The CFP obtains licence for exploration in Mauritania


TotalFina starts distribution


Total starts exploration production

The first traces of the Group in Mauritania date back to 1973.  It is present today in the fields of exploration-production of hydrocarbons and the commercialization of petroleum products and associated services.

1973 - 2019

  • 1973, the CFP obtains a uranium exploration licence in Mauritania and will obtain a second one in 1974.

  • 1975, TCMN (Total Mining and Nuclear Company) explores in Mauritania

  • 1976, Mauritania’s activities are interrupted due to the insecurity in the country.

  • 1999, TotalFina opens a distribution business in Mauritania

  • 2005, beginning of exploration-production activity in the country

  • Today, the Group is active in the fields of hydrocarbon exploration and production and the marketing of petroleum products and related services. It also carries out societal actions in the country in the areas of sustainable development, employment and health.