Mergers And Acquisitions News


CHC to Sell Offshore Helicopter Services UK to S. Africa-based Ultimate Aviation

Jan 18, 2023

Offshore transport firm CHC Helicopter Group (CHC), has agreed to sell Offshore Helicopter Services UK (OHS UK) to Ultimate Aviation Group, a South African headquartered international aviation business for an undisclosed fee.CHC is selling OHS UK to alleviate the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority concerns related to CHC's acquisition of Babcock's helicopter business raised on the grounds that the merger would lead to a significant loss of competition in the market…

Shelf Drilling Wins Contract Extension for Newly Bought Jack-up Rig

Oct 06, 2022

Shelf Drilling, an Oslo-listed offshore drilling services firm, has obtained a two-year contract extension for the Noble Sam Turner jack-up rig, which is a direct continuation of its present contract in Denmark.The contract has been secured by way of a priced option exercise by the customer…

Tullow Oil Sticks to Capricorn Merger Plans, $200M Cashflow Guidance

Sep 14, 2022

Africa-focused Tullow Oil said on Wednesday it would stick to the current form of its plan all-share merger plan with Capricorn Energy CNE.L, shrugging off criticism from some Capricorn investors who say the deal undervalues the company.Capricorn's board supports the merger…

Serica Energy, Kistos Abandon Merger Talks

Aug 09, 2022

North Sea investment firm Kistos on Tuesday walked away from its proposed offer to acquire British oil and gas group Serica Energy following weeks of wrangling.In July, Serica rejected Kistos's cash and shares merger proposal, which valued the company at 1…

Tullow Expects Cashflow of $200M at Oil Price of $95/bbl

Jul 13, 2022

Africa-focused Tullow Oil said on Wednesday it expected to make $200 million in free cashflow this year at an average oil price of $95 a barrel, adding that it sees no cashflow in the first half after an arbitration payment and an acquisition…

Noble Corp. Finds Buyer for Five North Sea Rigs, Paving Way for Maersk Drilling Merger Completion

Jun 23, 2022

Noble Corporation has found a buyer for five jack-up rigs in a move that could alleviate concerns raised by the UK Competition and Markets Authority.Namely, the CMA said in April it had found that Noble Corp. and Maersk Drilling merger - first…

UK Tells Offshore Helicopter Player CHC to 'Unwind' Completed Babcock Merger

Jun 01, 2022

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said Wednesday that offshore helicopter operator CHC must unwind its completed acquisition of Babcock’s oil and gas offshore helicopter services to address competition concerns.'CHC provides offshore transport in the oil and gas sector…

Aker BP, Lundin Energy Merger Gets All Necessary Approvals

May 02, 2022

All the necessary approvals have been granted for the proposed merger between the Norwegian oil firm Aker BP and Sweden-based Lundin Energy's oil and exploration and production business. Aker BP said in December 2021 it had agreed to acquire Lundin Energy's oil and gas business…

Offshore Helicopters: CHC, Babcock Merger Raises Competition Concerns in UK

Mar 17, 2022

Offshore helicopter operator CHC's acquisition of Babcock's oil and gas aviation business has raised competition concerns in the UK.Following an in-depth Phase 2 investigation of the completed acquisition, the UK Competition and Markets Authority…

Young Leaves Jadestone to Become Cooper CFO

Dec 27, 2021

Cooper Energy announced that it has hired Daniel Young as its new chief financial officer, effective May 2022. He will succeed David Di Blasio, who has been serving as acting CFO.An energy professional with over 25 years of global experience in Australia…

Santos Completes Acquisition of Oil Search

Dec 17, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Santos has informed that the merger of Santos and Oil Search has been implemented.Santos has acquired 100 percent of the issued capital in Oil Search from Oil Search shareholders.  Oil Search shareholders have been issued 0…

Santos Takes Over Oil Search. Names CFO

Dec 13, 2021

Santos Ltd on Monday named a new chief financial officer in its first move since sealing its $6 billion takeover of Oil Search, who will play a key role in selling stakes in assets in Papua New Guinea and Alaska.Santos promoted Anthea McKinnell…

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…

Ex-BP CEO Hayward Launches Green Energy Investment Firm

Jul 15, 2021

Former BP Plc Chief Executive Tony Hayward will lead the listing of a $175 million shell company aimed at investing in green energy projects in Europe, a bank working on the deal said on Thursday.The Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC)…

Seadrill Names CFO, COO. Adds New Director to Board

May 28, 2021

Offshore drilling company Seadrill Limited has this week appointed a new chief financial officer and a new chief operating officer, as well as announced the appointment of a new director to its board.Oslo-listed offshore drilling firm said on…

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