Total farms into an onshore block with KNOC

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 10/17/2008, Location: Middle East

Total has signed an agreement with Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) to farm into onshore exploration Block 70 (Attaq Area, Shabwa Governorate) in Yemen with an interest of 30.875%. This agreement has been approved by the Yemeni Ministry of Oil and Minerals.

Block 70, which covers an area of 1,367 square kilometres, is located in the south-eastern part of Central Yemen’s Marib Basin. Following the farm-in, Total has a 30.875% interest in the block, alongside KNOC (30.875%, operator), Samsung Corporation (19%), Daesung Industrial Co. Ltd. (14.25%) and Yemen General Corporation for Oil and Gas (5%). 2D seismic was acquired in 2007 and a well is presently being drilled.

Already Yemen’s leading foreign investor, with this acquisition Total will increase its portfolio of exploration acreage in the country, beyond its recently acquired interests in Blocks 69 and 71, and will bring its technical expertise to the Block 70 consortium.


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