Oil Minister Meets With President of Mauritania – Senegal BP Zone

On 21 May, in Nouakchott, Mr. Nani Ould Chrouga, the Minister of Oil, Mines, and Energy, government spokesperson, discussed with Mr. Dave Campbell, the President of the Mauritania – Senegal zone of BP, ways to strengthen cooperation in the field of development and exploitation of the GTA Tortue Ahmeyim field.

During the meeting, the minister highlighted the particular importance that Mauritania attaches to the completion of the development and the start of the operation of this project, which Mauritania considers strategic, stressing that the future phases are vital since the pilot phase of gas exploitation will soon start. He added that the meeting also discussed the prospects of the second phase of the project.

The meeting comes at a crucial time, as the FPSO has stabilized in its final location on the maritime border between Mauritania and Senegal, and key elements of the project infrastructure are now in place.

 In a press release published at the end of the meeting, Mr. Dave Campbell stressed that his visit to Mauritania comes at a particular time for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project, adding that as a responsible operator, BP takes its relations with Mauritania very seriously and that by consolidating this close relationship, the company can continue to build successful partnerships in Mauritania in the coming decades.

For his part, Mr. Mohamed Ould Khaled, the General Director of the Mauritanian Hydrocarbons Company, emphasized the significant progress made thanks to the good coordination between the two parties, stressing that the future is promising and that the project will have significant positive impacts on the national economy.

The completion of the main installations of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project is a success in the face of the technological challenge of the project and proof of the technical skills and capabilities of the work teams, thanks to the considerable efforts deployed by all contractual partners in the project.

BP has also concluded an agreement with Mauritania for the development of a green energy project based on hydrogen.


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