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Peru resumed the bidding process for more than two-dozen oil blocks, almost two years after a bribery scandal related to contracts awarded to a Norwegian company. The president of state-owned Perupetro, Daniel Saba, said that 25 new blocks will be put up for international public bidding.
Brazilian business groups are strongly lobbying members of Congress against a review of a recent agreement reached by President Lula da Silva to treble the money paid to Paraguay for power from the world’s largest operating hydroelectric complex Itaipú, shared by both countries.
Nigeria's state-run oil firm Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and China State Construction Engineering Corporation have signed a 23 billion US dollars deal.
An affiliate of New Zealand’s Greymouth oil company, PetroMagallaes announced this week the discovery of hydrocarbons in two prospects in Chilean Tierra del Fuego. The prospects are in Caupolican blocks, belonging to what are known as the Springhill formation.
Aban Offshore (BOM:523204), India’s largest offshore drilling and oil field services provider, suffered a major setback on Thursday, when its gas platform Pearl sunk off the coast of Venezuela. This was one of Aban’s biggest money spinning rig earning 358,000 US dollars a day.
Brazil’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) has revealed that the 2-ANP-1-RJS well, dubbed Franco, is estimated to hold 4.5 billion barrels of recoverable light oil.
Colombian Oil Company Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) said this week it broke an 11-year-old export record in April, selling 403,510 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil and refined products to foreign clients.
Shares in Rockhopper Exploration (LON:RKH) soared by 32% on Monday morning, after the latest results of its Sea Lion oil discovery in the Falkland Islands suggested a good quality reservoir.
Brazilian government managed oil and gas corporation Petrobras (SAO:PETR3) set a monthly record for oil production in April with 2.033 million barrels per day topping the previous record of 2.004 million bpd from September 2009, the company said Friday.
Rockhopper Exploration (LON:RKH) oil discovery in the Falklands Islands is of “good” quality said on Friday a release from the company. The announcement had a positive impact on shares of all Falklands’ oil explorers.