British oil major BP has halted its deepwater exploration activities off Uruguay as it prioritises lower-risk projects at a time of low international prices, an official at Uruguay's state-owned oil company Ancap said on Monday.
Uruguay's oil and gas Government owned company, ANCAP, will join senior level delegation from international oil and gas operators on 11-12 June 2015 in Montevideo to analyze the potential of a region that has experienced significant advances since 2009.
Oil exploration in Uruguay picked up strongly with the arrival of Anglo-Dutch Shell which took over Brazil's Petrobras participation in two offshore blocs according to the country's oil company Ancap Exploration and Production manager Hector de Santa Ana.
Uruguay’ government owned oil corporation ANCAP said on Friday it had begun exploratory drilling inland with its own resources. The announcement was done during the presentation of the II Uruguay Round to tender offshore exploratory blocks which has attracted interest from several regional and international corporations.