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Capricorn Energy's Board Faces Overhaul as Shareholder Calls for General Meeting

Dec 19, 2022

Capricorn Energy's third-biggest shareholder, Palliser, on Monday called for a general meeting to set a vote on removing seven Capricorn directors from supervisory roles, including the CEO, a plan Capricorn rejects.Palliser is one of a chorus…

Aker BP to Boost Oil and Gas Reserves via Exploration, M&A

Dec 16, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas group Aker BP will use exploration, mergers, and acquisitions to rebuild its base of untapped resources after Friday's record investment decision, the company's chief executive told Reuters.Aker BP and its partners announced…

South Korea: Hanwha Group Inks Deal to Take Over Daewoo Shipbuilding

Dec 16, 2022

South Korea's Hanwha Group has signed an agreement to take over Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Daewoo Shipbuilding said in a regulatory filing on Friday. The deal comes after the two parties signed a tentative agreement in September in which affiliates of Hanwha Group…

Wood Group Must Buy Back Shares to Avoid Takeover, Investor Says

Dec 08, 2022

Former Elliot Management activist fund manager Franck Tuil on Thursday told Wood Group to buy back some of its stock to avoid becoming a takeover target, sending shares in the oil services provider up by the most in six weeks.It is the first public campaign for his $600 million multi-strategy fund…

Ashtead Technology Buys Hiretech

Dec 06, 2022

UK-based subsea equipment rental and solutions company Ashtead Technology has acquired Aberdeenshire-based Hiretech. Hiretech is an equipment rental, service, and maintenance company serving the international offshore renewables, decommissioning…

Maha Energy, DBO Sign Merger Term Sheet

Dec 05, 2022

Sweden-based Maha Energy has signed a binding term sheet regarding a business combination with DBO 2.0 S.A. (“DBO”) for a consideration of 36,775,410 new shares in Maha.According to Maha, DBO is a private upstream oil and gas company focusing on mature offshore fields in Brazil formed in 2017…

Capricorn AGM Could Aid Alternative to NewMed Deal, says Palliser

Nov 30, 2022

Capricorn Energy's move to ask shareholders for permission to bolster its options for payouts could pave the way for an alternative to its planned merger with NewMed, top-three Capricorn shareholder Palliser told Reuters. Palliser is one of…

Reuters: Eni in Talks to Buy Neptune Energy for $5-6B

Nov 30, 2022

Eni is in preliminary talks to buy private-equity backed gas and oil producer Neptune Energy for around $5 billion -$6 billion, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, adding that no official bid had been submitted.Neptune produces around 130…

UK Says Baker Hughes-Altus Deal May Hurt Competition in Oil Well Services

Nov 22, 2022

Britain's competition watchdog said on Tuesday that U.S.-listed oilfield services firm Baker Hughes Co's acquisition of Altus Intervention could reduce competition among UK oil and gas operators.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said…

ADNOC L&S Acquires Zakher Marine International. Adds 24 Jack-ups, 38 OSVs to Fleet

Nov 17, 2022

ADNOC Logistics & Services, the shipping and maritime logistics arm of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has completed the acquisition of Zakher Marine International (ZMI), adding 24 jack-up barges and 38 offshore support vessels to its fleet…

AIS Buys CRP Subsea

Nov 14, 2022

UK-based AIS has acquired its compatriot CRP Subsea (ex-Trelleborg Offshore UK) to expand its subsea offering.CRP Subsea specializes in polymer and syntactic foam-based buoyancy and protection products for the offshore renewables and oil and gas industries…

Sandbrook Acquires Majority Stake in Havfram

Nov 07, 2022

Sandbrook Capital has acquired a majority stake in the the Norwegian offshore installation services company Havfram and has committed $250 million to fund the company's future growth.The new capital will be used to build a fleet of vessels for…

Hurricane Energy Launches its Own Sale after Unsolicited Bid

Nov 02, 2022

North Sea oil and gas producer Hurricane Energy launched a formal sale process after receiving an unsolicited offer from an unnamed bidder which its board considers too low, it said on Wednesday.Last year, Hurricane effectively gave control…

OKEA Wraps Buy of Wintershall's Interests in Three Offshore Fields in Norway

Nov 02, 2022

Norwegian oil company OKEA has completed the acquisition of Wintershall's interests in three offshore fields in the Norwegian part of the North Sea. The companies first announced the agreement in May.OKEA has acquired 35.2% operated stake in the Brage Unit…

Verisk to Sell Wood Mackenzie to Veritas for More Than $3B

Oct 31, 2022

Global data analytics provider Verisk has agreed to sell its energy intelligence subsidiary Wood Mackenzie to Veritas Capital for $3.1 billion in cash consideration payable at closing plus future additional contingent consideration of up to $200 million…

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