Venezuela Frees Seized Oil Survey Ship

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The Malaysian owners of a U.S.-hired oil survey ship seized last week by Venezuela in a territorial dispute with neighboring Guyana said on Tuesday the boat and its 36-member crew had been released. There was no confirmation of that from either the government of Venezuela or Guyana and the Venezuelan public prosecutor's … [Read more...]

Venezuela Detains Anadarko Survey Vessel in Disputed Waters

By Anatoly Kurmanaev and Peter Ward Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the third- largest independent U.S. oil and natural gas producer, said it’s working for the release of a research vessel and its crew after Guyana said Venezuela detained the ship in disputed waters yesterday. The 36 crew members, including five U.S. citizens, are being escorted to … [Read more...]