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PetroQuest Energy Announces Sale of Gulf of Mexico Assets

PetroQuest Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PQ) today announced the sale of its Gulf of Mexico properties (the “Sold Assets”) on January 31, 2018, but effective as of December 1, 2017. As a result of the sale, the Company has eliminated an approximate $35.4 million undiscounted abandonment liability from its long-term obligations.  The Company received no proceeds from the sale of these properties and is required to contribute $3.75 million towards future abandonment

Successful Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $275 Million in High Bids on 913,542 Acres in Central Planning Area

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that Lease Sale 247 for oil and gas parcels in the Gulf of Mexico garnered $274,797,434 in high bids for 163 tracts covering 913,542 acres in the Central Planning Area of the Outer Continental Shelf offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. A total of 28 offshore energy companies submitted 189 bids. The sum of all bids received totaled $315,303,884. “Today’s strong sale

Freeport-McMoRan Completes Sale of Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Properties

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) properties to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) for $2.0 billion in cash, before closing adjustments. In connection with this transaction, FCX also settled a preferred stock obligation with its consolidated subsidiary, Plains Offshore Operations Inc., for $582 million. Under the terms of the agreement, FCX has the right to

Anadarko Closes Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Acquisition

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) announced today it has closed the acquisition of Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas’s deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets. The transaction is effective Aug. 1, 2016. Anadarko also increased its oil-growth expectations and discussed plans to further accelerate its rig activity in the Delaware and DJ basins. In addition, the company provided an update on its deepwater drilling activities in the Gulf of Mexico, highlighted by successes

BP announces acquisition of interests in the Jock Scott and Craster North Sea exploration prospects

BP announced today that it has acquired interests in two North Sea exploration prospects, Jock Scott and Craster, in a further demonstration of the organisation’s commitment to the basin. BP has acquired a 25% interest in the Statoil-operated licenses located to the east of Shetland, P2275 and P2097, which includes the Jock Scott prospect, and a 40% interest in the nearby P2163 and P2147 licenses. Statoil will remain the operator

Centrica sells Trinidad and Tobago gas assets to Shell

Centrica plc has agreed to sell its entire portfolio of gas assets in Trinidad and Tobago to Shell Exploration and Production for an initial cash consideration of $30 million (£24 million). The assets consist of a 17.3 per cent interest in the producing NCMA-1 block and 80 per cent and 90 per cent operated interests respectively in the undeveloped blocks NCMA-4 and Block 22. In addition to the initial consideration, Centrica

Freeport-McMoRan Announces Agreement to Sell its Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Properties

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that its oil and gas subsidiary, Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (FM O&G), has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) for the sale of its Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) properties for total cash consideration of $2.0 billion and up to $150 million in contingent payments. The contingent payments would be received over time as Anadarko realizes future

Anadarko Announces $2 Billion Property Acquisition

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets of Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas for $2.0 billion. The transaction, effective Aug. 1, 2016, is expected to close prior to year end. TRANSACTION HIGHLIGHTS Doubles Anadarko’s ownership in the Lucius development to approximately 49 percent Adds approximately 80,000 net barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) per day, more

Shell divests Gulf of Mexico assets for $425 million plus royalty interests

Royal Dutch Shell plc, through its affiliate Shell Offshore Inc. (Shell), today announces it has an agreement to sell 100 percent of its record title interest in Gulf of Mexico Green Canyon Blocks 114, 158, 202 and 248, referred to as the Brutus/Glider assets, to EnVen Energy Corporation, through its affiliate EnVen Energy Ventures, LLC.  In line with Shell’s global divestment plans, this transaction includes $425 million in cash. The

PARKMEAD DOUBLES ITS STAKE IN TWO UK OIL FIELDS

Parkmead, the UK and Netherlands focused independent oil and gas group, is delighted to announce that it has doubled its stake in the Polecat and Marten oil fields in the UK Central North Sea. The Polecat and Marten fields are located in Blocks 20/3c & 20/4a within Licence P.2218. Parkmead has acquired a further 50% of Licence P.2218, and now operates the licence with 100% equity. Parkmead initially secured its