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Mauritania: Total gets ultradeepwater, land blocks

Total SA has signed exploration licenses with the Mauritanian government, one for an ultradeepwater block and one for an onshore block.

Total will hold 90% interest and Mauritania’s state SMH 10% in offshore Block C 9 and Block Ta 29 in the Taoudeni basin.

C 9 covers more than 10,000 sq km 140 km off Mauritania in 2,500-3,000 m of water. Ta 29 is in the Sahara 1,000 km east of Nouakchott and is north of and on trend with Total’s Block Ta 7, on which the company said the latest exploratory results show good prospectivity.

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