Trump Chooses Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt To Lead EPA

Donald Trump will name Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to multiple reports attributed to a Trump transition team source.

Mozambique Approves Changes To Rovuma Basin LNG Contracts With Anadarko, Eni

Mozambique has about 85 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves--enough to supply Germany, Britain, France and Italy for nearly two decades, Reuters reported.

Wood Group Appoints Four Senior Managers To Western Hemisphere Leadership

The Western Hemisphere business in the Americas designs, modifies, constructs and operates facilities for the oil and gas industry and other industrial sectors.

Aker Solutions Completes Acquisition Of Stake In Brazil’s CSE

The agreement to acquire the stake was announced in October, and included an option for Aker Solutions to purchase the remaining 30% of the company three years from now.

Israel Approves Energean's Acquisition Of Karish, Tanin Gas Fields

Energean, which is focused on Greece, the Adriatic Sea, the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa, is 45% owned by hedge fund Third Point, Reuters reported.

Nigeria: OPEC Deal Will Go Ahead Even If Only Russia Commits

Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates voiced optimism that other producers would participate saying that the oil market needs prices that provide an incentive to invest in production.

Shell Reportedly Will Develop Major Oil Field In Iran

Shell will agree on Dec. 7 to develop a major Iranian oil field, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an Iranian oil ministry spokeswoman.

Statoil Will Not Use Super Puma Helicopters, Even If Norway Lifts Ban

The European Aviation Safety Agency lifted a flight ban in October after Airbus contained a potential weakness inside the gearbox, Reuters reported.

Report: ExxonMobil Exits Three Exploration Blocks In Kurdistan

Since 2014, international oil companies have renounced a total of 19 exploration blocks in Kurdistan, according to an analysis by the Iraq Oil Report, Reuters said.

Frigstad Offshore Exits Investment In Two Deepwater Newbuild Rigs

Harald Frigstad, chairman and founder of Frigstad Group, said that Frigstad Group is reorganizing, investing in R&D and launching next-generation ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig designs in 2017. 

Wood Group, Heerema Fabrication Will Develop Wellhead Platforms In NCS

Wood Group and Heerema Fabrication Group will jointly develop wellhead platforms on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), providing design, installation, hookup and commissioning.

Hellenic Petroleum Is Preferred Bidder For Gas Drilling Offshore Greece

Athens tendered 20 offshore blocks in 2015 in the Ionian Sea and south of the island of Crete for deepsea oil and gas drilling, and unsealed the offers in February, Reuters reported.