In December 2016, blocks 1 and 3 in the Saline Basin were awarded to a consortium consisting of then Statoil, now Equinor, (33.4%), BP (33.3%) and Total (33.3%). Equinor is the operator of Block 3, while BP is the operator of Block 1. The blocks cover an area of about 5,650 square kilometers in a largely unexplored deepwater area. The partnership is currently working on maturing the assets.
At the same time, Equinor is evaluating future opportunities in Mexico.