INPEX acquires 9.99% of Block 14 in Angola from Total
On 21 August 2012, Total announced it had agreed to sell INPEX a 9.99% indirect interest in Block 14, Angola. Total will retain a 10.01% stake. The deal sees Total's original 20% interest transferred to a new Total affiliate, in which INPEX will become a shareholder. The deepwater block contains three producing projects, plus several still to be developed. We forecast peak production of around 300,000 b/d by 2019. Our base case valuation of the deal is US$1.1 billion (discounted at ...