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ExxonMobil acquires exploration acreage in three Mauritania offshore blocks

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ExxonMobil has announced that its wholly owned affiliate, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Mauritania Deepwater Ltd., has signed production sharing contracts with the government of Mauritania for three deepwater offshore blocks.

“These blocks further enhance ExxonMobil’s leading global deepwater acreage position,” said Steve Greenlee, president of ExxonMobil Exploration Company. “We thank the government of Mauritania for the opportunity to evaluate the potential of this acreage using our expertise and advanced technology.”

Blocks C22, C17 and C14 are located an average of 124 miles, or 200 km, offshore Mauritania. Together they measure nearly 8.4 million acres in water depths ranging from 3300 ft to 11 500 ft, or 1000 m to more than 3500 m.

Following government approval of the contracts, ExxonMobil will begin exploration activities, including acquisition of seismic data and analysis.

ExxonMobil will carry out the work programme as operator with 90% interest. Societe Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier holds a 10% interest.

Read the article online at: https://www.oilfieldtechnology.com/offshore-and-subsea/06122017/exxonmobil-acquires-exploration-acreage-in-three-mauritania-offshore-blocks/

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