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Serica Energy to Buy BHP Stake in North Sea Fields

Nov 06, 2018

North Sea operator Serica Energy has struck a deal with commodities giant BHP Billiton to up its stakes in two North Sea fields, taking it above 90 per cent ownership of the assets.Under the a sale and purchase agreement (SPA), Serica UK will acquire a 16…

Subsea Global Solutions Acquires Muldoon Marine Services

Nov 05, 2018

Commercial diving company Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) said it has acquired Muldoon Marine Services (Muldoon), a commercial diving firm based in Long Beach, Calif.'This is an exciting day for the SGS family as this acquisition will further…

ADES Acquires 12 Rigs From Weatherford In Kuwait

Nov 04, 2018

Drilling company Ades International Holding has bought 12 onshore rigs from Weatherford in Kuwait for $ 123 million.The oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) said in a press release that…

3T Energy Group Buys Offshore Training Firm Survivex

Nov 02, 2018

Technology and training organization 3T Energy Group has acquired Aberdeen-based Survivex, an offshore oil and gas training specialist.Global technology and training organisation said in a press release that it has become the UK’s largest energy sector training provider after acquiring Survivex…

Australia: Triangle Energy Joins Key Petroleum in Mt Horner Oilfield

Nov 01, 2018

Australian oil and gas production and exploration company Triangle Energy (TEG) has entered a farmout deal with fellow oil junior Key Petroleum to acquire a 50% stake in the Mt Horner oilfield in Western Australia’s Perth Basin.'The Board of…

Magseis to Acquire Fairfield Seismic Technologies

Oct 31, 2018

Norwegian ocean-bottom seismic specialist Magseis entered into a $233 million deal to acquire the Seismic Technologies business from Fairfield Geotechnologies.'Magseis will acquire the Seismic Technologies business from Fairfield comprising data acquisition…

Blackstone Energy Partners Acquires Ulterra Drilling Technologies

Oct 24, 2018

Blackstone Energy Partners announced today that it has entered into binding agreements to acquire a controlling, majority interest in Ulterra Drilling Technologies from affiliates of American Securities LLC.  American Securities and certain…

Kvaerner Eyes Growth, Mergers as Profits Decline

Oct 23, 2018

Kvaerner, a Norwegian builder of oil platforms, aims to increase its revenue by some 40 percent by 2022 by expanding abroad, the company said on Tuesday after reporting a sharp decline in third-quarter earnings that drove down its shares.Kvaerner's quarterly earnings before interest…

UOS Completes Acquisition of UOS Support and Hartmann Offshore

Oct 22, 2018

German offshore industry service provider United Offshore Support (UOS) announced that it has completed its acquisition of the commercial and technical-nautical management businesses of both UOS United Offshore Support and Hartmann Offshore…

SDX Terminates Talks Over BP's Egyptian Assets

Oct 19, 2018

North Africa-focused oil company SDX Energy has terminated talks for a potential acquisition of assets in Egypt from the oil giant BP.A press release from SDX announced that further to the announcement made on September 20, 2018, discussions…

After Denmark, Noreco Eyes UK Acquisitions

Oct 18, 2018

Norwegian Energy Company (Noreco) plans to acquire offshore assets on Britain's continental shelf in 2019, following its purchase of Shell's upstream oil and gas licenses in Denmark, its chairman told Reuters on Thursday.The Oslo-listed company on Wednesday announced a $1…

Tidewater, Gulfmark Announce Filing of Definitive Proxy Statement

Oct 17, 2018

Parties say transaction could close on or about November 15, 2018.Offshore services providers Tidewater and GulfMark Offshore announced today the filing of the joint definitive proxy statement and prospectus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange…

Shell Sells its Danish Upstream Assets for $1.9 Bln

Oct 17, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell its Danish upstream business to Norwegian Energy (Noreco) in a deal valuing the assets at $1.9 billion, as part of its wider divestment strategy, the company said on Wednesday.The sale brings Shell's three-year $30 billion divestment plan close to its conclusion…

Energy XXI, Cox Oil Extend Merger Closing Date

Oct 11, 2018

Energy XXI Gulf Coast (EGC) has reached an agreement with the drilling and exploration services company Cox Oil to extend the required closing date for their planned merger to Oct. 17.Houston-headquarteredexploration and production company EGC…

Hibiscus Petroleum Buys Stake in North Sea Block

Oct 10, 2018

Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd has acquired 50% interest in two oilfields offshore the United Kingdom for $37.5 million in total.In a press statement, Hibiscus said its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Anasuria Hibiscus UK Ltd (AHUK) had entered into…

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