French energy company Total said Tuesday it would send its best talent to Qatar to help advance production at an offshore oil field through a new joint venture. Total signed an agreement with Qatar Petroleum to take on a 30 percent stake in a concession covering the offshore al-Shaheen field. Qatar Petroleum maintains operatorship and a 70 percent stake in a field producing about 300,000 barrels of oil per day. “This is an important recognition of Total’s technical and commercial competence, and the Group will deploy its best technical expertise and experienced teams to this field,” Total Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanne said in a statement. The state-owned Qatari company last […]