Laura was discovered by ENI/Agip in 1980 by the Laura-1 well. The field is located in 197m of Adriatic water, about 4km from the shore. The concession was kept by ENI from 1984 to 2005, when ENI relinquished it without implementing a development plan. Under the current legislation Coro will not be able to develop this licence, however the Ministry has agreed to suspend this licence for the time being.