Mauritania turning to gas as discoveries multiply

Mauritania’s Atlantic coastal basin may be destined to become a source of liquefied natural gas.At least one of the participants in the deepwater exploration play that takes in the country’s entire 335-mile coastline has stated that a minimum of 4 tcf of recoverable gas is needed to support a commercial LNG project.Gaz de France’s late 2005 agreement with Dana Petroleum PLC, London, finalized in recent weeks, gave Gaz de rance interests in lightly drilled blocks 1, 7, and 8 off Mauritania, at least one of which contains a major gas discovery, Pelican on Block 7.At least four of the discovered oil fields, Chinguetti, Tevet, Tiof, and Banda, operated by other companies con...

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