Total has been awarded licenses in three blocks in Mexico’s first deepwater offshore licensing bid.
Total will be operator of Block 2 in the Perdido basin with a 50% interest, while ExxonMobil has the remaining 50%. The block covers a surface area of 2,977 square kilometers at water depths ranging from 2,300 to 3,600 meters.
“With our successful bids in these promising deep water prospects, Total has seized the opportunity to benefit from Mexico’s energy reforms. Our winning bids add high-grade exploration potential to our portfolio,” said Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production at Total.
“We now look forward to launching exploration works and expanding our cooperation with Mexico together with our partners.”
In the Salina basin, Total has won a participating interest of 33.3%, alongside Statoil (33.4%) and BP (33.3%), in Blocks 1 (2,381 km²) and 3 (3,287 km²).