Exclusives

Check out the latest E&P activity highlights from around the world.

A collaborative best practice can be routinely deployed with huge returns.

As 2018 closed with a flurry of good news, 2019 is set to deliver new discoveries and technologies to the oil and gas industry.

Stratas Advisors shares thoughts on this year’s exploration and development activity.

Check out the latest activity highlights from around the world.

Land & Leasing

Chrysaor has signed up investment banks Jefferies and BMO for the discussions as a deadline for the bids for Chevron's British North Sea oil and gas fields approaches, the four sources said.

Total remains committed to the Australian Ichthys LNG project and the French company would be holding on to its remaining 26% stake in Ichthys, says a company exec.

The board of Faroe Petroleum, in which DNO already owns 28%, has said the company was worth substantially more than DNO's takeover bid, first announced on Nov. 26.

Qatar Petroleum agreed to buy a 10% participating interest in three of Exxon Mobil's offshore exploration blocks in Mozambique's Angoche and Zambezi basins.

DEA Deutsche Erdoel agreed to buy independent Mexican company Sierra Oil and Gas at a time of growing uncertainty over the private sector's role in Mexico's oil industry.

Reservoir Evaluation

New developments in geoscience and regional understanding can help reduce risk.

microseismic, reservoir, 3-D, oil, MicroSeismic Inc., seismic

A true understanding of the subsurface requires integration and ingenuity.

shale, gas, oil, Energy Information Administration, Kazakhstan, EIA, Chad, United Arab Emirates, Oman

Chad, Kazakhstan, Oman and the United Arab Emirates are believed to have vast shale resources capable of boosting production and adding revenue. However, economics could stand in the way.

Wildcats & Stepouts

Shell, Gulf of Mexico, deepwater, divestment, Ben van Beurden, Fort Sumter

News of a deepwater Gulf of Mexico discovery is made as the company reports falling profits and growth priorities.

Chevron’s $28.5 billion upstream capital and exploratory budget for 2012 includes about $3 billion for exploration and $9 billion for LNG projects.