Total Wins Bulgaria Black Sea Deep-Water Drilling Permit
Total competed with Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) and Melrose Resources Plc (MRS) for the permit explore the Khan Asparuh block near the northern border with Romania, which is for five years, including the initial drilling, he said.
Austria’s OMV AG (OMV) and Spain’s Repsol SA are partnering with Total on the permit, Austria Press Agency reported, citing the ministry.
OMV in February said that it had found gas in a Black Sea well in neighboring Romania in what might be its biggest find ever.
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