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HAL Buys Offshore Installation Equipment Firm IQIP from Royal IHC

Mar 17, 2023

HAL, the Dutch investment subsidiary of HAL Holding, has acquired IQIP, a supplier of foundation and installation equipment to the offshore wind, coastal & civil, and oil & gas markets from Royal IHC for an undisclosed fee.IQIP is active worldwide and both sells and rents out equipment…

After Delay, BW Energy Expects Closing of Petrobras' Oil Field Acquisition in Q2 2023

Mar 17, 2023

Oslo-listed oil and gas company BW Energy said Thursday the process to acquire Petrobras' interests in Golfinho and Camarupim deepwater oil fields and the related FPSO from Saipem was about to resume.In June 2022, BW Energy signed an agreement…

Norway's Loke Buys UK Deep-sea Mining Firm from Lockheed

Mar 16, 2023

Norway's Loke Marine Minerals has acquired deep-sea mining firm UK Seabed Resources (UKSR) from Lockheed Martin, the companies said on Thursday.UKSR holds a 100% interest in two deep sea mineral licences in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ) in the Pacific Ocean…

Prax Group Set to Acquire Lancaster Oil Field Operator Hurricane Energy

Mar 16, 2023

UK-based Prax Group has reached a deal to acquire Hurricane Energy, the operator of the producing Lancaster oil field, west of Shetland.Hurricane has one asset, the Lancaster oil field, that produces from a single well (“P6”) and riser. As at ERCE…

Japan: JX Nippon to Buy Offshore Drilling Firm JDC

Mar 16, 2023

JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation has to acquire the entire issued shares of the offshore drilling firm Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (“JDC”).The company plans to complete the acquisition around the end of April of  2023.'Upon completion of the acquisition…

Danos Buys Wood's Offshore Labor Supply Operations

Mar 14, 2023

John Wood Group has sold its offshore labor supply operations in the Gulf of Mexico to Louisiana-based energy services contractor Danos.The sale was for a cash consideration of $17 million, with Wood retaining working capital. This represents an EV/EBITDA multiple of around 8x…

Britain's Wood Group Considers Rejecting Latest Buyout Proposal from Apollo Global

Mar 07, 2023

John Wood Group said on Tuesday it was considering rejecting the latest buyout proposal from private-equity firm Apollo Global Management Inc, citing that the offer undervalued the British oilfield services and engineering company. The proposal by Apollo on March 6…

EIG's Breakwater Energy Acquires 25% Stake in Repsol Upstream for $4.8B

Mar 03, 2023

Breakwater Energy, a subsidiary of EIG, an institutional investor in the global energy and infrastructure sectors, has acquired a 25% interest in Repsol Upstream for a total consideration of around $4.8 billion, including debt, with Repsol holding the remaining 75%…

Equinor to Buy Suncor Energy UK in $850M Deal

Mar 03, 2023

Equinor said on Friday it would acquire the British oil and gas business of Canada's Suncor Energy SU.TO for $850 million, giving the Norwegian company stakes in several key North Sea petroleum assets.Equinor said the deal includes a 29.9% stake in the Buzzard oilfield…

Equinor Nears $1 Billion Deal to Buy Suncor's UK Oilfields

Mar 01, 2023

Norway's Equinor is close to reaching a deal to buy Suncor Energy's British North Sea oil and gas assets for around $1 billion, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.The deal includes Suncor's 40% stake in the Equinor-operated offshore Rosebank oil and gas project…

UK Competition Watchdog Okays Baker Hughes-Altus Deal

Mar 01, 2023

UK's competition regulator said on Wednesday it has cleared oilfield services firm Baker Hughes Co's acquisition of Altus Intervention after the companies took steps to allay concerns raised by the watchdog.The Competition and Markets Authority…

Equinor takes Stake in Wellesley O&G Finds

Mar 01, 2023

Equinor agreed to buy oil and gas stakes in five discoveries in the Troll, Fram and Kvitebjoern areas of the North Sea from Wellesley Petroleum AS.The amount for the purchase was undisclosedThe transaction strengthens Equinor's position in a…

Singapore's Keppel Completes $3.34B Sale of Offshore Unit to Sembmarine

Feb 28, 2023

Singapore's Keppel Corp said on Tuesday that Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) has completed a S$4.50 billion ($3.34 billion) buyout of its offshore & marine unit after receiving the necessary shareholder approvals. ($1 = 1.3484 Singapore dollars) (Reuters - Reporting by Jaskiran Singh in Bengaluru…

UK's Engineering Giant Wood Group Rejects Takeover Approach

Feb 24, 2023

Shares of John Wood Group Plc surged over 30% on Thursday after the company said it received three preliminary buyout proposals from private equity firm Apollo Global Management Inc. The British oilfield services and engineering firm said late…

SSY Acquires Westshore, Enters Offshore Sector

Feb 23, 2023

Simpson Spence Young (SSY) agreed on the terms to acquire Norwegian Westshore Shipbrokers AS, part of SSY’s strategy to enter into the global offshore sector. Based in Kristiansand, Norway, Westshore was launched in 1987.“This acquisition marks…

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