Mergers & Acquisitions News


Henderson Acquires HP Piping Solutions

Sep 17, 2018

Drilling rigs and capital drilling equipment sales and service provider Henderson said it has acquired high specification/high pressure fabrication company HP Piping Solutions in a move to further improve its service capabilities within the growing North American oil and gas market…

Seadrill CEO Eyes Rig Market Consolidation as Oil Prices Rise

Sep 14, 2018

Offshore rig owner Seadrill is prepared to make acquisitions if opportunities arise amid ongoing consolidation in the industry, the company's chief executive told Reuters.Competitor Transocean on Sept. 4 announced it was buying deepwater driller Ocean Rig for $2…

Transocean to Buy Ocean Rig in $2.7 Bln Deal

Sep 04, 2018

Offshore oil driller Transocean Ltd said on Tuesday it would buy peer Ocean Rig UDW Inc in a $2.7 billion cash-and-stock deal, its second major acquisition this year as the company bets on a recovery in the offshore sector.The acquisition signals new optimism for offshore drillers…

U.S. Shale Producer Magnolia Looks to Triple Market Footprint

Aug 29, 2018

U.S. oil producer Magnolia Oil & Gas Corp aims to at least triple in market valuation in coming years as it develops shale acreage across eastern and southern Texas, Chief Executive Steve Chazen said on Wednesday.Magnolia's shares have rallied…

Saipem, Subsea 7 Discussed Tie Up a Few Years Ago

Jul 25, 2018

Italian oil services company Saipem was in talks with rival Subsea 7 several years ago over a possible tie up but negotiations fell through, the group's CEO said on Wednesday.'Some 3-4 years ago, before I became CEO there were contacts and talks that did not work out…

Tidewater and GulfMark Announce Merger

Jul 16, 2018

Tidewater Inc. and GulfMark Offshore, Inc. announced Monday that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine the two companies, creating the industry’s largest owner of offshore support…

Equinor Acquires Energy Trader Danske Commodities

Jul 08, 2018

Norwegian oil and gas major Equinor, formerly Statoil, is acquiring the Danish energy trading company, Danske Commodities for EUR 400 million (USD 470 mln). 'Equinor has reached agreement to buy 100% of the shares in Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities (DC) for EUR 400 million…

BP to Boost Stake in UK's 'Giant' Clair Field

Jul 04, 2018

BP announced that it has entered into agreements with ConocoPhillips that will significantly increase its holding in the Clair field, a core asset of BP’s North Sea business in the UK, while also selling its non-operating interest in the Kuparuk and satellite oilfields in Alaska…

ConocoPhillips sells 16.5 pct of North Sea Asset to BP

Jul 03, 2018

U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips said on Tuesday it would sell a 16.5 percent stake in the Clair field to oil major BP for an undisclosed price. Houston, Texas-based ConocoPhillips will retain a 7.5 percent interest in the North Sea offshore oil field through a unit while BP will hold a 45…

Subsea 7 Makes Hostile Bid for McDermott

Apr 23, 2018

Offshore oil services firm Subsea 7 has made an unsolicited offer worth about $2 billion for U.S. rival McDermott, potentially breaking up the U.S. company's agreed deal with onshore engineering firm Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I).The deal could…

Is Aramco Share Sale Distorting OPEC Policy? Kemp

Mar 07, 2018

By restraining production, OPEC and its allies have succeeded in eliminating excess oil stocks and accelerating the recovery in prices, but they are paying an increasingly high price in terms of market share. U.S. producers will capture all the growth in global oil consumption this year…

Nakilat, Maran Ventures JV adds two vessels

Mar 03, 2018

Nakilat has expanded its joint venture partnership with Greek shipping company Maran Ventures Inc., to include two additional LNG vessels.Maran Nakilat Co. Ltd. was first established in 2005 with four jointly-owned LNG vessels, and was further expanded on several occasions…

Borr Drilling Buys Paragon Offshore

Feb 22, 2018

Offshore rig firm Borr Drilling, controlled by Norwegian investor Tor Olav Troeim, is proposing to buy its rival Paragon Offshore for $232.5 million in a push to consolidate the fragmented rig market, it said on Thursday. A plunge in oil…

Shell in Buying Spree for Clean Energy

Jan 26, 2018

Shell spends $400 mln in recent weeks on renewables, power. Royal Dutch Shell has spent over $400 million on a range of acquisitions in recent weeks, from solar power to electric car charging points, cranking up its drive to expand beyond its oil and gas business and reduce its carbon footprint…

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