Oil extended gains after jumping more than 5% amid a broader marker rally, despite the Covid-19 resurgence clouding the economic outlook.
A Scottish worker has been kidnapped from an oil rig in Nigeria, according to a news report.
Air accident investigators have launched an inquiry after a helicopter landed on the wrong North Sea platform this week.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said he will meet leaders from the Niger Delta next week in an attempt to end an insurgency in the oil producing region.
A Nigerian militant group which claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on oil and gas facilities has said it has halted hostilities.
Scots engineering group Weir has agreed to acquire US valve maker Delta in a $47million deal.
The chief executive of Delta International Oil and Gas is set to retire. The company announced Malcolm W Sherman would be stepping down from his role. Mr Sherman served as head of the company after the loss of Daniel Peralta.