PARIS– Total has signed an agreement with Samson to acquire Samson Offshore Anchor, LLC, which holds a 12.5% interest in four blocks covering the deepwater Anchor discovery in the Gulf of Mexico.
The deal also includes a 12.5% interest in the nearby Green Canyon block 761, where Total already has a 25% interest.
Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production at Total, said: “The entry in the Anchor discovery further increases Total’s footprint in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. It follows our entry in seven exploration prospects located in the promising Wilcox (Central GoM) and Norphlet (Eastern GoM) plays thanks to anagreement signed with Chevron last September, and in the Jack field where the group will acquire a 25% interest as part of the Maersk Oil deal.”
Discovered in the Wilcox play in 2014, Anchor is about 225 km (140 mi) offshore Louisiana in more than 1,500 m (4,921 ft) of water.
Anchor is operated byChevron (55%) alongside Cobalt (20%), and Venari (12.5%).