The company expects permits for its onshore exploration in the Emilia Romagna region to be issued in the first half of next year.

Exoma Energy Ltd. has withdrawn from the Galilee JV exploration permits.

DONG Energy has agreed to divest 5% of the U.K. Edradour Field to Total E&P U.K. Ltd., which when completed results in an aligned DONG Energy participation of 20% in the four U.K. West of Shetland fields, Laggan, Tormore, Edradour and Glenlivet, a news release said.

The deadline to submit bids for the onshore and offshore blocks is Feb.18, 2015.

Total has signed an agreement to sell to PGNiG Upstream International an 8% interest in the Gina Krog Field in Norway together with its interests in Vilje, Vale and Morvin.

PSCs and working interest included in agreement are: West Papua IV, 49.9%; Aru, 60%; North Makasar Strait, 30%; North Ganal, 18.5%; Obi, 2%; Kofiau, 100%; and Halmahera-Kofiau, 80%.

Impact Oil and Gas has been awarded a new exploration license covering the AGC Profond Block located offshore in the Senegal/Guinea-Bissau joint development zone.

Ophir Energy Plc has expanded its footprint offshore Gabon by signing exploration and production-sharing contracts (PSCs) for two additional blocks.

Statoil has been awarded a 100% equity share in a large exploration permit located in the prolific Northern Carnarvon Basin on the Northwest Shelf of Australia.

The country plans to offer shallow-water blocks in addition to deepwater and unconventional blocks.

The West African country is making available seven blocks offshore to potential investors.

Oryx Petroleum Corp. Ltd. has acquired an 85% interest in the AGC Central license located in the joint development offshore area between Senegal and Guinea Bissau (AGC), the company said in a news release.