Mexico, Round 2, oil and gas, Gulf of Mexico

The tender was held about six months after the country’s successful deepwater auction and comes amid a shaky market recovery.


On June 19, Mexico's second oil tender kicks off with 36 players, 20 individual companies and 16 consortia trying to snag the best deal.

Marine seismic isn’t the only realm where new technologies are making their mark.

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.

Brazil oil and gas, Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção, QGEP, Barra Energi, Eneva

The number of independent companies participating in the upcoming bid rounds is expected to grow as operators increase investments in Brazil.