Total secures deepwater Mauritania block
Total has signed an exploration and production contract for block C7 offshore Mauritania.
The company will operate with a 90% interest in partnership with state-owned Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier (SMHPM).
Guy Maurice, svp, Africa at Total Exploration & Production, said: “This agreement is part of Total’s strategy to explore newdeepwater basins in Africa. The addition of the C7 block to our existing C9 deepwater license creates a contiguous exploration area of around 17,000 sq km [6,564 sq mi] in a high-potential zone in offshore Mauritania.”