HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, April 3 China National
Petroleum Corp and Malaysia's Petronas are considering bids for
Marathon Oil Corp's Angolan offshore oil and gas fields,
people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Houston-based Marathon first laid out plans in late 2011 to
divest up to $3 billion worth of assets to plough money back
into other operations.
Marathon holds a 10 percent stake each in two Angolan
fields, called Block 31 and 32. BP, Total SA
and Angolan state energy company Sonangol are among Marathon's
other partners in the two blocks.
Marathon has put its entire stake in both the fields on the
block, the people said.
Marathon, CNPC and Petronas declined to comment.