“Of course we’re interested in Zohr,” a Total source tells MEES, confirming what was already apparent from the circumstantial evidence.

Total has Cyprus Block 11 immediately to the north of Zohr and is planning to drill to test the same play in the coming months. And clear evidence that the companies are already working together comes from the fact that they have submitted joint bids for two neighboring Cyprus blocks, 6 and 10. Offshore Egypt, Total was awarded its initial block, North El Hammad, in October 2015 (MEES, 9 October 2015). Here Total (25%) also partners Eni (37.5% op) and BP (37.5%). (CONTINUED - 404 WORDS)