Total enters deepwater Anchor discovery, Gulf of Mexico

Total SA is furthering its interest in the US Gulf of Mexico through the acquisition of Samson Offshore Anchor LLC and its 12.5% interest in four deepwater blocks covering the Anchor discovery.

Total SA is furthering its interest in the US Gulf of Mexico through the acquisition of Samson Offshore Anchor LLC and its 12.5% interest in four deepwater blocks covering the Anchor discovery. The Lower Tertiary Wilcox play was discovered in 2014 about 225 km offshore Louisiana in more than 1,500 m of water. Total also acquired Samson’s 12.5% interest in nearby Green Canyon Block 761 where it already has a 25% interest.

Total has entered seven exploration prospects in Gulf of Mexico including the Wilcox play in the central gulf and the Jurassic Norphlet play in the eastern gulf, where it signed an agreement with Chevron Corp. in September 2017.

Total also has picked up 25% interest in Jack field through its acquisition of Maersk Oil & Gas AS, announced in August 2017 (OGJ Online, Aug. 21, 2017).

Chevron operates Anchor with 55% interest with partners Cobalt International Energy, 20%, and Venari Resources LLC, 12.5%. Anchor is operated by Chevron, 55%, alongside Cobalt, 20%, and Venari, 12.5%.

Contact Tayvis Dunnahoe at tayvisd@ogjonline.com.

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