Mergers And Acquisitions News


Woodside Energy, BHP Petroleum Merger Complete

Jun 01, 2022

Australia-based Woodside Energy's all-stock merger with BHP's oil and gas business was completed Wednesday.Woodside has acquired the entire share capital of BHP Petroleum International Pty Ltd (BHPP) and issued 914,768,948 new Woodside shares to BHP, which BHP has distributed to its eligible shareholders.'BHP has paid the in specie dividend and distributed Woodside shares today in line with the details described in BHP’s announcement on 20 May 2022…

Incoming Shell Boss Aims Fire up Renewables Drive

Sep 22, 2022

Shell's incoming Chief Executive Wael Sawan is set to accelerate the group's drive to build its renewable energy business, including through a possible 'transformative' clean power acquisition, company and industry sources said.Sawan will from…

Sembcorp Marine Cuts Losses as Easing COVID Curbs Aid Project Deliveries

Aug 11, 2022

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine Ltd (Sembmarine) said on Friday its half-year loss narrowed 78% from a year earlier, as the oil rig builder finished delayed projects after pandemic curbs were eased while also benefiting from cost management.The…

PGS Wins Seismic Survey Contracts in Indonesia and Australia

Jul 21, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic survey contractor PGS said Thursday it had won a significant 3D exploration acquisition contract offshore Indonesia with a major energy company. Also, PGS said it had secured a major 4D acquisition contract offshore Australia with an international energy company…

Shelf Drilling Takes Delivery of 2008-built Aban Offshore Jack-up Rig

Jul 13, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has taken delivery of the Deep Driller 7 jack-up drilling rig.Shelf Drilling bought the rig from the Indian offshore drilling firm Aban Offshore. The deal was first announced in mid-June…

LNG Prices Could Stay High for a Few Years, Woodside CEO Says

May 25, 2022

Woodside Energy Group, Australia's top independent natural gas producer, sees liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices staying high for a few years as the market adjusts to supply disruptions after sanctions on Russia for its Ukraine invasion.'With the invasion…

Woodside Shareholders Vote in Favor of Merger with BHP's Oil and Gas Business

May 19, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Woodside said that its shareholders voted to approve the proposed merger with BHP's oil and gas business at its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, with 98.66% of the votes in favor of the merger.'All conditions…

Woodside Sees Slim Risk of Big Share Selloff by BHP Investors

May 17, 2022

Woodside Petroleum does not expect heavy selling of the company's shares by BHP Group investors if Woodside's acquisition of BHP's petroleum business goes ahead in June, Chief Executive Meg O'Neill said on Monday.Woodside shareholders are set…

SRJ's Proposed Acquisition of STATS Falls Through

May 03, 2022

ASX-listed SRJ Technologies Group plc in December last year struck a deal to buy the UK-based oilfield services firm STATS. However, STATS said Monday that the deal had fallen through over SRJ's inability to raise funds for the deal.'[STATS…

Australia: Woodside Shareholders to Benefit from $40B BHP Merger - KPMG

Apr 08, 2022

Australian gas producer Woodside Petroleum Ltd's agreed merger with BHP Group's petroleum arm is in the best interest of its shareholders, an independent expert said, valuing the combined group at around $40 billion.Global miner BHP agreed to…

Keppel Offshore & Marine, Sembcorp Marine Working on Merger

Mar 31, 2022

Keppel Corp's offshore and marine (O&M) arm and smaller rival Sembcorp Marine are working towards having an agreement over their business unification in place by the end of April, the companies said on Thursday.The companies had first announced…

AD Ports Buys Divetech Marine Engineering Services

Feb 28, 2022

AD Ports Group today announced that it has acquired Divetech Marine Engineering Services, a UAE-based topside-subsea solutions provider that offers a range of services including installation, inspection, repair, and maintenance for ports and other maritime organizations…

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…

Competition Regulator OKs Woodside's Merger with BHP's Oil & Gas Business

Dec 16, 2021

Australia's competition regulator approved Woodside Petroleum's agreed $28 billion merger with BHP Group's petroleum arm on Thursday, saying it would not reduce competition in the domestic gas market.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission…

HMH to Deliver Pressure Control System for GMGS Drillship

Dec 14, 2021

Offshore drilling solutions provider HMH has been awarded the contract to deliver a pressure control system to Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS) drillship.The system will comprise of a blowout preventer (BOP) stack, including the new SeaONYX V…

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