The deal, which would be mostly paid for in shares and convertible bonds, would strengthen Transocean's position in offshore drilling as Songa is Statoil's largest drilling service provider.
Husky Energy is prioritizing investments in its offshore business and its integrated operations, CEO Rob Peabody said July 21.
The 30-year E&P agreements involve the areas known as Block 59, to be developed by a consortium consisting of ExxonMobil and Hess, and Block 60, to be developed by Statoil.
Eni's U.S. affiliate will be allowed to explore for oil in federal waters off Alaska after the Trump administration approved a drilling plan on leases the company has been sitting on for 10 years.
The Skudeneshavn, Norway-headquartered company, which also has activity in the renewable energy sector, has a fleet of about 150 vessels. Currently, two well vessels and a harvest vessel are under construction.
The Norwegian oil and gas company has swapped interests in exploration permits with BP in the Great Australian Bight area.
The FY 2018 budget supports oil spill research and Trump's 'America First Energy' and includes $112 million in current appropriations and $92.9 million in revenue from rental receipts, cost recoveries and inspection fees.
Cook Inlet Oil & Gas Lease Sale 244 will offer 224 blocks toward the northern part of the federal Cook Inlet Planning Area for leasing, BOEM said May 18. The blocks stretch roughly from Kalgin Island in the north to Augustine Island in the south.
Using oil and gas industry technology and land-based wind technology, the U.S. offshore wind sector could help close the gap in electrical generation by 2050.
The move follows Secretarial Order 3350, which implements President Trump’s America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, and reverses a decision by the previous administration that ordered BOEM to deny the permit applications.