Total Awarded Three North Sea Exploration Licenses

Total has been awarded the three production licenses it applied for under the 24th Oil and Gas Licensing Round of the United Kingdom's Department of Trade and Industry.

Total will have a 36% interest in Blocks 206/3 and 206/4. Located 80 kilometers west of the Shetland Islands, the two blocks enhance the gas potential of the area near the Laggan prospect.

Total was also awarded a 100% stake in Block 3/8f in the Alwyn Area, approximately 420 kilometers North-East of Aberdeen.

The award of these blocks reflects Total's commitment to actively pursuing exploration on the U.K. Continental Shelf and contributing to the development of the North Sea's oil and gas resources.

Total E&P UK plc is one of the leading oil and gas producers on the UK Continental Shelf. Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, the company owns and operates a cluster of fields in the Alwyn Area of the northern North Sea, the Elgin and Franklin fields in the Central North Sea and the Otter field northeast of Shetland. It is also currently developing the West Franklin field in the Central North Sea. The Company also operates the St. Fergus gas terminal and pipelines and has interests in a number of non-operated fields.

For More Information on the Offshore Rig Fleet:
RigLogix can provide the information that you need about the offshore rig fleet, whether you need utilization and industry trends or detailed reports on future rig contracts. Subscribing to RigLogix will allow you to access dozens of prebuilt reports and build your own custom reports using hundreds of available data columns. For more information about a RigLogix subscription, visit