LatAmOil Top Story archive

19 September 2017, Week 37, Issue 681

Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) has launched the tender process to find a partner for state-run Pemex’s second deepwater farm-out.

12 September 2017, Week 36, Issue 680

Petrobras intends to sell 90% of its stake in the Transportadora Associada de Gas (TAG) pipeline company as part of its US$21 billion divestment schedule over the next two years.

05 September 2017, Week 35, Issue 679

ExxonMobil is seeking a 35-year production licence for a shale gas block in the Vaca Muerta play in Argentina.

29 August 2017, Week 34, Issue 678

Tecpetrol is stepping up the pace of development at a block in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale play, with expectations of surpassing 10 mcm per day of natural gas production coming earlier than...

22 August 2017, Week 33, Issue 677

Argentina’s state-run energy company YPF said last week that a joint project it is developing with Royal Dutch Shell had been approved. The green light enables the companies to push forward with...

15 August 2017, Week 32, Issue 676

The western Argentina province of Mendoza has taken seven oil and natural gas blocks back under state control after the developers did not invest enough money in exploration work.

08 August 2017, Week 3, Issue 675

Brazilian oil company OGX and its holding company OGPar have completed bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings, marking another turn in one of Brazil’s most compelling corporate oil narratives....

01 August 2017, Week 30, Issue 674

Ecuador has agreed a payment plan with US oil services firm Schlumberger and has also agreed to renegotiate two of the firm’s contracts.

25 July 2017, Week 29, Issue 673

Argentina’s government is targeting French investment in the energy sector after reaching an agreement to settle a lawsuit with Total, France’s biggest energy company.

18 July 2017, Week 28, Issue 672

The sale increases the Norwegian company’s stake in the block, called BM-S-8 and consisting of a good part of the Carcara oil discovery, to 76%.


11 July 2017, Week 27, Issue 671

State-run Petrobras is reportedly negotiating a partnership with state-owned China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) to finish a major oil refinery project near Rio de Janeiro that has been stalled...

04 July 2017, Week 26, Issue 670

Geneva-based oil and fuels trader Mercuria Energy Group has entered talks to take over Andes Energia, a small company with significant acreage in Argentina.

27 June 2017, Week 25, Issue 669

Argentina has secured US$150 million in financing for expanding its natural gas transport capacity, a key for handling rising production from unconventional plays like Vaca Muerta.

20 June 2017, Week 24, Issue 668

The central province of Entre Rios has become the first in Argentina to ban hydraulic fracturing.

06 June 2017, Week 22, Issue 666

Chevron has agreed to sell its Trinidad and Tobago assets to Royal Dutch Shell in a deal worth approximately US$250 million.