Mauritania blocks [52,968 bytes]
Dana Petroleum plc, London, has been awarded three production-sharing contracts for license blocks off Mauritania.
Blocks 1, 7, and 8 cover about 34,000 sq km and extend from shallow water to water depths of about 2,500 m beyond the edge of the continental shelf.
Dana is operator and 80% interest holder in the licenses, with Australian independent Hardman Resources NL as 20% partner. Dana took over the PSC applications from a consortium of Hardman and London-based independent Ste. Afrique.
John Craven, Dana's exploration manager, said that many of the majors have drilled off Mauritania in the past an...