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Iraq: TotalEnergies Sells Its Non-Operated Interest In Sarsang Oil Field

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TotalEnergies said Thursday it has 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 $ 155 million. An additional contingent consideration of USD 15 million is payable in the future depending on production and oil prices. 

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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.

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. Its affiliate Saft takes part in calls for tender as a subcontractor.

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