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Venezuela, Russia's Rosneft Agree On $14B Oil, Gas Investment
Thursday, May 28, 2015 Venezuela and Russia's top oil producer, Rosneft, have agreed on around $14 billion in investment in the South American OPEC country's oil and gas sector, President Nicolas Maduro says.

MEO Informs Shareholders to Reject Mosman Oil and Gas' Takeover Bid
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 MEO Australia informs shareholders to reject Mosman Oil and Gas's offer to acquire the Australian-based firm.

Range Resources Secures Funding Deal with Chinese Investment Group
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Range Resources signs Memorandum of Understanding with Beijing Sibo Investment Management, which could unlock up to $35 million of funding.

Cenergy Acquires Control Zone Solutions to Offer Safety Solutions Globally
Friday, May 22, 2015 Cenergy acquires Louisiana-based Control Zone Solutions and plans to offer safety solutions to clients globally.

Russia to Decide on Schlumberger Bid for Eurasia Drilling in 2-3 Weeks
Thursday, May 21, 2015 A Russian government commission should decide on Schlumberger's bid for Eurasia Drilling in two to three weeks.

NuEnergy Gas Acquires Dart Indonesia's CBM Assets in Sumatra, Kalimantan
Thursday, May 21, 2015 NuEnergy Gas agrees to acquire Dart Indonesia, giving it access to the latter's coal bed methane production sharing contracts in Indonesia.

Flood Of New Cash Sustains US Oil Firms; Energy Dealmakers Gripe
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 US oil companies are attracting a wave of new investment from unlikely sources - hedge funds and private equity firms flocking to the energy market for the first time to bet on a rebound.

Russell: Shell-BG Deal May Be End Point Rather Than Harbinger
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 There is a widespread assumption that weak commodity prices are likely to spark a wave of merger and acquisition activity as stronger companies seek to buy assets on the cheap.

Nostra Terra Buys Minority Interest in Texas San Miguel Prospect
Monday, May 18, 2015 Nostra Terra announces the acquisition of a 1% interest in South Texas' 35,000 acre San Miguel Prospect.

Dayang Ups Stake in Perdana, Aims to be a Leading Offshore Services Player
Friday, May 15, 2015 Malaysia's Dayang Enterprise raises stake in Perdana Petroleum to 35.51 percent, with a view of taking full ownership of the company and becoming a leading regional offshore oil and gas services player.

Sources: South Korea's GS Energy Poised to Win Abu Dhabi Oil Stake
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Sources say GS Energy Corp. is poised to win a stake in Abu Dhabi's largest onshore oilfield concession, joining France's Total SA and Japan's Inpex Corp. in a $22 billion venture.

Noble Energy to Buy Rosetta Resources for About $2B
Monday, May 11, 2015 Oil and natural gas producer Noble Energy says it will acquire Rosetta Resources Inc for about $2 billion in stock, highlighting a consolidation being driven by a steep fall in global oil prices.

Delta SubSea Secures New Build Vessel Olympic Delta
Monday, May 11, 2015 Delta SubSea, has entered into an agreement with Olympic Shipping AS for the Olympic Delta, a newly built Multipurpose Subsea Support & Construction Vessel.

FMC Technologies, Total Ink Frame Agreement for Technology Development
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 FMC Technologies and Total signed a Frame Agreement for technology development May 5.

Entrepose Acquires Oil, Gas Equipment Maker IKL
Monday, May 04, 2015 French oil and gas infrastructure builder Entrepose buys Indonesia process equipment maker PT Istana Karang Laut.

Spain's Repsol Expects to Close Talisman Acquisition on May 8
Thursday, April 30, 2015 Spanish oil firm Repsol expects to close the acquisition of Canada's Talisman Energy on May 8.

Total Sees Deal Targets Still Too Expensive After Crude Crash
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Total CFO Patrick de La Chevardiere says prospective takeover targets are still too expensive after crude prices collapsed.

Singapore's EMS Energy, Koastal to Merge in $112.6M Deal
Monday, April 27, 2015 EMS Energy to merge with Koastal Group in a $112.6 million deal to set up an integrated offshore and marine services provider in Singapore.

Ithaca Agrees to Sell Norwegian Business to Hungary's MOL
Friday, April 24, 2015 North Sea-focused Ithaca Energy agrees to sell its Norwegian business to Hungary's MOL for $60 million.

European Majors Team Up to Explore Arctic
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Statoil and Eni form BaSEC (Barents Sea Exploration Collaboration) to solve operational issues connected to exploring the Barents Sea for hydrocarbons.

BP Readies Defenses as Oil Industry Responds to Shell's BG Raid
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 As the oil industry takes stock of Shell's $70 billion move for BG, one company has more to chew on than most. BP is now thinking what was once unthinkable: that it could be next in the cross-hairs.

Seadrill Unit's Deal with Russia's Rosneft Postponed Again
Friday, April 17, 2015 Seadrill subsidiary North Atlantic Drilling delays closing a cooperation deal with Rosneft amid western sanctions against Russia.

Total, BP Feel No Pressure To Make Acquisitions After Shell
Thursday, April 16, 2015 France's Total and British rival BP say they aren't under pressure to make acquisitions after Shell's recent takeover of BG Group.

Civmec Enters into Due Diligence to Acquire Technip's Indonesian Subsidiary
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Civmec enters into due diligence to acquire Technip's Indonesian subsidiary PT Global Industries Asia Pacific.

Mexico's Slim To Combine Energy Units Amid Sector Opening
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Carlos Slim plans to merge two of his energy units into one entity, Carso Oil & Gas as he seeks to benefit from a major sector overhaul.

MODEC Secures Japanese Partners in Petrobras FPSO Project
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Three Japanese partners join MODEC to provide a floating production, storage and offloading vessel to Petrobras for the Tartaruga Verde and Tartar Mestica oil fields offshore Brazil.

Tap Oil Updates on Commercial Spat with Thai Partner in Manora Oil Field
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Tap Oil updates on its commercial dispute with the firm's joint venture partner in the Manora oil development in the Gulf of Thailand.

PPP Informs Shareholders to Take No Action on Zeta Energy's Takeover Offer
Monday, April 13, 2015 Pan Pacific Petroleum informs shareholders to take no action regarding Zeta Energy's takeover offer as it prepares a formal recommendation on the acquisition.

Zeta Energy Mounts an On-Market Takeover Bid for Pan Pacific Petroleum
Friday, April 10, 2015 Zeta Energy mounts an on-market takeover bid for Australia's Pan Pacific Petroleum.

Shell Needs to Go Beyond Oil Price Bet in BG Deal
Friday, April 10, 2015 The 50-percent premium Shell is paying for BG Group says a lot about Shell's expectations for a swift recovery in oil prices.

NGP Continues to Default on Manora Oil Project in Gulf of Thailand
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Tap Oil says Northern Gulf Petroleum continues to default on payment for development costs of the Manora Oil Field in the Gulf of Thailand.

Shell, BG Merger Will Require Cost Savings to Work
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Shell's $70-billion offer to buy out BG Group will involve job cuts in order to make the merger work financially.

BG Group Confirms Possible Offer By Shell
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 BG Group confirms it was in advanced talks with Shell regarding a possible offer by Shell to buy the gas producer.

Mexico's Pemex, First Reserve Sign $1B Cooperation Deal
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Pemex and First Reserve sign a cooperation agreement worth up to $1B to develop energy infrastructure, transportation and processing projects, Pemex says.

Gazprom, PetroVietnam to Work on Pechora Sea Shelf's Upstream Projects
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Gazprom and PetroVietnam sign an agreement to collaborate on upstream oil and gas projects on Russia's Pechora Sea shelf.

Saipem and Dangote Form JV to Tap Central/West African Market
Thursday, April 02, 2015 Saipem and Dangote establish the Saipem Dangote E&C joint venture to tap engineering and construction projects in Nigeria and Central/West Africa.

Loyz Inks MOUs with Sun Petrochemicals for Upstream Projects in India
Monday, March 30, 2015 Loyz Energy inks two memorandum of understanding with Sun Petrochemicals' unit Sun Oil & Natural Gas on upstream projects in India.

Beach Ups Contingent Resources of Nappamerri Trough Project, Chevron Quits
Monday, March 30, 2015 Beach Energy raises natural gas contingent resources at Nappamerri Trough project in Queensland, Australia as Chevron withdraws from the project.


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