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 has withdrawn from the Galilee JV exploration permits.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.

The sale is scheduled to to take place in New Orleans in March 2015.

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