Total SA has signed a production sharing contract with the Kenya government for deepwater Block L22 in the Lamu basin offshore Kenya.
Total will operate L22 with 100% interest. The block covers more than 10,000 sq km in 2,000-3,500 m of water. The first phase of the exploration program consists of a 3D seismic survey.
Total holds a 40% interest in Anadarko Petroleum Corp.-operated L5, L7, L11a, L11b, and L12 exploration licenses in the Lamu basin. An exploratory well is to spud in 2012.