Australian energy company Melbana sees drilling window opening at a field near the northern coast of Cuba. Map courtesy of Melbana Energy Ltd. July 2 (UPI) — A window for drilling at an oil prospect near the northern shore of Cuba could open up as early as December, Australian energy company Melbana said. The Cuban Ministry of Science and Technology gave Melbana Energy Ltd. the environmental license for planned activities at its Alameda-1 exploration well on the north shore of Cuba in April. The company is targeting a reservoir with more than 2.5 billion barrels of oil in place and the environmental license is part of the regulatory requirements needed before the company can start drilling. The company by then had completed a tender for a drilling rig that could be deployed later this year “A preferred contractor has been identified and discussions are continuing with the preferred drilling […]