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MEOG: TotalEnergies expands UAE portfolio

TotalEnergies has agreed to purchase the upstream assets of Spanish firm CEPSA in the UAE, while adding a stake in a Japanese-led joint venture (JV) that operates other offshore assets.

The assets to be acquired include a 20% participating interest in the Satah Al Razboot (SARB), Umm al-Lulu, Bin Nasher and Al Bateel (SARB and Umm al-Lulu) offshore concession, and a 12.88% indirect interest in the Mubarraz concession.

The latter was acquired through the purchase of a 20% stake in Cosmo Abu Dhabi Energy Exploration & Production Co. Ltd (CEPAD), a company that owns a 64.4% stake that was held by Abu Dhabi Oil Company Ltd (ADOC), the operator of Mubarraz.

The SARB and Umm al-Lulu concession encompasses two significant offshore fields. Alongside OMV (20%), ADNOC holds a 60% interest in the concession, which is operated by ADNOC Offshore.

The Mubarraz concession comprises four producing offshore fields; Hail, Neewat Al Galan, Uhm Al Anbar and Mubarraz.

TotalEnergies said the transactions are subject to fulfilling customary conditions precedent, such as documentation formalisation and final approvals.