Chevron Acquires Exploration Interests in Mauritania
SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 4, 2015 – Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Chevron Mauritania Exploration Limited has reached an agreement to acquire a 30 percent non-operated working interest in Blocks C8, C12 and C13 offshore Mauritania from Kosmos Energy. The transaction is subject to the approval of Mauritania's government.
The deepwater blocks off the coast of Mauritania cover a contiguous area of approximately 6.6 million gross acres in water depths ranging between 5,249 feet (1,600 meters) and 9,842 feet (3,000 meters).
Blocks C8, C12 and C13 cover a contiguous area of approximately 6.6 million gross acres in water depths ranging between 5,249 feet (1,600 meters) and 9,842 feet (3,000 meters).
Under the agreement, Kosmos Energy retains a 60 percent interest and remains the operator. Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier (SMHPM), Mauritania's national oil company, will continue to have a 10 percent interest. Following any commercial discovery after the exploration phase, Chevron will become the operator maintaining a 30 percent working interest.
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
Updated: February 2015