OSLO, Sept 4- Norwegian oil firm Statoil has drilled dry wells in two areas in which it had high expectations, off Angola and in the U.S. Statoil was the most successful offshore explorer last year, discovering more oil and gas resources than any other oil company in the world.
OSLO, Sept 4- Norwegian oil and gas producer Statoil has drilled a dry well in Angola's pre-salt formations and failed to find commercially viable resources in a well in the Martin prospect in the U.S.
Calgary- based Talisman operates in some of the world's most desirable petroleum areas, including the Eagle Ford and Marcellus shales in the United States and Western Canada's burgeoning Duvernay and Montney shale regions.
July 15- Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Tuesday it had found roughly 100 million barrels of oil equivalent in the Gulf of Mexico' s Norphlet formation, its third discovery there. The company, the gulf's largest operator, found the oil near its Rydberg well, roughly 75 miles off the Louisiana coast.
July 12,-- Pumping of oil from one of Colombia's most important pipelines, the Bicentenario, was paralyzed after an attack by leftist rebels, its operator said on Saturday.
NEW YORK, June 30- After decades of isolation, the United States is set to become a major player in the global trade of ultra light oil as recent government export approvals attract interest across the world.
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MILAN, Oct 11- Consumption of refined oil products in Italy fell 14.8 percent year-on-year in September to around 5.3 million tonnes, driven by weaker demand for new cars and auto fuel, industry group Unione Petrolifera said on Thursday.
ROME, Oct 10- Italian oil and gas group ENI. is considering not renewing so-called "take-or-pay" contracts and is discussing the issue with Italian authorities, Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni said on Wednesday.
*CDP sells 3.3 pct stake in Eni to help fund Snam stake buy. MILAN, Oct 9- Italy's state investment holding company, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, completed the sale of a 3.3 percent stake in oil group Eni on Tuesday for 2.1 billion euros to help fund the acquisition of a controlling stake in gas network company Snam.
ROME, Oct 9- Italy's state investment holding company Cassa Depositi e Prestiti said on Tuesday it had completed the sale of a 3.3 percent stake in oil group Eni, selling some 58.3 million shares between Sept. 24 and Oct. 9 for around 1 billion euros.
*Says hopes to be profitable in France "very quickly". launched a retail gas offer in France on Tuesday, hoping to triple its number of customers by 2016 in a tightly-knit market still dominated by former monopoly GDF Suez.
*CDP to sell Eni shares to help fund Snam stake buy. MILAN, Oct 9- A placement of shares in oil and gas group Eni on Tuesday was made on behalf of Italian state-controlled finance group Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, sources said, as part of plans for Eni to exit gas network company Snam.
ROME, Oct 9- Italy's central government plans to take charge of energy and infrastructure policies currently controlled at the regional level, Prime Minister Mario Monti told local administrators on Tuesday, according to a source present at the meeting. Monti was outlining measures the cabinet plans to take at a meeting later on Tuesday.