DUBAI- Qatar Petroleum has signed an agreement to enter three offshore exploration blocks in Lamu Basin, east of Kenya, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Following regulatory approvals by Kenya, the consortium will be comprised of Eni ENI.MI (the operator) with a 41.25% participating interest, Total with 33.75% and Qatar Petroleum with 25%, the statement said.

(Reporting by Dahlia Nehme; editing by Jason Neely) ((;))