Total has signed two Exploration and Production Agreements (EPAs) for blocks 4 and 9, with the Lebanese Republic.

The EPAs were awarded as part of the 1st offshore licensing round, launched by the Lebanese government in 2017, to the consortium led by Total acting as operator (40%) and composed of ENI (40%) and Novatek (20%) as partners.   

Both blocks are located in water depths ranging from 1,400 to 1,800 meters knowing that block 4 is central while block 9 is in the southern part of the country.

Several important steps are being performed; drilling activities are scheduled to start in January – February 2020.


February 2019

Environmental base study

March 2019

Well design

November 2019