory were rejected by the International Court of Justice. 


Here is Kosmos Energy's supply vessel

At the Spanish government owned harbour of Las Palmas today, Geo Service 1 is bunkering supplies for the illegal Moroccan oil studies offshore occupied Western Sahara. The studies take place not too far away from Spanish waters.

17 June 2014

Here is Kosmos Energy's supply vessel in occupied Western Sahara

Kosmos and Cairn Energy are exploring for oil offshore Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco. This photo taken yesterday shows one of their supply vessels.

28 March 2017

Kosmos and Cairn have pulled out of Western Sahara

17 years of US private company engagement in exploring the oil potential of Western Sahara has come to an end.

07 February 2018

Kosmos surveying oil potential near Dakhla again?

Over the past 24 hours, WSRW has observed a resumed seabed exploration north of Dakhla, in the block operated by American oil company Kosmos Energy in collaboration with Scotland's Cairn Energy.

26 October 2017