Total Awarded Interest Two Deepwater Blocks Offshore Australia

Total's subsidiary, Total E&P Australia, has been awarded two exploration permits offshore northwestern Australia following the October 2005 licensing round.

Exploration permits WA-369-P and WA-370-P are located approximately 150 kilometers offshore in a water depth of around 1,400 meters. Total will have an interest of 30%, alongside Australia's Woodside Energy Ltd. (Operator, 50%) and Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) Pty Ltd (20%).

Seismic surveys will be conducted in block WA-370-P this year.

These interests illustrate Total's commitment to strengthening its presence in Australia, where it is already conducting exploration operations in two other deep offshore blocks.

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