Oil and Gas

Mauritania’s oil reserves are estimated at 20 million barrels of oil, which is not a large number in the global oil market, but for gas, a confirmed gas reserve of Mauritania has been discovered, estimated at 50 trillion cubic feet. These major discoveries will put Mauritania in the ranks of gas-producing countries

Gas discoveries

tremendous discoveries have made Mauritania a destination for western countries.
the story began in the year 2012 with be created by the American company Kosmos energy , that discovered the “Turtle” field and before that the “Bir Allah” field , which is the largest field in the world discovered in the year 2017 .
Field will a qualitative leap in the Mauritanian economy . And make it a global competitor, and an important pole in the gas industry in the region 

What is the size of the gas potential of Mauritania?

Mauritania is located at a strategic crossroads in North Africa and at the heart of the many shipping lanes of the Atlantic Ocean. It is in line with its privileged location with its Atlantic coast, which includes more than 700 kilometers. In addition to its proximity to Europe. As well as direct access to important regional markets, such as Algeria, Mali, Morocco and Senegal. This privileged location that Mauritania enjoys will increase its chances of developing the economy, especially after the discovery of gas. On the Mauritanian-Senegalese maritime border, there are huge natural gas fields shared by Mauritania and Senegal a joint exploitation agreement signed in 2020. This huge wealth attracted the giants of energy companies of the world. The "Hmeimim" field is considered one of the most prominent joint fields, as its reserves are estimated at more than 450 billion cubic meters of gas. Which is expected to produce about 2.5 million tons of liquefied gas annually. Petroleum tar companies BP and kosmos Energy are responsible for this project. Which will bring them back $150 million annually. As for Mauritania, it will achieve financial revenues of up to 19 billion US dollars over the next thirty years. Sixty kilometers from Nouakchott, the "Panda" field, its potential is estimated at 1.2 trillion cubic feet. In addition to the facilities of the "Birallah" field, its reserves amount to 8 trillion cubic feet of gas, which represents more than 10% of African reserves.

Mauritania with these huge fields ranked third African after Algeria and Nigeria, and the port of Nouakchott, is one of that facilities to achieve the actual benefit. After transportation, distribution and storage equipment and pipes that were used in the projects. which provided revenue to the port must take estimated at about 25 millions USD . For the benefits that will improve the structure of Mauritania economy and the steps that take , Mauritania is seeking to produce cheap and clean energy from gas, and the use of this energy to Seawater desalination, and creation of coastal cities , in addition to the importation of cars that run on gassed in order to reduce the cost of transportation and thus lower prices.

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solar energy
Mauritania has an area of more than 1 million square kilometers, and it has an average of 10 hours of sun per day throughout the year, and a high density of solar energy
the Mauritanian government decided to encourage the exploitation of solar energy to produce electricity, as the percentage of solar energy use in electricity production was less than 1% in 2008, while it reached 10% in 2020.
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green hydrogen
Mauritania has taken several steps to reach net zero carbon dioxide emissions and to take advantage of the great potential of renewable energies, despite the confirmed discoveries of large natural gas reserves off the coast of the country. This did not prevent the government from seeking to develop the field of renewable energies. To develop the largest green hydrogen production project in the world with a total capacity of 40 Giga Watts.
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Hydropower
Mauritania has partnered with Mali and Senegal, and with funded by 16 donors, including German and French development cooperation, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Nations Development Program.
for construction of the Manantali Dam, the project was launched in 2008. The dam is located in Mali on the Senegal River.
This dam will supply Mauritania with 17% of its electricity needs in 2020
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Fossil Fuels
Reliance on fossil fuels to produce electricity in Mauritania reached 100% in 2000, while this percentage decreased to 63% in 2020, due to the shift to renewable energies.
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Wind energy
Mauritania is characterized by large areas where the wind blows steadily, allowing the production of cheap electricity from wind energy
The wind speed reaches 7 meters per second in the Nouadhibou region, which guarantees a source of clean, renewable and inexhaustible energy, in significant quantities, that provides a promising investment opportunity in this sector.
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Oil and Gas
Mauritania’s oil reserves are estimated at 20 million barrels of oil, which is not a large number in the global oil market, but for gas, a confirmed gas reserve of Mauritania has been discovered, estimated at 50 trillion cubic feet.
These major discoveries will put Mauritania in the ranks of gas-producing countries
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