Total secures deepwater Mauritania block

Total has signed an exploration and production contract for block C7 offshore Mauritania.

Total offshore Mauritania
Total offshore Mauritania

Offshore staff

PARISTotal has signed an exploration and production contract for block C7 offshore Mauritania, covering an area of 7,300 sq km (2,818 sq mi).

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.”

05/12/2017

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