Noble Energy expressed interest in investing in Egypt’s oil and gas sector and the possibility of linking the natural gas fields off Cyprus to Egypt’s natural gas infrastructure, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

During a meeting between Egyptian and company officials, Nobel Energy indicated it could consider participating in Egypt’s upcoming oil and gas tenders.

The officials also discussed the possibility of building a pipeline to connect Cyprus’ natural gas to Egypt.

Participating in the meeting were the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla; the Chairman of Noble Energy, Keith Elliot; and the Vice President of Global Marketing for Noble Energy, Brian Essner.

The recent natural gas discoveries in the Mediterranean Sea and Nile Delta have contributed to Noble Energy’s interest in working in Egypt.