Maurel & Prom said deal, due to be completed in December, would add Nigeria to its Gabon and Tanzania operations, giving it presence in three key sub-Saharan producers, Reuters said.

Range of cargo carrying units includes baskets and containers certified to international standards, and certified cutting boxes and DNV/MPT portable chemical tanks for rental alongside pumps and operated vacuum services.

ExTek AS is Norway’s only oil, gas industry core competency training center using globally recognized CompEx Scheme. Seagull aims to be complete provider of training solutions, said its managing director. 

Development of North Pars, Golshan and Ferdowsi gas fields will be offered to investors at the upcoming London conference, according to state news agency Shana, Reuters said.

The next round will be awarded on Sept. 30, and involves five production-sharing contracts covering nine shallow water oil fields along the southern edge of the Gulf of Mexico.

Cobalt, offshore, Angola, Sonangol, GoM, Brackett

Cobalt International made huge discoveries in a seven-year period offshore Angola but cedes interest after a federal investigation, low oil prices and uncertainty for all oil producers.

A state oil firm loyal to Libya's official government invited foreign oil firms to discuss existing oil purchase contracts at September conference in Dubai, according to a statement, Reuters reported.

Sonangol is acquiring Cobalt’s 40% participating interest in blocks 21/09 and 20/11 offshore Angola for $1.75 billion with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2015.

The companies include Portugal's Galp Energia, Petro Rio, Royal Dutch Shell, Angola state oil company Sonangol and Engie, Brazil’s oil regulator ANP said, Reuters reported.

Aubrey McClendon, American Energy, Armour Energy, McArthur Basin, shale

Armour Energy and American Energy Partners will explore and develop Armour’s extensive oil and gas prone McArthur Basin Project.

Gulf of Mexico, lease sale, BOEM, BHP Billiton, blocks

Only five companies submitted 33 bids for 33 of the more than 4,000 unleased blocks that were offered, according to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Bids totaled about $22.7 million.

Lease Sale 248 offers all unleased and non-protected areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area, including 4,083 tracts ranging nine to more than 250 miles off the coast.