Exclusives

Brazil’s Presalt Oil Auction Achieved 100% Of Blocks Acquired

Brazil’s 5th presalt production sharing round, held 10 days before the country’s upcoming presidential elections which outcome is unpredictable, attracted several oil majors.

Hammerhead-1, which is located about 21 km (13 miles) southwest of the Liza-1 well, hit about 60 m (197 ft) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir, the company says.

Kosmos Energy, Pontoenoe, Andy Inglis, Andrew Inglis, Tullow, John Christmann, Guyana oil and gas, Suriname, Exxon Mobil, Apache

The Guyana-Suriname Basin has an estimated resource potential of more than 13 billion barrels of oil, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Kosmos To Enter US GoM With Deep Gulf Energy Acquisition

Kosmos CEO Andrew Inglis said he believes a huge opportunity has opened in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as many competitors leave the region for onshore shale.

Portfolio Reinvention Drives Upstream M&A

M&A activity in the oil patch is about to heat up as long and short-term drivers, from positive commodity prices to lower cost metrics in deep water and investment in alternative energies, kick in.