“We’re excited about the opportunity to participate in Mauritania’s upstream sector which further builds on our exploration footprint in Africa, and we look forward to a successful exploration program,” stated QatarEnergy CEO, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, adding, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with our strategic partner Shell and with SMH. We also look forward to collaborating with the Mauritanian government and thank them and our partners for their valuable support and cooperation.”
Positioned approximately 50km off Mauritania’s coast, Block C-10 covers an area of approximately 11,500km2, with water depths ranging from 50m to 2,000m. The Block is home to the Walata, Banda, and Tevet oil discoveries.
In February, Shell was granted a six-month extension to its C-10 license, which will allow the supermajor to drill the wildcat well while targeting oil potential within the contiguous Block C-2.