Total awarded North Sea exploration licenses

Total has been awarded three exploration licenses in the 25th Oil and Gas Licensing Round of the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Offshore staff

PARIS -- Total has been awarded three exploration licenses in the 25th Oil and Gas Licensing Round of the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change.

In the West of Shetlands area, Total and its partners in the Laggan and Tormore gas condensate discoveries, have been awarded part of the adjacent block 205/4.

Further north, Total will have a 56% interest in the exploration license formed by blocks 214/17, 214/21b, and 214/22.

In addition, Total will have a 75% equity in block 29/3b in the Central Graben area of the North Sea where it has a firm well commitment to drill the HT/HP Corfe prospect.

12/05/2008

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