Covington, LA-based LLOG Exploration and its partner, Ridgewood Energy, drilled a successful exploration test at the Mississippi Canyon 79 “Otis” prospect in deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Next February, Thailand plans to auction petroleum concessions on 29 onshore and offshore blocks, according to Reuters.

Clearlake Capital Group LP and oilfield industry veteran Steve Hardwick have announced the formation of Mission WEST Inc., which provides tailored, complete, and long-term oilfield water management solutions to customers in North America.

Porter Hedges LLP has expanded its energy practice with the opening of a new office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, led by partner C. Ray Lees.

Aqua Terra Water Management LP has acquired two saltwater disposal facilities operated by Texas SWD Co Inc. and a permit for a saltwater disposal facility from Coronado Minerals LLC. Terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed.

Juneau Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Leucadia National Corp., has completed the acquisition of oil and gas properties in East Texas, consisting of approximately 20,800 net acres primarily in Houston and Leon counties.

SandRidge Energy Inc. has increased the borrowing base and extended the maturity of its senior credit facility. The new, five-year agreement with 27 lending institutions has a maximum facility size of $2 billion and an initial borrowing base of $1.2 billion.

Phillips 66 Partners LP has reached an agreement to acquire from Phillips 66 two newly constructed crude oil rail-unloading facilities, located in Linden, New Jersey, and Ferndale, Washington, for $330 million as well as certain assets associated with the Cross-Channel Connector Pipeline for an...

GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd and BP have made an exploration discovery in the UK Central North Sea.

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has completed two major offshore projects for China Offshore Oil Engineering Corp. with support from Acteon sister companies in the Panyu and Enping fields, located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin of the South China Sea.