-- MMS receives bids for Eastern Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 189 The US Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Region reported Tuesday that it received 16 bids on 14 tracts from four companies for the Eastern gulf Lease Sale 189.
-- UBS: Seismic activity expected to remain flat Seismic activity is expected to remain soft, and low activity levels are expected to persist, according to the monthly PatchWork Survey released Dec. 9 by UBS Securities LLC analysts.
-- Woodside Energy awards FMC Enfield project subsea systems contract Woodside Energy Ltd. has selected preferred supplier FMC Technologies, Inc., Houston, to supply subsea systems and related services for its Enfield project, off Western Australia. Enfield is 25 miles northwest of North West Cape in water 1,310-1,805 ft deep.
-- Yukon Canada Southern Petroleum Ltd., Calgary, said all parties in litigation involving Kotaneelee gas field have engaged in serious discussions for several months in an effort to reach a settlement.
-- ConocoPhillips receives approval of Corocoro development plan ConocoPhillips unit Conoco Venezuela CA and its partners received approval Thursday from Venezuela's Ministry of Energy and Mines and Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) to proceed with Phase I of Corocoro field development in the Gulf of Paria West off Venezuela.
-- Pakistan planning two power plants Pakistan's National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has granted a license to TNB Power Dharki Ltd. unit TNB Liberty Power Ltd. for a 235 Mw, combined-cycle electric power plant at Ghotki in Sindh Province.
-- East Timor, Australia give nod to Timor Sea projects Australian officials and the newly independent East Timor have signed the Timor Sea Treaty which covers natural gas to be produced from Bayu-Undan field in the Joint Petroleum Development Area.