Mergers And Acquisitions News


Transformative Deal: Hibiscus to Pay $212.5M for Repsol's Offshore Blocks in Vietnam and Malaysia

Jun 04, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas company Hibiscus Petroleum has confirmed it has agreed to buy Repsol’s interest in oil and gas assets in Malaysia and Vietnam for $212.5 million.The announcement comes after Repsol earlier this week announced the sale to Hibiscus…

Society of Petroleum Engineers, AAPG Exploring Merger

May 25, 2021

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) on Tuesday announced the two associations were in the process of exploring a potential merger.AAPG and SPE said they were studying the benefits…

Australia: NOPSEMA Approves Inpex's Seismic Survey Plans

May 17, 2021

The Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has approved Inpex's plans for 2D seismic surveys offshore W. Australia.Inpex's proposed survey will cover the WA-532-P and WA-533-P offshore blocks in the Browse and Offshore Canning Basins…

Chrysaor, Premier Oil Set to Complete Merger and Become Harbour Energy

Mar 31, 2021

The merger of Chrysaor and Premier Oil is due to complete on Wednesday, creating Harbour Energy, the UK North Sea's biggest oil and gas producer, which will replace Premier's stock exchange listing from Thursday, Premier said.The reverse takeover of Chrysaor by Premier Oil…

Offshore Drillers Noble Corporation, Pacific Drilling Agree to Merge

Mar 25, 2021

Offshore drilling companies Noble Corporation and Pacific Drilling said Thursday they'd entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Noble will acquire Pacific Drilling in an all-stock transaction.  'The definitive merger agreement…

EMGS Nets 3D CSEM Survey Work in Southeast Asia

Mar 25, 2021

Norwegian offshore survey company EMGS said Thursday it had won a 3D CSEM contract in Southeast Asia. 'This is EMGS's first CSEM data acquisition contract with this customer,' EMGS said without sharing who the customer was.'The company expects…

ExxonMobil's Total Oil and Gas Reserves Drop by a Third

Feb 25, 2021

ExxonMobil's global oil and gas reserves tumbled by a third last year as the COVID-19 pandemic slammed global oil prices and demand, the company said on Wednesday.The largest U.S. oil producer is reeling from the sharp decline in oil demand…

Reuters: ExxonMobil, Chevron Explored Merger in 2020

Feb 01, 2021

The chief executives of ExxonMobil Corp and Chevron Corp held preliminary talks in early 2020 to explore combining the two largest U.S. oil producers in what would have been the biggest merger of all time, according to people familiar with the matter…

Husky, Cenovus Shareholders Approve $4.78 Billion Merger Deal

Dec 15, 2020

Cenovus Energy Inc's C$6.07 billion ($4.78 billion)deal to buy Husky Energy Inc was approved by the shareholders of the two companies on Tuesday, creating Canada's No. 3 oil and gas producer in a rapidly consolidating industry.Cenovus said 93%…

ConocoPhillips Posts Smaller-than-expected Loss

Oct 29, 2020

Oil producer ConocoPhillips, which is buying Concho Resources Inc for $8.3 billion, posted a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Thursday as it benefited from a recovery in crude oil prices from pandemic-driven lows.Oil prices began recovering…

PGS, TGS and WesternGeco Score Multi-year Seismic Deal with Petronas

Oct 26, 2020

Malaysian oil company Petronas has awarded a multi-year offshore seismic data acquisition and processing contract to a consortium comprising TGS, PGS, and WesternGeco.The multi-year contract is for the acquisition and processing of up to 105…

Caspian Sunrise Buys Shallow Water Drilling Vessel

Oct 19, 2020

Caspian Sunrise, an oil and gas firm focused on Kazakhstan, has completed the acquisition of the Caspian Explorer drilling vessel, marking the company's step into offshore drilling.The company, mostly focused on onshore oil and gas activities…

Chrysaor, Premier Oil Set to Merge

Oct 06, 2020

Two UK-based offshore oil and gas companies Premier Oil and Chrysaor are set to merge in an all-stock transaction. Premier Oil also said that its proposed acquisition of BP's North Sea assets will not take place.In a joint statement released Tuesday…

Icon Offshore Strikes Deal to Buy Perisai Pacific 101 Jack-Up Rig

Oct 02, 2020

Bursa Malaysia-listed offshore vessel provider Icon Offshore has struck a deal to buy the Perisai Pacific 101 jack-up drilling rig.The 2014-built rig, owned by a subsidiary of  Perisai Petroleum Teknologi Bhd (PPTB), is an asset mortgaged to Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC)…

Konecranes and Cargotec to Merge

Oct 01, 2020

Finnish engineering firm Konecranes and cargo handling machinery maker Cargotec plan to merge to help speed up innovation and reap savings, they said on Thursday, sending both of their shares sharply higher.The boards of the companies, which…

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