The market welcomed BP's £10billion deal with Russian oil giant Rosneft yesterday following Friday's news of an Arctic exploration alliance.
BP announced a "historic" agreement with the Russian government last night in a £10billion deal which will open up unexplored reserves in the Arctic.
American giant General Electric revealed yesterday a deal worth nearly £800million to buy British oil and gas services firm Wellstream Holdings.
SCOTTISH engineering company Weir Group has teamed up with a Far East firm to provide high-pressure well-service pumps and related flow-control equipment to China's developing shale gas industry.
The first UK energy supplier to increase gas prices this year announced yesterday a 6% fall in half-year profits amid "challenging" trading conditions.
Oil giant BP too often operated in a rush during the closing days of work on its doomed Gulf of Mexico well, a US presidential inquiry said yesterday.
The US presidential commission investigating the BP Gulf oil spill yesterday challenged claims made in Congress that the British oil company and others sacrificed safety to cuts cost.
Oil giant BP announced a return to profit yesterday despite a further hit of £4.8billion from the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
Scottish engineering company Weir Group upgraded its profit forecast yesterday as it reported a continuation of the progress that helped it to break into the FTSE 100 recently.
Tests performed before the deadly BP oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico should have raised doubts about the cement used to seal the well, investigators with Barack Obama's oil spill commission are claiming.
Royal Dutch Shell said yesterday its profits jumped in the third quarter after it benefited from higher oil prices and a 5% rise in production.
Energy service firm Wellstream saw its shares come under pressure yesterday after it emerged the group rejected a £755million approach from US giant General Electric (GE).
The fact that more than 100 people escaped the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion alive is a sign the evacuation effort went fairly well, a US Coast Guard official said yesterday.
Members of the European Parliament will be asked to vote on controversial proposals for an immediate ban on deepwater drilling for oil next week.
Scottish oil exploration company Cairn Energy has struck oil near Greenland, becoming the first company to make a find in the area.
A leaking well which spewed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico was finally sealed yesterday, American officials said.
The US government's incident commander for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said yesterday that BP's blown-out well is expected to be permanently sealed and declared dead by Sunday, nearly five months after the rig explosion that triggered the disaster.
Offshore giant BP insisted last night that deep-water drilling in the huge oil and gas fields west of Shetland would be less risky than similar exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.
A "complex and interlinked" series of events involving mechanical failures and human judgments led to the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, a report by oil company BP said yesterday.
The ruptured well that pumped almost 5million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico has been secured and no longer constitutes a threat, it has been confirmed.
A BLOWOUT preventer which failed to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico has been removed from BP's well.
Scottish oil explorer Cairn Energy was in pioneering mode again as set its sights fully on Greenland, chief executive Sir Bill Gammell said yesterday.
South Korea's national oil company has launched a £1.7billion hostile takeover bid for one of the UK's biggest oil and gas explorers.
Investors in explorer Cairn Energy were toasting the prospect yesterday of a £5.5billion windfall from the Indian oil fields it bought control of more than a decade ago for only £4.7million.
Talks on Korea National Oil Corporation's plans to (KNOC) buy Dana Petroleum have ground to a halt.