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WVONGA’s Spring Meeting has been cancelled due to the CDC’s interim guidelines regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Statoil ASA has agreed to buy the 66% operated interest in the BM-S-8 offshore license in Brazil’s Santos basin held by Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) for $2.5 billion.

Halcon Resources Corp., Houston, has filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code to pursue a prepackaged plan of reorganization in which the firm would eliminate $1.8 billion in long-term debt and reduce annual interest expense by more than $200 million.

Spain’s Repsol SA reported adjusted net income in the second quarter of €345 million compared with €312 million in the same quarter in 2015. Allowing for inventory and nonrecurring income, net income was €205 million vs. €292 million.

DNO, Oslo, has proposed to acquire Gulf Keystone Ltd., Bermuda, for $300 million in cash and shares. Both companies produce oil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.