Iraq: TotalEnergies Sells Interest in Sarsang Oil field

(TotalEnergies, 15.Sep.2022) — TotalEnergies completed the divestment of its 18% interest in the onshore Sarsang oil field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, to ShaMaran Petroleum Corp., a company listed in Canada and Sweden and focused on oil exploration and development in Kurdistan, for a firm consideration of $155mn. An additional contingent consideration of $15mn is payable in the future depending on production and oil prices. 

The Sarsang field, discovered in 2011, is operated by HKN (62%), with KRG owning a 20% interest. TotalEnergies’ share of production was around 3,500 barrels per day in 2021.

TotalEnergies in Iraq

In Iraq, TotalEnergies started its activities in the 1920s with the discovery of Kirkuk field. The company currently has a 22.5% interest in the Halfaya oil field. TotalEnergies’ production in Iraq is about 14 000 boe per day in 2021.

In September 2021, TotalEnergies signed major multi-energy agreements in Iraq covering the construction of a new gas network and treatment units, the construction of a large-scale seawater treatment unit and the construction of a 1 GW photovoltaic power plant.

TotalEnergies sells lubricants in Iraq through distributors on the local retail market. TotalEnergies’ affiliate Saft takes part in calls for tender as a subcontractor.

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