PARIS -- Total has signed a technical evaluation agreement with the National Office of Petroleum of Guinea (ONAP).
The two parties plan to study deep and ultra-deepwater areas off the coast of Guinea Conakry, covering an area of around 55,000 sq km (21,235 sq mi).
“By taking this position on a new under-explored area, Total pursues its exploration strategy targeting deep offshore prospective basins,” said Kevin McLachlan, senior vice president for Exploration & Production at Total.
“Therefore, Total has the opportunity to evaluate a very large area, located in an extension of the prolific Mauritania/Senegal basin where we already are. This will allow us to capitalize on our know-how and experience acquired in West Africa.”
The company has been granted a year to assess the potential of the basin using existing data, after which its will choose three licenses for an exploration program.
In addition, Total will train ONAP staff in order to develop their technical skills in E&P.
Total reviewing deepwater prospectivity offshore Guinea
Total has signed a technical evaluation agreement with the National Office of Petroleum of Guinea.