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In Mauritania, Tullow has exploration, development and production activities across ten offshore licences. Tullow has significant acreage of over 50,000 sq km extending along 750 km of coastline and includes the Chinguetti oil field. Chinguetti was the first discovery in Mauritania in 2001 and since then further discoveries have included Banda in 2002, Pelican and Tiof in 2003 and Tevet in 2004. In January 2011, the successful Cormoran-1 exploration well successfully appraised the Pelican gas field and discovered two new underlying fields, Cormoran and Petronia.
In October 2011, Tullow announced that it had signed a new exploration PSC, C-10, which replaces the previous PSC-Area A and B with Tullow taking over operatorship. In June 2012, Tullow signed the new C-18 exploration licence which covers an area of 13,255 sq km and lies directly west of the existing Block 7 exploration licence that Tullow is a partner in. An exploration campaign commenced in August 2013 with a technical discovery made at Fregate-1. Tullow’s exploration acreage position was further enhanced with the signing of the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for the shallow water C3 licence area in April 2013.
In 2012, the Banda gas field was declared commercial and it is planned that the field will supply a power development.
Mauritania country film
Published August 2013