Exxon Exploring Sale of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Assets, Sources Say

By David French and Jessica Resnick-Ault Oct 2 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp is exploring the sale of many of its U.S. Gulf of Mexico assets, as higher prices prompt the world's largest publicly traded oil company to review its portfolio, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Major oil companies have been looking to concentrate development operations in a few key … [Read more...]

Exxon Defends Guyana Deal as Oil Giant Pushes for Quick Output from Enormous Deepwater Find

By Kevin Crowley (Bloomberg) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. defended its contract with tiny Guyana as the oil major pushes to speed up production from the world’s biggest deep-water find in a decade. There’s no need to renegotiate the deal because it was agreed only two years ago with several concessions to the government, Erik Oswald, Exxon’s vice president for exploration in the … [Read more...]

Exxon Eyes Egypt’s Offshore Oil

by Ron Bousso (Reuters) Exxon Mobil is considering a foray into Egypt offshore oil and gas, seeking to replicate rivals’ success in the country and boost its reserves, officials and industry sources said. Officials from the world’s largest listed oil producer recently held talks with Egypt’s petroleum ministry to discuss investments in oil and gas production, known as … [Read more...]

Exxon, CNOOC, Hess Partner On $4.4 Billion Mega Oil Project In Guyana

By Ernest Scheyder (Reuters) Exxon Mobil Corp said on Friday it and partners would spend $4.4 billion to develop part of the Liza oilfield off the coast of Guyana, approving a megaproject at a time when the oil industry has grown obsessed with lower-cost shale. Exxon's decision shows that oil companies remain interested in large projects, especially offshore, even in an era … [Read more...]

Deepwater Mexico: Exxon, Chevron & Hess Bid To Drill Oil

by Adam Williams (Bloomberg) Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and Hess Corp. have agreed to bid together for rights to drill for crude in Mexico’s deepwater oil areas, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plans. The three U.S.-based producers have reached a Joint Operating Agreement, which allows the consortium to bid to produce oil in the 10 … [Read more...]