With BP set for imminent FID at the 15tcf Tortue field it is already eying a second Mauritanian hub, potentially larger than the first. With Shell and Exxon also holding sizable positions, and Total rapidly expanding, Mauritania is set for a major transformation and not just in the energy sector.

BP has recently said that it remains on track to take an end-2018 final investment decision (FID) at its 15tcf Tortue gas-to-FLNG development on the Mauritania/Senegal maritime border. Whether or...