UK independent Cairn plans to enter the Mauritanian deepwater, securing the right to acquire up to a 30% interest in Block C7, a third of operator Total’s current 90% stake. Cairn’s entry is dependent on a decision to proceed to exploration drilling following the completion of an ongoing 7,000 km² 3D seismic program.
Whilst prospective drilling here is slated for 2021, Total will also be responsible for drilling the key upcoming Mauritania wildcat with a well planned on its...