Total sells 25% stake in South African offshore prospect to Qatar Petroleum

International energy group Total announced on Monday that it would sell, subject to regulatory approval, a 25% interest in Exploration Block 11B/12B, offshore South Africa, to Qatar Petroleum. The block is located in the Outeniqua basin, around 175 km off the southern coast of South Africa. It covers an area of 19 000 km 2, with water depths ranging from 200 m to 1 800 m.