Freeport LNG Development LP has received US regulatory approval to proceed with plans to build a liquefied natural gas export project in Texas, according to Bloomberg.

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has failed to win shareholder approval to buy back $2.68 billion of its shares from Royal Dutch Shell plc, according to Reuters.

Eni, following its participation in the competitive International Bid Round launched by the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, has signed two production sharing contracts for the RSF-5 and PSC-K onshore blocks in Myanmar.

WPX Energy has appointed J. Kevin Vann as senior vice president and CFO. Vann has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and risk management.

The Weir Group plc has acquired Metra Equipment Inc., a wellhead supplier based in Saskatchewan, Canada, for an undisclosed consideration. The company will be part of Seaboard, a business of Weir Oil & Gas’ Pressure Control Segment.

Athlon Energy Inc. has priced an underwritten public offering by certain selling stockholders that are funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management LLC of 12,500,000 shares of common stock at $46.25 per share.

TransCoastal Corp., an independent energy development company, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Core Resource Management Inc., to drill up to 10 wells on TransCoastal's Pampa, Texas, acreage.  

Royal Dutch Shell plc has appointed Harry Brekelmans as director of projects and technology, effective Oct. 1. In his new role, Brekelmans will become a member of the Executive Committee and will take over for Matthias Bichsel, who is leaving Shell after 34 years of service.

Athlon Energy has appointed Bart Kalsu as an independent director to its board.

Enterprise Products Partners LP and Genesis Energy LP report that their jointly owned crude oil gathering pipeline serving the Lucius production area in southern Keathley Canyon of the Gulf of Mexico is now mechanically complete and it began earning revenues on July 1.