Kosmos Energy, partnered with BP Africa, plan to produce gas off Mauritania coast after a test drill showed that a key field would produce about 60 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of gas.

Oil and gas producer, Kosmos, claimed the well’s key development parameters includes well deliverability, reservoir connectivity, and fluid composition and that the well is capable of producing about 200 MMcf/d of gas once fully operational.

In 2015, Kosmos discovered a gas pool in the Tortue 1 exploration well, part of the Greater Tortue Complex spanning Senegal and Mauritania, contained more than 15 trillion cubic feet of gas.

BP acquired working interest in Kosmos' exploration blocks in Mauritania and Senegal, in 2016, including the Tortue field.

Other oil majors, including BP and Total, are investing in the waters of Senegal and Mauritania boosted by recent drilling successes and relatively low costs.

Kosmos holds a 28% interest in Tortue, BP holds 62% and Mauritania's state-run oil company Societe Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier holds the remaining interest.