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Oman Oil Eyes Local Oxy Assets

Oman Oil Co. is in talks with Occidental Petroleum Corp to buy a minority stake in its assets in the Gulf Arab sultanate, the Omani firm's chief executive said on Tuesday.

Saudi, Kuwait Tensions Basis for Oilfield Closure

Shutdown of joint field brings back old disputes; Kuwait is placing restrictions on Chevron's operations. Disagreements over right to operate delayed energy projects.

French Prosecutors Open Probe into Total's CEO Death

Paris prosecutors opened a manslaughter investigation following the death of Christophe de Margerie, the head of French oil group Total, in a plane crash in Russia,

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Plans Stall

A Western Canadian pipeline once seen as the best near-term hope for sending more of the country's controversial tar sands crude to Asia has hit another snag: aboriginal

Ukraine, Russia, EU Try to Finalize Gas Deal

Differences over debt, prepayments; Ukraine struggling to secure funds for gas payment. Russia says hopes to finalize a deal. Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve

EU Syria Sanctions Now Target UAE Firms

EU follows U.S. lead with sanctions on Pangates; asset freezes, travel bans on 12 Syrian ministers. military figures, oil trading executives also targeted. The

US Offers Mediators for INA-MOL Energy Row

Croatia government, MOL at odds over INA for years; USA proposes international mediators, cites energy concerns. Both sides launched arbitration suits last year.

Cyprus: Turkish Vessel Encroaching on its Offshore Gas Areas

Turkish research vessel, frigate south of Cyprus coast Cypriot govt says research attempt violates sovereignty Turkey doesn't recognise Greek Cypriot

Rocksource Soars on Arctic Securities Bid

Norwegian brokerage Arctic Securities has been mandated by a financial investor to buy at least 20 percent of oil and gas explorer Rocksource at an 80 percent premium,

Update on Sevan 650 Drilling Unit

  The Board of Directors of COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited refers to the announcement made on 30 May 2011 in relation to the turn-key EPC (Engineering,

ITIC Measures against Ebola

  The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has issued the following general advice related to the outbreak of Ebola. Vessels that have recently

ClassNK's Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

  Leading classification society ClassNK announced that it has released Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems. These guidelines cover class safety requirements

Enviro Activists Push Protest Pace

As hundreds of protesters joined environmental activists from South Pacific nations trying to blockade ships at the world's largest coal export terminal in Australia on Friday,

Schlumberger Beats Street on North American Activity

3rd-qtr profit $1.49/share, vs estimate of $1.46; total revenue rises 9 pct to $12.65 bln. Reports strong drilling activity in North America. Schlumberger Ltd,

Brazil Blocks Maersk Polvo Sale

Brazil's oil regulator ANP rejected the sale of a 40 percent stake in the Polvo offshore oilfield to HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA by the oil unit of Danish energy and shipping group A.

China, Vietnam Pledge Maritime Cooperation

China and Vietnam have agreed to "address and control" maritime disputes, state media said on Friday, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China

Morgan Stanley Shedding Physical Oil Assets

Morgan Stanley Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said the bank is still committed to selling its physical oil business, even if its planned deal with Rosneft does not close.

Strategic Oil & Gas Closes Private Placement

  Strategic Oil & Gas Ltd. is pleased to announce that its previously announced private placement financing has been oversubscribed. The Company closed the financing

Ophir CFO Departs, Cost-Cutting cited

Ophir Energy's chief financial officer, Lisa Mitchell, will leave the company on Nov. 19 after her job was made redundant as part of a cost-saving reorganisation of the board announced in August,

Size Restrictions Lifted in Mobile, Alabama

  Salvage teams and the Army Corps of Engineers have positively identified the location of the sunken Dredge Tender NICHOLAS on the western (greenside) toe of

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