Mauritania awards two offshore blocks to Total

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French oil major, Total, has strengthened its position in Mauritania by winning contracts for two new exploration blocks.

“Total and the Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines of Mauritania have signed an agreement awarding Total two new exploration and production contracts for Blocks C15 and C31 deep offshore Mauritania, covering an area of 14,175 square kilometres,” Total said in a statement on Wednesday.