ExxonMobil has signed an agreement with the government of Namibia and the National Petroleum Corp. of Namibia (NAMCOR) for blocks 1710 and 1810, and farm-in agreements with NAMCOR for blocks 1711 and 1811A.
CNOOC China Ltd. has signed a petroleum contract with PetroChina Co. for two blocks in the South China Sea.
Murphy Exploration & Production Co. – USA has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets from LLOG Exploration Offshore, L.L.C. and LLOG Bluewater Holdings, L.L.C. for $1.625 billion.
Eni has signed an exploration and production sharing agreement covering block A offshore Ras Al Khaimah, as well as the relevant joint operating agreement.
Chrysaor Holdings Ltd. has struck a deal to acquire ConocoPhillips UK North Sea oil and gas business for $2.675 billion.
Wintershall won shares in two blocks in the Malvinas basin under Argentinas Costa Afuera licensing round.
New Zealands Energy and Resources Minister has agreed to extend work obligations for the Clipper offshore permit by three years.
Equinor gained interests in seven offshore exploration blocks under Argentinas 1st Offshore Licensing Round.
ExxonMobil Argentina Offshore Investments B.V. and an affiliate of Qatar Petroleum won three exploration blocks during Argentina’s first offshore bid round.
ConocoPhillips has sold its 30% interest in the Greater Sunrise fields to the government of Timor-Leste for $350 million plus customary adjustments.
China National Offshore Oil Corp. has signed a production-sharing contract with Smart Oil Investment Ltd. for block 09/17 in Bohai Bay.
Shell has signed an agreement to sell its 22.45% non-operated interest in the Caesar-Tonga asset in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico to Delek CT Investment LLC for $965 million in cash.
Lukoil has concluded a contract with Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy and JSC NC KazMunayGas for exploration and development of the Zhenis block in the Caspian Sea.
Colombia’s Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos says Repsol, ExxonMobil, and state-owned Ecopetrol have signed exploration contracts for the GUA OFF-1 and COL-4 blocks in the Caribbean Sea.
Morocco’s government has awarded Chariot Oil & Gas a 75% operated interest in the Lixus offshore license.
A federal judge in Alaska has overturned US President Donald Trump’s attempt to open vast areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas leasing, according to Reuters.
Otto Energy has entered into a joint venture with Talos Energy for the Green Canyon block 21 in the Gulf of Mexico.
VÃ¥r Energi has agreed to farm out stakes in six Norwegian North Sea production licenses to Oslo-based Mime Petroleum.
Impact Oil and Gas has agreed to farm into 18.89% of the Total-operated block 2912 offshore Namibia.
Parkmead has secured a new license in the UK southern North Sea covering blocks 47/10d and 48/6d.
OKEA has acquired Norske Shell’s 50% operating interest in production license 958 on the TrÃ¸ndelag Platform.
Noble Energy has secured approval from Colombia’s Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos to acquire a 40% interest from Shell in the COL-3 and GUA OFF-3 exploration concessions in the Caribbean Sea.
ONGC has awarded L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering a lump-sum EPCIC contract for the Cluster-8 marginal field development, part of the Mumbai High Asset, 210 km (130 mi) west of Mumbai.
W&T Offshore Inc. reports that it was the apparent high bidder on 15 blocks in the Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 252.