Pro-government paramilitaries convicted of abducting and torturing an oil trade union leader say they were paid for the crime by local pipeline operator Ocensa, in which BP held a 15.2% stake.
Alfa and Harbour Energy will acquire all of Pacific's outstanding shares, at Cdb$6.50 each.
Output exceeded the projected 135,700b/d and the 125,799b/d during 2014.
China has announced plans to invest some US$53.3bn in Brazilian infrastructure, but the total could exceed this amount, according to federal bank Caixa's president.
The bidding and contract models for Mexico's round one of oil and gas blocks risk allowing the country's reserves being sold off cheaply and exploited by multinationals, PRD party senator Dolores Padierna Luna says.
BNamericas provides a roundup of updates from junior operators.
An external assessment provided new insight into the natural gas potential of Uruguay's Norte basin, the government said.
The plant upped diesel output to 5,000b/d during the perioid, exceeding projected production.