Total announces the arrival of the drillship to carry the operations of the 1st exploration well on Block 4

Beirut, 25 February 2020 – Total announces that the Drillship Tungsten Explorer has arrived in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Lebanon, for the drilling operations of the 1st exploration well on Block 4, located approximately 30 km offshore Beirut.

To be drilled in a water depth of 1,500m, the exploration well aims at exploring targets located more than 2,500m below the sea bed. The drilling of the well is estimated to last 2 months, after which the drillship will leave Lebanon.

The Total operated international consortium (Total 40%, ENI 40%, Novatek 20%) and the government of Lebanon, signed in February 2018 the Exploration and Production Agreement covering Block 4.

Total is pleased to start exploration operations on Block 4, which is the first deepwater exploration well in Lebanon,” stated Ricardo Darré, General Manager Total Exploration & Production Lebanon.

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