Israeli Group to Start Drilling for Dead Sea Oil

September 10, 2009 by  

Tzuk Tamrur site near the Dead Sea

An Israeli consortium that includes a group largely responsible for the recent discovery of natural gas deposits off the country’s Mediterranean coast plans to begin exploratory drilling for oil at the Dead Sea next month.

The Delek Group headed by Yitzhak Tshuva previously headed the consortium that found billions of dollars worth of natural gas just 50 miles off the coast of the northern Israel city of Haifa. Tshuva is convinced that other sources of energy exist in the country, including oil deposits worth at least half a billion dollars under and around the Dead Sea.

Following his consortium’s natural gas find earlier this year, Tshuva said he believed Israel would very soon become energy independent, and even start exporting natural gas, leading to a major economic revolution in the country.

But Tshuva won’t be alone in his search for oil in Israel. Texas-based, Christian-run Zion Oil & Gas has been searching for oil in Israel since 2000. Founder John Brown says the Bible makes it clear Israel will be energy independent in the last days. The company’s two exploratory drillings have so far given inconclusive results, but have sparked enough optimism for Zion Oil & Gas to continue its operations.

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6 Responses to “Israeli Group to Start Drilling for Dead Sea Oil”

  1. David on September 14th, 2009 4:13 am


    Thanks for the info. We are excited someone is moving forward in the Dead Sea area. The more wells drilled, the more information that is gained toward revealing where the large oil reserves are in the Dead Sea Basin.

    Blessing to you,


  2. Dorothy Garris/coward on February 6th, 2010 10:23 pm

    I was in Israel in 1983. When I put my foot in the Dead Sea, the Lord spoke to me and said, There is enough oil under these rocks and brimstone to furnish the entire world. He also said that when you hit the main oil vein it will drain all the oil from other countries into the Dead Sea, since the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the face of the earth. Get ready Israel! Our God is ready to bless you beyond your wildess dreams. SHALOM and AMEN! I send my love and prayers to you Oh! Israel. Dorothy from Texas, USA

  3. Steve from Idaho USA on May 3rd, 2010 11:56 am


    Its good to know that the veil of mystery is being lifted off these oil reserves!
    I too have felt that the reservoirs of oil will flow to the dead sea!


  4. Iskandar Ibrahim on June 9th, 2010 12:28 pm

    Dear Steve,
    Interesting _ I was browsing at some of the information published at the web site _ oil & gas development Israel and quote as follows _ “” About Joseph, he (Moses) said: “May the Lord bless his land with the precious dew from heaven above and the deep waters that lie below; with the best the sun brings forth and the finest the moon can yield; with the choicest gifts of the ancient mountains and the fruitfulness of the everlasting hills…””unquote. Based on this information as guides _ Givot Olam _ Mr. Tovia Luskin 2004 discovered oil estimated at 1 Billion Barrel _ hence 20% of it expected to be recoverable to last for 7 years of production operations. Suggestion _ check _ they said 30% not 20% IOR _Index Oil Recovery had been standard average conventional method practiced throughout industry. Check by comparison that Statoil Norway _ Gulfask Fields IOR is targeted to reach > 60% _ 2.2 Billions to last for > 3 times bigger. Gulfask method or recovery as opposed to conventional however is advanced 4D seismic model supported by IO _ Integrated Operations the state of the art fiber optics, smart production well, pressure injection technology 2010. Please advise Mr. Luskin & comment. Thanks.

  5. D. Easthom on November 18th, 2010 4:07 pm

    There are approximately 35 scriptures in the old and new testament that states, there is oil in Israel. It will be found, when God’s timing is right. The bible states that Israel will be more prosperous than in the beginning.
    Right now, the bible says she is a burdensome stone. All the nations are against her. Even the US wants her to divide her land. They will all pay dearly, for it states that those who bless Israel will be blessed. Those against Israel will be cursed.
    Pray for our nation to repent, and turn from their wicked ways, then they will hear from heaven, and G-D will HEAL our land.

  6. D. Easthom on November 18th, 2010 4:09 pm

    Bless all those who are following the leading of the Lord, and are seeking to find the oil in Israel. It is there, and whoever finds it will bless Israel.

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