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June 16, 2014
16:12 EDTNBL, BPNoble acquires 50% of BP's interest in deepwater exploration leases
Noble Energy (NBL) announced that it has reached an agreement with BP Exploration & Production to acquire 50% of BP's (BP) interest in 17 deepwater exploration leases in the Gulf of Mexico. Each of the leases resides in the Atwater Valley protraction area, with Noble Energy acquiring a 50% working interest in 13 leases and an average 26% working interest in four leases. As part of the transaction, Noble Energy is participating with a 50% working interest in the Bright prospect, which is currently drilling on Atwater Valley Block 362 in a water depth of approximately 5,600 feet. The initial well, targeting multiple Upper and Middle Miocene reservoirs, is anticipated to be drilled to a total depth of 13,500 feet. The company's total estimated gross unrisked resource range for the Bright prospect is 90M-350M barrels of oil equivalent.
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August 15, 2014
10:10 EDTNBLNoble Energy announces Bright exploration results in Gulf of Mexico
Noble Energy announced that the Bright exploration well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico reached the targeted Upper and Middle Miocene objectives and did not encounter hydrocarbons. Drilled to a total depth of 13,500 feet on Atwater Valley 362, the well has been plugged and abandoned. Full well assessment and the integration of drilling results into the Company's geologic models is ongoing to determine forward exploration plans on the recently acquired Atwater Valley acreage. BP Exploration & Production operated the well with 50% working interest and Noble Energy had the remaining 50%. The company expects third quarter 2014 exploration expense to remain within guidance of $150M-$250M.
August 11, 2014
07:04 EDTBPBP's risk from Russian sanctions muted, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital said in the unlikely situation that BP were to relinquish its Rosneft stake due to Russian sanctions, the impact would be muted and shares would still offer 15% upside. The firm believe upside potential more than compensates the risk and reiterates its Outperform rating.
August 6, 2014
14:49 EDTNBLTurkey freezes talks on buying Israeli gas, Globes reports
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06:45 EDTBPMexican Congress paves way for foreign energy companies, NY Times reports
The Mexican Congress yesterday approved legislation that paves the way for large, foreign energy companies to seek oil and gas in Mexico, according to The New York Times. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link

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