The agreement is for work on the North Sea fields Ula, Tambar, Hod and Valhall as well as the Skarv deposit in the Norwegian Sea, Aker Solutions said in a news release.

Bankers’ anchor asset is Albania’s Patos-Marinza oil field and neighboring concessions Block "F" and Kucova. Püspökladány Block totals contains the abandoned Biharnagybajom oil field.

Under the agreement, Zenith Energy will provide well planning services, contracting of the rig, procurement of tangible items and the supervision of drilling and completion operations, a news release said.

McDermott’s teams based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will do the engineering, procurement and fabrication, while vessels from its global fleet will handle installation.

The Woodside integrated fleet contract will see MMA provide three vessels to support Woodside’s offshore Northwest Shelf, Pluto and AusOil production assets in Australia’s North West region.

The Dec. 15 auction will tender 25 mature onshore fields via so-called license contracts, the third such auction following an oil-sector overhaul finalized last year, Reuters said.

Soco spokesman said company decided not to renew its license at the end of its contract with the Congolese government, Reuters reported. Block V lies partially in Virunga National Park.

Agreements include search for oil and gas in the Mediterranean, Nile Delta, Western Desert and Gulf of Suez. Deals were initially mooted at investment conference earlier this year, Reuters said.

The company said it had secured an 875-day extension on another rig working for the Brazilian oil and gas producer in exchange for the terminations.

Mines, Industry and Energy Minister Gabriel Obiang Lima said sale of Hess Corp.'s producing offshore assets to foreign bidders wouldn’t be approved. Hess operates Ceiba and Okume fields, Reuters reported.

Wood Group has secured a new multimillion dollar contract to provide engineering services to BP’s existing subsea infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico, U.K. and Norwegian continental shelves and offshore Azerbaijan, Wood Group said in a news release.

Ecopetrol and Pacific will continue jointly handling activities and initiatives with the goal of optimizing operations, infrastructure and social responsibility endeavors in the production areas of Llanos Orientales.