A French energy company said it was setting a deeper footprint in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico by taking a minority stake in a Chevron-controlled field. For an undisclosed sum, the French supermajor Total said it bought the 12.5 percent interest in the four blocks covering the Anchor discovery from Samson Offshore Anchor. Chevron declared a discovery at the Anchor reservoir in 2014 and went ahead with an appraisal program to evaluate development options. Arnaud Breuillac, the president of exploration and production at Total, said the acquisition follows the entry into seven other prospects off the southern U.S. coast. “The entry in the Anchor discovery further increases Total’s footprint in deepwater Gulf of Mexico,” […]