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Investors Jittery Over $29B Woodside, BHP Oil and Gas Deal

Aug 18, 2021

Shares in BHP Group and Woodside Petroleum fell on Wednesday as investors on both sides raised questions about the value of the Perth-based oil and gas group's proposed $29 billion merger with BHP's petroleum arm.While a 6% fall in BHP's share…

BHP Agrees to Sell Oil and Gas Business to Woodside

Aug 17, 2021

BHP Group has agreed to sell its petroleum business to Woodside Petroleum in a merger to create a top 10 independent oil and gas producer worth A$38.5 billion ($28 billion) with growth assets in Australia and the Americas.BHP's exit from petroleum…

Australia: Santos Says Oil Search Buy Would Help Speed Up Pivot to Clean Fuels

Aug 17, 2021

Santos Ltd expects its planned takeover of Oil Search, creating a A$20 billion ($15 billion) company, will help the combined group weather the energy transition better than if they remained separate.The companies agreed an all-scrip deal earlier…

Woodside Confirms Talks to Buy BHP's Oil and Gas Business

Aug 16, 2021

Australian oil company Woodside confirmed Monday it has been in talks with BHP over the potential acquisition of BHP's oil and gas business.'Woodside notes recent speculation regarding a potential transaction between Woodside and BHP Petroleum…

Drumbeat Grows Louder for BHP to Ditch Oil & Gas Business

Aug 13, 2021

Expectations are growing that BHP Group Ltd will deliver a verdict on the future of its petroleum business at its results next week, as it comes under increasing pressure to cut its fossil fuel footprint.The world's biggest miner has been facing…

Chevron taps Baker Hughes for Jansz-Io Subsea Compression Manifold

Aug 10, 2021

Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes has won a contract with Chevron to deliver subsea compression manifold technology for the Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project offshore W. Australia.Using its Subsea Connect early engagement approach, Baker…

Fugro Completes USV Remote Inspection for Woodside

Aug 06, 2021

Fugro has used its first operational Blue Essence uncrewed surface vehicle (USV), the 12 m Fugro Maali, to complete an entirely remote nearshore inspection of three gas trunklines in the North West of Australia for the Woodside operated North West Shelf Project…

Woodside Hikes Scarborough Cost Estimate to $12 Billion

Aug 05, 2021

Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Australia's top independent gas producer, said on Wednesday it had raised the cost estimate for its Scarborough project by 5% as it worked towards a final investment decision this year.Woodside has pinned its hopes on Scarborough…

Oceaneering Secures Integrity Management Services Contract in PNG

Aug 04, 2021

Oceaneering International, Inc. announced its Integrity Management and Digital Solutions (IMDS) segment has won a new multi-year contract in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with a major operator.The contract is for a duration of three years plus two one-year extensions…

Oil Search, Santos Close to Deal to Create Top 20 Global Oil Firm

Aug 02, 2021

Oil Search said on Monday it intended to recommend an improved buyout offer from Santos Ltd, worth A$8.4 billion ($6.2 billion), in a deal that would create a top-20 global oil and gas company.The merged group would own oil and gas assets in Australia…

Siem Offshore's Anchor Handler Secures Charter Extension in Australia

Jul 29, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has been awarded a six-month extension for the AHTS Siem Topaz in Australia. Siem Offshore shared the news on Wednesday, without disclosing the identity of the client.The Siem Topaz is a low emission anchor handler that is suitable for anchor handling…

Santos Sees Revenue Jump, Raises Output Forecast

Jul 22, 2021

Australia's Santos Ltd increased the lower end of its annual production outlook on Thursday and reported a 37% jump in second-quarter revenue, helped by higher prices and increased demand for natural gas.The country's second-largest independent…

Japan's Power Plan to Rattle Australian Coal, LNG exporters

Jul 22, 2021

Japan has been largely forgotten as a source of demand for energy commodities, overshadowed by the rapid rise of China, but the country's new electricity generation targets will shake the market up.For many years Japan has been viewed as a largely…

Woodside Sees Shares Slide on News It Is Eyeing BHP Oil & Gas Assets

Jul 21, 2021

Shares in Woodside Petroleum fell on Wednesday after an unsourced media report said Australia's top independent gas producer was in talks to buy some or all of BHP Group's oil and gas assets, analysts and an investor said.Woodside shares ended down 2 cents in a broader market that rose 0…

Oil Search Rejects $6.5B Takeover Offer from Santos

Jul 20, 2021

Oil Search rejected an unsolicited takeover proposal from Santos Ltd that valued the Papua New Guinea-focused oil and gas producer at A$8.8 billion ($6.5 billion), the two companies said on Tuesday.Oil Search said the offer was not in the best interests of shareholders…

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