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Chevron to acquire 30% stake in 3 offshore blocks in Mauritania

Chevron Corporation headquarters, downtown Houston.
Chevron Corporation headquarters, downtown Houston.

06 February 2015 – Chevron Corporation has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Chevron Mauritania Exploration Limited has reached an agreement to acquire a 30 percent non-operated working interest in Blocks C8, C12 and C13 offshore Mauritania from Kosmos Energy.

The transaction is subject to the approval of Mauritania’s government. Blocks C8, C12 and C13 cover a contiguous area of approximately 6.6 million gross acres in water depths ranging between 5,249 feet (1,600 meters) and 9,842 feet (3,000 meters).

Under the agreement, Kosmos Energy retains a 60 percent interest and remains the operator. Societe Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier (SMHPM), Mauritania’s national oil company, will continue to have a 10 percent interest. Following any commercial discovery after the exploration phase, Chevron will become the operator maintaining a 30 percent working interest.
Chevron Corp. press release

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