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  • QatarEnergy acquires a 30% interest in two offshore exploration blocks in Lebanon
    édité le 30/01/2023 - Plus de news de "QatarEnergy" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "QatarEnergy"


QatarEnergy acquires a 30% interest in two offshore exploration blocks in Lebanon
QatarEnergy entered into agreements with the Government of Lebanon, TotalEnergies and Eni to become a partner in two exploration blocks offshore the Republic of Lebanon.

Pursuant to the terms of the agreements signed in Beirut today, QatarEnergy will hold a 30% working interest in the Exploration and Production Agreements pertaining to Blocks 4 and 9, marking QatarEnergy’s first exploration endeavor in Lebanon. TotalEnergies (the operator) and Eni will each hold a 35% interest.

The agreements were signed by His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of QatarEnergy, His Excellency Dr. Walid Fayad, the Minister of Energy and Water of Lebanon, Mr. Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies, and Mr. Claudio Descalzi, the CEO of Eni.

Commenting on the signing of these agreements, His Excellency Mr. Al-Kaabi said: “This very important commitment gives us the opportunity to support Lebanon’s economic development, at this critical juncture. And I want to assure our brothers in Lebanon that with the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of the State of Qatar, the State of Qatar will always be there in support of a better future for Lebanon and its people.”

His Excellency Minister Al-Kaabi thanked the government of Lebanon and the Ministry of Energy and Water for their support saying: “I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to the Government of Lebanon represented by His Excellency Dr. Walid Fayad, the Minister of Energy and Water and the teams at the ministry and the Lebanese Petroleum Administration for the valuable support and cooperation that led to this milestone.”

“I want to thank our partners Mr. Patrick Pouyanné and Mr. Claudio Descalzi as well as the working teams of TotalEnergies, Eni, and QatarEnergy. We are pleased to work with TotalEnergies and Eni, with whom we share a long history of cooperation, and who have a deep understanding of the region and a proven exploration track record. We look forward to beginning work on this promising endeavor, and hope that these efforts are successful for the benefit of Lebanon and its people,” Minister Al-Kaabi concluded.

Block 9 has a total area of 1,749 square kilometers and lies about 80 kilometers off the coast of southern Lebanon in water depths of approximately 1,700 meters, while block 4 has a total area of 1,911 square kilometers and is located in water depths of about 1,500 meters.

About QatarEnergy

As a fully integrated energy corporation, QatarEnergy covers the full spectrum of the oil and gas value chain – from exploration to production, from processing and refining to sales and delivery.
As stewards of Qatar's natural resources and the world's largest provider of LNG, our strength rests in our ready access to Qatar's unique reserves to provide energy that fuels social and economic prosperity.

About Eni

Eni is an integrated energy company employing more than 34.000 people in 69 countries in the world. Eni engages in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, as well as in the supply, trading and shipping of natural gas, LNG, electricity and fuels. Through refineries and chemical plants, Eni processes crude oil and other oil-based feedstock to produce fuels, lubricants and chemical products that are supplied to wholesalers or through retail networks or distributors.

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a broad energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, clean, reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.


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