Total Sells Interest in Tempa Rossa Field to Mitsui, Italy

Total Sells Interest in Tempa Rossa Field to Mitsui

Total of France said that it has finalized an agreement to sell a 25% interest in the Tempa Rossa field, located in the Basilicata region of southern Italy, to Mitsui E&P Italia A S.r.l. 

The Group is retaining a 50% interest in the Gorgoglione concession and operatorship. Shell holds the remaining 25%.

The transfer of interests will take effect after the Italian authorities have approved the transaction.

“We are very pleased with this transaction, which further strengthens the ties between Total and Mitsui,” said Olivier de Langavant, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business, Development and R&D at Total Exploration & Production. “It is another step toward achieving the asset disposal objectives announced by Total for the period 2012-2014.”

The Tempa Rossa field is scheduled to come on stream in early 2016, producing 50,000 barrels of oil per day at plateau, along with 230,000 cubic meters of natural gas and 240 metric tons of LPG per day. Italy’s oil production will increase nearly 40% as a result.

The development represents an investment of €1.6 billion. Total awarded the EPC contracts in 2012.

LNG World News Staff, March 18, 2013; Image: Total