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Monday, September 29, 2014 - Petronas inks agreements with Pemex and YPF to grow its business in the Americas.
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Kommersant: ExxonMobil Suspends Cooperation with Rosneft on Arctic Project
Monday, September 29, 2014 ExxonMobil is suspending cooperation with Rosneft on offshore drilling in the Arctic due to sanctions, Kommersant reports, citing unnamed sources.
Petronas Inks Agreements with Pemex, YPF to Grow Business in Americas
Monday, September 29, 2014 Petronas inks agreements with Pemex and YPF to grow its business in the Americas.
Encana Buying Athlon Energy For $5.93 Billion
Monday, September 29, 2014 Encana is buying Athlon Energy Inc. for $5.93 billion in an effort to boost is oil production by tapping into Texas's booming Permian Basin.
Merkel Says May Be Necessary To Rethink EU Energy Partnership With Russia
Monday, September 29, 2014 German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there were good reasons to continue EU's energy partnership with Russia for the time being but that might change.
Kemp: Time For A Good Sweating In The Oil Market
Monday, September 29, 2014 US demand for petroleum products has experienced a decline over the last 8 years as soaring oil prices have forced consumers to become more efficient and seek cheaper alternatives.
US Crude Rises On Economic Data, Strong Products Market
Monday, September 29, 2014 US crude oil rises backed by strong US economic data, and Brent edges up after nearing a two-year low last week.
Russia Moves To Take Control Of Oil Firm From Billionaire
Friday, September 26, 2014 Russia moves to take control of an oil company from oligarch Vladimir Yevtushenkov.

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Exploration

Rift Energy Seeks Partner for Block L19 in Kenya
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Rift Energy plans to farm out part of its stake in Block L19 in Kenya to fund the exploration program in the production sharing contract.
NZOG, Octanex Relinquishes PEP 53473 in New Zealand's Taranaki Basin
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 New Zealand Oil & Gas and Octanex relinquish petroleum exploration permit 53473 in the offshore Taranaki basin, New Zealand.
BSO Completes Sale of Otway Basin Permits PEP 167, 175, Re-engages CEO
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Bass Strait Oil completes sale of Otway Basin permits PEP 167 and PEP 175, while re-engaging Steven Noske as CEO.
Dana Gas Successful in Bids for 2 Onshore Concessions in Nile Delta
Monday, September 29, 2014 Dana Gas succeeds in bidding for North El Salhiya (Block 1) and El Matariya (Block 3) onshore concessions in the Nile Delta, Eqypt.
Roc Oil Reports Oil Find at WA12-10-1 Well in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12
Monday, September 29, 2014 Roc Oil reports an oil discovery at WZ12-10-1 well in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12 offshore China.
Armour Energy Flows Gas at Egilabria 2 Well in ATP1087 in Queensland
Monday, September 29, 2014 Armour Energy flows gas at Egilabria 2 well in ATP1087 in north west Queensland, Australia.
Swala Energy Refers Dispute with CEPSA Over Block 12B to Arbitration
Monday, September 29, 2014 Swala Energy refers to arbitration a dispute with CEPSA Kenya Ltd. in connection with the latter's withdrawal from Block 12B in Kenya.
Medco Energi Discovers Oil, Gas in Indonesia and Libya
Monday, September 29, 2014 PT Medco Energi makes gas discoveries at Hijau-2 well in Indonesia's South Sumatra and at O2 well in Area 47 in Libya.
Senex Prepares to Drill Bagheera East-1 Well in PEL 514 in SA Cooper Basin
Friday, September 26, 2014 Senex Energy prepares to drill Bagheera East-1 well in PEL 514 in South Australian Cooper Basin after completing operations at Hathi-1 exploration well.

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Production

US FERC Approves Dominion's Cove Point LNG Export Facility
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 US federal regulators approve construction of Dominion Resources' liquefied natural gas export project in Cove Point, Maryland.
First Oil from Manora Project Offshore Thailand Delayed to October
Monday, September 29, 2014 Tap Oil reports that first oil from Manora Development in northern Gulf of Thailand is expected in the second half of October amid poor weather and delays in platform commissioning.
Shell Evacuates North Sea Platform After Container Drops Into Sea
Monday, September 29, 2014 Shell says it is evacuating non-essential staff from a North Sea oil platform after a container unit fell from a crane into the sea but caused no injuries.
Interra Commences Drilling at CHK 1194 Well in Myanmar's Chauk Oil Field
Monday, September 29, 2014 Interra Resources commences drilling development well CHK 1194 in Chauk oil field in Myanmar after completing work at CHK 1192 well as an oil producer.
Nexen: UK's Buzzard Oil Field Back Online, Ramping Up Over Coming Days
Monday, September 29, 2014 Britain's Buzzard oil field in the North Sea is back online and will continue to ramp up production over coming days, a spokeswoman for Nexen says.
Final Modules for GLNG's Plant Processing Units Delivered to Curtis Island
Friday, September 26, 2014 The GLNG project in Australia reaches key construction milestone as the final two modules for the plant's liquefied natural gas processing units arrive at Curtis Island, Queensland.
AG&P ALE's 'Hydro Deck' Commences Module Offloading for Ichthys LNG Project
Friday, September 26, 2014 AG&P ALE Ventures' Hydro Deck mobile port solution commences module offloading for Ichthys liquefied natural gas project offshore Western Australia.
Tanjung Offshore Bags $61.5M EPIC Contract from Petronas Carigali
Friday, September 26, 2014 Tanjung Offshore Services bags a $61.5 million engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contract in Malaysia from Petronas Carigali.

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Finance and Investing

SBI Raises $13M in Share Placement to Investors, Including Mirzan Mahathir
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 SBI Offshore raises $13 million through placing new shares with four investors, including Malaysian businessman Mirzan Mahathir.
Pakistan Seeks $815M In OGDC Share Sale, Biggest In 8 Yrs
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Pakistan's government is seeking to raise about $815 million with the sale of shares in OGDC, the largest offering from a local company in almost eight years.
Energy & Exploration Partners Files For IPO Again
Friday, September 12, 2014 Energy & Exploration Partners Inc files with US regulators for an initial public offering of common stock.
Sea Trucks Secures $130M Facility to Finance Completion of Jascon 18 MCSV
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Sea Trucks secures a $130 million facility to finance completion of the Jascon 18 multipurpose construction support vessel, which is being outfitted in a shipyard in Singapore.
UAE's Dana Gas Gets $100M Financing For Gas Field Development
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Dana Gas secures $100 million of financing to develop an offshore gas field in the north of the country, with the first gas production expected early next year.
Athabasca Raises Capital Budget, Says CEO To Retire
Monday, September 08, 2014 Athabasca Oil increases its capital budget for the year and said its chief executive of seven years would retire Sept. 30.

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Company Operations

LRE Releases Survey Findings on Innovation, Investment in O&G Sector
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Lloyd's Register Energy releases the findings from an oil and gas survey to assess the impact of innovation and investment by operators in America, Europe and Asia.
Official: Indonesia's Pertamina Seeks US LNG Supply, Shale Equity
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Pertamina is trying to secure a greater supply of liquefied natural gas from the United States and to buy into a shale gas producer there, the state oil and gas firm says.
Penspen Acquires DPS Engineering, Gains Access to FPSO Market in Asia
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Penspen acquires the engineering division of DPS Group to grow its business, especially in the floating production storage and offloading construction market in Asia Pacific.
DNV GL Opens New Office in Malaysia
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 DNV GL opens new office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to meet growing demand in Asia.
ExxonMobil Extends OSV Charters with Alam Maritim for $23M
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Alam Maritim receives a letter of extension from ExxonMobil for the charter of an accommodation barge/vessel and an anchor handling tug for $22.96 million.
Nam Cheong Invests $31M in BBR to Further Expand into Indonesian Market
Monday, September 29, 2014 Nam Cheong invests $30.7 million in Indonesian ship owning and chartering firm PT Pelayaran Nasional Bina Buana Raya Tbk (BBR) to enter into Indonesia's oil and gas market.
Coastal Contracts Bags Deals to Supply Seven OSVs for $136M
Monday, September 29, 2014 Coastal Contracts bags deals to supply seven offshore support vessels for $135.73 million.
Ezion Inks MOU to Store, Distribute Fuel at Port Melville in Australia
Friday, September 26, 2014 Ezion Holdings' unit enters into a memorandum of understanding for fuel storage and distribution at Port Melville in northern Australia to meet the needs of oil and gas firms operating in the Northern Territory and the Timor Sea.
MacGregor Wins Equipment Orders from China's XSI for Accommodation Vessels
Friday, September 26, 2014 MacGregor clinches deck equipment orders from China's Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry for six accommodation vessels.
Maersk Drilling in Talks to Secure Contract for Newbuild Maersk Voyager
Friday, September 26, 2014 Maersk Drilling is in talks to secure a contract for Maersk Voyager drillship, which was named in a ceremony at Samsung Heavy Industries' Geoje-Si shipyard in South Korea.
BHP Billiton, PEMEX Sign Technical Exchange Agreement
Friday, September 26, 2014 BHP Billiton and PEMEX sign an agreement for the exchange of oil and gas technical knowledge, experiences and practices.

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