Mergers & Acquisitions News


Norwegian Oil Firm Expands into Ivory Coast

Aug 22, 2022

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator with operations in Kurdistan and the North Sea, is now expanding to West Africa with the agreed acquisition of offshore fields in Ivory Coast. DNO said Monday that RAK Petroleum plc would transfer its ownership of Mondoil Enterprises LLC to DNO…

Mainstream and Aker Offshore Wind Merger Completed

Aug 16, 2022

The transaction to combine Mainstream Renewable Power and Aker Offshore Wind to form a renewable company with a 27 GW portfolio has closed. The deal was first announced on July 12.Aker Horizons entered into an agreement with Aker Mainstream Renewables…

Beach Energy Results Disappoint. Hunt on for M&A in Australia, NZ

Aug 15, 2022

Beach Energy Ltd is shoring up its war chest for acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand, Chief Executive Officer Morne Engelbrecht said on Monday, after reporting a weaker-than-expected annual profit and production outlook.Shares in gas and oil producer Beach…

Nigerian President Pulls Approval of Exxon Mobil's Offshore Asset Sale

Aug 11, 2022

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld his initial approval of Exxon Mobil's sale of local offshore shallow water assets to Seplat, his spokesman said on Thursday, after the oil regulator refused to give its consent.Buhari on Monday consented to the $1…

Capricorn Investor Palliser Calls on Management to Abandon Tullow deal

Aug 09, 2022

Capricorn Energy should ditch its proposed merger with Tullow Oil, investor Palliser has said in a letter seen by Reuters, describing it as 'one-sided' and short of 'meaningful strategic rationale.''The Proposed Merger appears to us to be a…

Petrobras Completes Espírito Santo Asset Sale

Aug 05, 2022

Petrobras has completed the sale of all its stakes in the producing fields of Peroá and Cangoá, and in the BM-ES-21 concession (Malombe Discovery Evaluation Plan) jointly called Peroá Cluster, located in the Espírito Santo Basin to the company 3R Petroleum Offshore…

Sval Energi to Buy Suncor Norway for $410 million

Aug 05, 2022

Sval Energi has signed an agreement with Suncor Energy to acquire Suncor Energy Norge, adding 4000 barrels of oil equivalent and 19 million barrels of oil equivalent in reserves on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to its portfolio.The deal is worth about $410 million Canadian dollars…

Serica Energy Rejects Kistos' Revised $1.4 Billion Merger Offer

Jul 25, 2022

Serica Energy has rejected a revised merger proposal from energy investment firm Kistos at a valuation of nearly 1.2 billion pounds ($1.4 billion), saying it undervalues the British oil and gas group.Kistos on Monday disclosed details of the proposal…

U.S. Oil Mergers Drop to $12 Billion as Volatility Limits Deals

Jul 15, 2022

U.S. oil and gas dealmaking fell to $12 billion last quarter, down from the first quarter and nearly a third of the $34.8 billion in the same period a year ago, as commodity price volatility left buyers and sellers clashing over asset values…

VAALCO, TransGlobe Set to Merge

Jul 14, 2022

Africa-focused oil and gas company VAALCO Energy has agreed to merge with TransGlobe Energy Corporation in a deal that will see VAALCO acquire all of the outstanding common shares of TransGlobe in a stock-for-stock strategic business combination transaction valued at US$307 million…

No Changes Needed to Planned Capricorn Merger, Tullow Oil CEO Says

Jul 13, 2022

Tullow Oil Chief Executive Rahul Dhir said on Wednesday no tweaks to the planned all-share merger with Capricorn Energy were necessary, when asked about criticism about the deal as it stands from some Capricorn shareholders.Dhir said Tullow was talking to shareholders of both companies…

Serica Energy, Kistos Want to Merge But Reject Each Other's Proposals

Jul 12, 2022

UK North Sea-focused oil and gas company Serica Energy's Board in May and June rejected potential merger proposals from Kistos, an energy industry investment company established in England and Wales in October 2020. Per Kistos, Serica in July sent a counter-proposal…

Waldorf Production to Buy Alpha Petroleum, Owner of North Sea Cheviot Field

Jul 11, 2022

Waldorf Production and Shorelight Partners today announced the signing of a sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of the entire share capital of Alpha Petroleum, an upstream oil and gas company focusing on the UK North Sea, by Waldorf…

Deepsea Technologies Acquires AF Global UK

Jul 05, 2022

Houston-based Deepsea Technologies, Inc. (DTI) on Tuesday announced it has acquire a 100% share AF Global UK Ltd. (AFGUK), the subsea division of AFG Holdings Corporation. The company will now operate under the name Deepsea Technologies UK Ltd…

Gulf of Mexico: Helix Energy Solutions Buys Alliance Group of Companies

Jul 05, 2022

U.S. based offshore well services company Helix Energy Solutions Group has finalized the previously announced acquisition of the Alliance group of companies, bolstering its decommissioning footprint in the Gulf of Mexico.Alliance is a Louisiana…

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