Exclusives

Statoil, Great Australia Bight, Australia oil and gas, exploration permit

The Norwegian oil and gas company has swapped interests in exploration permits with BP in the Great Australian Bight area.

Red Sea oil and gas, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Eritrea, offshore, exploration

Challenges include its rough seafloor topography, complicated geology under thick salt deposits and pristine ecosystem.

Kosmos Energy, BP, offshore, Senegal, Mauritania, Yakaar-1, discovery, gas, Tortue

The gas find, located west of the Teranga discovery and south of Tortue, is estimated to hold 15 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

ExxonMobil, Guyana, offshore, discovery, oil, Snoek, Liza, Payara

The Snoek well, southeast of the Liza discovery, hit high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs, the company said.

Total, Petrobras, Brazil, Santos, Maxime Rabilloud, Iara, Lapa, offshore

The French oil major looks to strengthen its portfolio with the Iara and Lapa fields.