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  • Bolivia Crisis Thwarts Shell Gas Exploration

    Natural gas exploration by global oil companies in Bolivia has stopped amid an escalating political crisis that has left the Andean nation rudderless.
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  • Argentina's Shale Trove Risks Staying Buried

    Drillers in Argentina are scared that interventionist economic policies will foil the world's next big shale hope.
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  • Iran Finds New 53 Billion Barrel Field

    Hassan Rouhani, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, revealed Sunday that Iran has discovered a new oil field with 53 billion barrels of reserves.
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  • Helix to Deploy New Rig Offshore Nigeria

    Pictured is Helix Energy Solutions' new Q7000 well intervention semi-submersible rig. PHOTO SOURCE: Sembcorp Marine
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  • New North Sea Oil and Gas Discovery Made

    Equinor has discovered oil and gas in exploration well Echino South.
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  • Giant Offshore Brazil Oil Discovery May Be Expensive for Exxon

    Exxon Mobil Corp. could take a pass on what it considers the world's top deepwater oil discovery when Brazil puts the giant Buzios field up for auction next week.
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  • Hess Hits Oil Pay Near Tubular Bells

    Operator Hess holds a 57.14-percent stake in Esox, with Chevron U.S.A. Inc. owning the remainder.
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  • Kosmos Discovery is Largest Gas Find of 2019

    The Orca-1 discovery offshore Mauritania is this year's largest gas discovery, Rystad Energy has confirmed.
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  • Major Gas Discovery Made Offshore Mauritania

    Kosmos Energy revealed Monday that a 'major' gas discovery has been made through the offshore Mauritania Orca-1 exploration well.
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