Alaska’s North Slope basin has a long history of successful oil discoveries — recent discoveries have included the two largest conventional oil discoveries onshore North America in over 40 years.
BHP Billiton said on Monday it will spend $900 million, or 18% of its capital budget, in exploration next financial year.
Bahamas Petroleum Company shares jumped after the islands' senate passed the Petroleum Bill that allows a framework for exploration operations.
Resource-rich Iraq's fifth licensing round for oil exploration will be held in the next few months and will involve 10 oil blocks, according to the Opec member’s oil minister.
Interest in Falkland Islands oil exploration rose today after US oil firm Noble Energy agreed a deal to take control of licenses from explorer Falklands Oil and Gas.
Environmental pressure group Greenpeace has launched a worldwide campaign to have the Arctic declared a sanctuary.
Scottish companies should have no fears about investing in oil exploration and production in the Falklands, a business leader from the islands said yesterday.
Argentina's Foreign Ministry is planning legal action against all companies involved in oil exploration offshore the Falkland Islands, which Argentina terms the Islas Malvinas and claims as part of its territory.
Increased interest in oil exploration in the Barents Sea offshore Norway has seen a record number of blocks nominated for inclusion in the country's next licensing round.
DENMARK'S A.P. Moller-Mærsk yesterday announced a £1.56billion Brazilian acquisition.