The prospects for a prompt final investment decision at the BP/Kosmos 15tcf Tortue deepwater prospect on the Mauritania/Senegal maritime border have taken a major step forward with the 9 February signing of an Inter-Government Cooperation Agreement.

US firm Kosmos says the project remains on track for FID by end-2018 and first gas by late 2021. FEED is ongoing.

Tortue (or Ahmeyim as Senegal calls it) was discovered by Kosmos in 2015 (MEES, 8 May 2015). The discovery, in 2,700ms water depth...