‘Drilling has de-risked up to 50tcf… more than sufficient for a world-scale LNG project.’

BP and Texas-based partner Kosmos Energy have made a “major gas discovery” with their ‘Orca-1’ wildcat in 2,510ms water depth on Block C-8, 125km off Mauritania.

“We believe [Orca-1] is the largest deepwater hydrocarbon discovery in the world so far this year,” Kosmos CEO Andrew Inglis says, announcing the find on 28 October.