The SFO launched a criminal investigation into Unaoil, its officers, employees and agents in July 2016 in connection with suspected bribery, corruption and money laundering.

Unions have protested against the sacking of workers at Exxon and other foreign oil firms, staging several strikes since the start of the year.

Anton Dibowitz will succeed Per Wullf as CEO of Seadrill Ltd., effective July 1, the company said in a news release.

Francisco Velasquez was detained on May 13 and he remains behind bars in the city of Barcelona in the eastern state of Anzoategui, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Angelle, who most recently served as vice chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission, will assume his new position May 23.

Out of 109 oil and gas industry executives surveyed, 76% said they had a low expectation of the public’s trust in the industry.

Halliburton said May 17  that CEO Dave Lesar will retire on June 1 and be replaced by Jeff Miller, Lesar's longtime deputy and fellow board member.

The government issued a decree that allows Ecopetrol to hire workers from anywhere in the municipality of Acacias, while protesters want jobs given only to residents in the area immediately next to the fields, Reuters reported.

PENGASSAN General Secretary Lumumba Okugbara said the union’s 10,000 members were taking part in the three-day nationwide strike, which began on May 16 and would continue until May 17.

BP’s oil trading division alleged that Joseph Giljum, a crude oil analyst who left the company in April, compiled over 950 business files containing confidential and valuable information and uploaded the files to his personal Amazon Cloud Drive.

Nigerian workers at U.S. oil major ExxonMobil Corp. have gone on strike in protest over the sacking of workers, oil labor union officials said on May 11.