Total Enters Deep Offshore Exploration in Cyprus

Wed Feb 6, 2013 9:35am EST

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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

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."

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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.

Matthieu GOT
Tel. : (33) 1 47 44 58 53
Fax : (33) 1 47 44 58 24
Robert HAMMOND (U.S.)
Tel. : 1-713-483-5070
Fax : 1-713-483-5629 

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