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Greece presses the E&P button

Plans for deep-water exploration have raised hopes of an eventual major natural gas discovery, while onshore oil development is progressing slowly

In a modest, modern building tucked away in a leafy residential street close to the centre of Athens a major energy transition is being managed. The building is home to Hellenic Hydrocarbons Resources Management (HHRM). Since 2011, this state-owned company has been revitalising what had become a near-moribund energy sector.  HHRM exudes vigour, taking its cue, perhaps, from president and chief executive Yannis Bassias. Not so, he insisted, in an interview with Petroleum Economist. He said the firm's youthful vitality stemmed not from him but from the staff themselves: "When you take me out of the statistics, the average age here is 34, so this is great. We have a staff of just 17, we don't



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