Qatar Petroleum, the great paymaster for Total, ExxonMobil and ENI
Qatar Petroleum locks in on new target in ExxonMobil prospecting zone
State-owned Qatar Petroleum, which has been increasingly buying into African offshore blocks, is looking to further its expansion drive in the Namibe Basin, one of American major Exxonmobil's most promising exploration zones. [...]
Total brings in former military man to head LNG plant 'security unit'
Total is deeply concerned about the problems posed by the increasing number of terrorist actions in the province of Cabo Delgado. The French major has called in a former military officer to take charge of security at its sites there. [...]
Project Star: Chevron's stealth mission to raise the bids for OMLs 86 and 88
Taking a page from ExxonMobil's book (AEI 851), Chevron would like to trim its Nigerian portfolio by divesting from secondary or aging assets. The plan is to sell these to local firms with enough connections for the Department of Petroleum [. [...]
Where are Total's dead zones and what are its golden tickets for Patrick Pouyanné?
There is little chance Total will be tucking into projects of any significance in Congo-B or Gabon in the near future and its Angolan is continuing to fall, pushing the French major to be far more risk-taking in new territories. [...]