Qatar Petroleum announced that it has signed an agreement to enter three exploration blocks in Kenya, according to a company statement.

The agreement for the three offshore exploration blocks in Lamu Basin, east of Kenya, is subject to customary regulatory approvals Kenyan authorities.

Following the approval, the consortium will consist of Eni (the operator) with a 41.25% participating interest, Total with 33.75%, and Qatar Petroleum 25%.

The three offshore blocks are situated in a largely unexplored area in the Lamu basin in Kenya, which spans across 15,000 square kilometers, with water depths ranging from about 1,000 meters to 3,000 meters.