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Chrysaor Sets Sights on Chevron's North Sea Assets

Dec 13, 2018

Private equity-backed oil firm Chrysaor has hired advisers ahead of talks to buy Chevron's British North Sea oil and gas fields for over $2.5 billion, industry and banking sources said.Chrysaor has signed up investment banks Jefferies and BMO…

Faroe Criticizes DNO's Takeover Bid as 'Opportunistic'

Dec 13, 2018

The oil and gas company with focus in Norway and the U.K. Faroe Petroleum has reaffirmed that Norwegian oil giant DNO ASA's GBP608mln ($761.65 million) unsolicited takeover offer for the AIM-listed firm is 'opportunistic' and 'substantially' undervalues it…

Scorpio Group Takes Over Nordic American Offshore

Dec 12, 2018

NYSE-listed offshore support vessel owner Scorpio Group has taken control of Nordic American Offshore (NAO), via a private placement into company’s shares worth $5 million.The investment, which took place via a private placement with Scorpio Offshore Investments…

Acteon Acquires Deepwater Corrosion Services

Dec 12, 2018

Acteon Group Ltd has acquired subsea corrosion specialist Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc. in a move to strengthen the group's ability to help customers manage the integrity of subsea infrastructure throughout the life of a field.Deepwater has designed…

DNO Makes $780 Mln Cash Bid for Faroe Petroleum

Dec 12, 2018

Norway's DNO is sticking to its offer to buy Faroe Petroleum for 152 pence per share, valuing the company at about 610 million pounds ($761.65 million), insisting it is an attractive offer despite its rejection by the Faroe board.The Faroe board…

Verus Boosts Production through Acquisitions

Dec 11, 2018

Verus Petroleum reports it boosted production from 1,500 to 18,000 barrels per day – a 12-fold increase in its production – in less than a year, through drilling and key acquisitions in the U.K. Continental Shelf.The private equity backed independent…

Tractebel Acquires Deutsche Offshore Consult

Dec 11, 2018

Belgium-based Tractebel Engie has, through its subsidiary Lahmeyer International, acquired Deutsche Offshore Consult GmbH (DOC) to strengthen its position in the offshore wind sector.German outfit DOC has staff covering all aspects of the offshore wind development process…

Neptune Completes VNG Norge Integration

Dec 10, 2018

Neptune Energy announced Monday it has completed the integration with the former VNG Norge business. The integrated business, Neptune Energy Norge, will be among the top five independent producers on the Norwegian Continental Shelf by equity…

Egypt Okays BP, Mubadala Acquisition of Stake in Eni's Noor Concession

Dec 10, 2018

Egypt’s petroleum ministry has signed an agreement for UK Petroleum giant British Petroleum (BP) and UAE investment fund Mubadala to buy a 45 percent stake in the country's Noor offshore natural gas concesion in the Mediterannean from Italy’s Eni…

Transocean Closes Ocean Rig Acquisition

Dec 05, 2018

Switzerland-based offshore driller Transocean Ltd. announced Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of Greek peer Ocean Rig UDW Inc.The $2.7 billion cash-and-stock deal adds nine high-specification ultra-deepwater drillships, two harsh environment semisubmersibles…

Faroe Raises the Stakes in DNO Bid Battle

Dec 05, 2018

Faroe Petroleum has struck a deal to swap Norwegian oil and gas assets with Equinor, in a move that could raise the price that hostile bidder DNO has to pay to secure the British energy company.While Faroe Petroleum's Chief Executive Graham…

Enquest Acquires Remaining Stake in Magnus

Dec 04, 2018

United Kingdom-based petroleum exploration and production company Enquest said it had completed the acquisition of the remaining 75% stake in Magnus, an additional 9.0% stake in the Sullom Voe Oil terminal and supply facility and additional interests in associated infrastructure from BP…

Aker BP Acquires Total's Norwegian Assets

Dec 03, 2018

Aker BP announced on Monday that it has completed the $205 million acquisition of Total E&P Norge's Norwegian continental shelf portfolio. Aker BP first announced the deal in July, and this week said all closing conditions have been fulfilled…

Transocean Shareholders OK Ocean Rig Acquisition

Nov 29, 2018

Transocean, international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells, has announced that its shareholders approved the acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW, by approving the proposals presented at Transocean’s Extraordinary General Meeting…

Tullow Acquires 35% Stake in Comoros PSC

Nov 29, 2018

The wheels of discovering and exploiting hydrocarbon resources offshore the Union of the Comoros, off Africa's east coast, may have been moving albeit slowly since 2008 when the government first invited bids for exploration of oil and gas in the Indian Ocean's volcanic archipelago…

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