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Viaro Launches Takeover Bid for North Sea Player RockRose

Jul 06, 2020

Viaro Energy, a subsidiary of the commodities trading firm Viaro, has launched a takeover bid for the North Sea-focused oil and gas company RockRose Energy.Viaro is offering 1,850 pence in cash for each RockRose share, which is a premium of 91 percent to the volume-weighted average closing price of 970 pence per RockRose Share for the three-month period ending on July 3, 2020.The offer values RockRose at £247…

Jadestone, Inpex in Arbitration over Offshore Block in Vietnam

Jul 03, 2020

South East Asia focused oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has started arbitration against Inpex's subsidiary Teikoku over of Jadestone’s acquisition of an interest in Blocks 05-1 b and c, offshore Vietnam.Jadestone in August 2016 signed an…

BP Wraps Sale of Alaska Business

Jul 02, 2020

BP Plc said it completed the sale of its Prudhoe Bay oil and gas producing properties to closely-held Hilcorp Energy, ending 60 years as a top Alaskan oil producer.BP and other oil majors have reduced their production roles in the northernmost U…

Premier Oil Drops Tolmount Deal with Dana

Jul 02, 2020

Premier Oil said on Thursday it will not acquire the additional 25% interest in the Tolmount gas project from South Korea's Dana Petroleum, while its creditors approved the acquisition of BP's North Sea assets under the amended terms.The UK…

RWE, E.ON Complete Asset Swap

Jul 01, 2020

In what has been described one of the largest transactions in German industrial history, RWE and E.ON on Wednesday completed a major asset swap they'd agreed on in 2018.The two companies in March 2018 agreed on a complex deal that would eventually lead to RWE taking over E…

Alaska Greenlights BP's Sale of Oil Leases to Hilcorp

Jun 30, 2020

Alaskan officials on Monday approved BP Plc's sale of its oil and gas leases in the state to closely held Hilcorp Energy Co. as part of a previously announced $5.6 billion deal.BP last year agreed to sell its Alaskan properties, including interests…

BP to Sell Petrochemicals Business to Ineos for $5B

Jun 29, 2020

British oil major BP will sell its global petrochemicals business to Ineos for $5 billion, a transaction delivering BP's divestments target a year earlier than originally scheduled.Brian Gilvary, BP’s chief financial officer, said: “With today’s…

Energean, Edison Cut Norway from E&P Sales Deal

Jun 29, 2020

Oil and gas companies Energean and Edison have agreed to exclude Edison's Norwegian assets from the proposed sale of Edison's E&P business to Energean. Apart from the exclusion of Norway, the companies have also reduced the value of the deal by $111 million…

Talos Acquires Castex Energy 2005's Gulf of Mexico Assets

Jun 22, 2020

The Gulf of Mexico-focused oil company Talos Energy has acquired assets from affiliates of Castex Energy 2005. Talos said Monday that the acquired assets consisted of 16 properties in which Talos currently holds a working interest, all located in its U…

Norway: Endur, Oceano Set to Merge

Jun 19, 2020

Norwegian energy services firm Endúr has said it is working on a merger with compatriot marine engineering company Oceano.Endur, formed in 2019 after the merger of Bergen Group ASA with Endúr Fabricom, has signed a letter of intent with the…

Fulkrum Acquires Oceaneering’s Third-party Inspection Division

Jun 16, 2020

Fulkrum Technical Resources (FTR), a provider of technical personnel specializing in QA/QC, inspection, and vendor surveillance services to the energy industry, has taken in Oceaneering’s third-party inspection division – including two key members of staff…

Offshore Helicopter Players Bristow, Era Complete Merger

Jun 12, 2020

Helicopter providers Bristow Group and Era Group have completed their previously proposed merger. The merged company now owns a fleet of more than 300 helicopters.In a joint statement on Thursday, the companies, providing helicopter services to the offshore energy industry…

Bahamas Petroleum, Columbus Energy Propose All-Stock Merger

Jun 11, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company, an oil firm with assets in the Bahamas, and as of recently offshore Uruguay, is set to merge with Trinidad-focused Columbus Energy Resources.The boards of directors of the two companies on Thursday said they had reached…

Croatia Working to Buy Back INA from MOL

Jun 10, 2020

Croatia expects to start talks with Hungarian energy group MOL on a possible buyback of shares in Croatian gas and oil company INA by the end of June, the country's Energy and Environment Minister Tomislav Coric said.Croatian Prime Minister…

Norway: CSS Buys Isotek

Jun 08, 2020

Norway's subsea pipeline repair and tie-in solutions provider Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) has completed the acquisition fo Isotek Oil and Gas for an undisclosed fee.CSS said the purchase would bring Isotek’s remote welding technology to…

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