Noble Energy, Woodside Petroleum sign deal to explore offshore Gabon

|About: Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL)|By:, SA News Editor

Noble Energy (NBL +0.3%) and Australia’s Woodside Petroleum (OTCPK:WOPEF) sign an agreement to explore a deepwater prospect off the coast of Gabon; NBL will be the operator with a 60% working interest.

NBL says the execution of the production sharing contract represents its initial entry into Gabon and meaningfully expands the company's exploration portfolio.

Marathon Oil (MRO +0.1%) also signed a production sharing deal with Gabon for a separate offshore deepwater location in which it has a 100% working interest.