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The GTA field: First gaz field development in Mauritania

The GTA gas field is located at the maritime border shared with the republic of Senegal in water depths of approximately 2800m. In the Mauritanian side, the field is located within block C8 of the Coastal Basin operated by BP. Other partners of the association on the Mauritanian side are Kosmos and SMH, and on the Senegalese side BP, Kosmos, and PETROSEN. The field’s resources are estimated between 25 to 50 Tcf. It is shared between the two countries according to a fifty-fifty starting key.



Phase 1 of GTA

Phase 1 of the field development project has already progressed to an advanced stage with the first gas scheduled for the end of 2023. This phase production will be 2.45 Mtpa of LNG and it has been the subject of a Sales and Purchace Agreement (SPA) signed on February 11th, 2020 between the JV members and BPGM. This phase will also yield a condensate production of up to 6,000 barrels per day.

Phases 2 and 3 of GTA

Phases 2 and 3 of this development project will bring the field production plateau to 10 Mtpa. The philosophy and concept of Phase 2 is being studied and will need to be finalized in the coming months.


Birallah Gas Field: Africa’s Largest Gas Discovery In 2015

This field is located some 40 km north of GTA in water depths of about 2800m, entirely in Mauritanian territorial waters. It is estimated to hold around 80 Tcf of gas resources. The roadmap for its development is under discussion between the State and the associates with the objective of a Final Investment Decision (FID) before mid-2025.

The Banda Gas Field

This field is located offshore about 70 km from Nouakchott in water depths of about 300m. The field is estimated to hold between 1.2 and 2 Tcf of gas resources, with an oil ring of about 200 million barrels.
SMH are working to find the best setup and the best scheme to develop this field for purposes in consistency with the options and priorities of the National Gas Master Plan.