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QatarEnergy enters offshore Atlantic exploration in Canada

QNA/Doha

Sunday، 24 October 2021 11:14 AM

QatarEnergy signed an agreement with ExxonMobil Canada to farm into an exploration license offshore the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada.

The transaction has received all necessary consents from the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB).

According to the agreement, QatarEnergy will hold a 40% participating interest in license EL 1165A, where the Hampden exploration well activities are planned. The remaining interest is held by ExxonMobil Canada.

Commenting on this occasion, HE the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of QatarEnergy Saad Sherida Al Kaabi said, "We are pleased to conclude this agreement which represents our first entry into Offshore Canada, in an established producing basin with the leading producer in the area. This builds on our strong partnership with ExxonMobil and is an important addition to our growing international exploration portfolio."

The block covered by this license is located approximately 450 km east of the city of St. John's in Newfoundland and Labrador, in water depths of approximately 1,100 meters.

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