Total-led international consortium (Total 40%, ENI 40% and Novatek 20%) and the government of Lebanon have signed two Exploration and Production Agreements covering Blocks 4 and 9 located offshore Lebanon, in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. These agreements provide for the drilling of at least one well per block in the first three years.

The consortium's priority will be to drill a first exploration well on Block 4 in 2019.

The blocks were awarded to the consortium in the frame of the 1st offshore licensing round, launched by the Lebanese government in January 2017.