Total Enters Deep Offshore Exploration in Cyprus
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http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130206:nBw065957a PARIS--(Business Wire)-- Regulatory News: Total (Paris:FP) (LSE:TTA) (NYSE:TOT) announces that it has signed two production sharing contracts (PSCs), for Blocks 10 and 11, with the Republic of Cyprus. The PSCs were awarded as part of the second offshore exploration licensing round, launched by the Cypriot government in 2012. The licenses extend over 2,572 square kilometers and 2,958 square kilometers respectively, southwest of Cyprus, in water depths ranging from 1,000 to 2,500 meters. The exploration program will begin with seismic surveys. "We are delighted with this new exploration acreage, where we will be conducting an extensive seismic program, shooting 3D seismic on Block 11 and 2D seismic on Block 10. Each block is targeting a different play," commented Arnaud Breuillac, Senior Vice President, Middle East at Total Exploration & Production."This acreage acquisition is aligned with Total`s ambitious exploration strategy focused on new acreage and plays." * * * * * Total is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. The Group is also a first rank player in chemicals. Its 96,000 employees put their expertise to work in every part of the industry - exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining and marketing, new energies, trading, and chemicals. Total is working to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow. www.total.com TOTAL S.A. Martin DEFFONTAINES Matthieu GOT Karine KACZKA Magali PAILHE Tel. : (33) 1 47 44 58 53 Fax : (33) 1 47 44 58 24 or Robert HAMMOND (U.S.) Robert PERKINS Tel. : 1-713-483-5070 Fax : 1-713-483-5629 Copyright Business Wire 2013