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Timeline: Occidental's Anadarko Victory

May 10, 2019

Before Occidental Petroleum Corp clinched a deal on Thursday to buy Anadarko Petroleum Corp for $38 billion, it pursued its U.S. oil and gas exploration and production rival for nearly two years, culminating in the sector's most high-profile public contest since the 1980s.For most of Occidental's pursuit, Anadarko snubbed its overtures, arguing its offers were too risky. Last month, it entered into a deal with deep-pocketed oil major Chevron Corp to sell itself for $33 billion in cash and stock…

Sonardyne Acquires EIVA

May 21, 2019

Subsea technology and systems provider Sonardyne International announced Tuesday it has acquired maritime software and equipment specialist EIVA A/S.EIVA will join the Sonardyne group of companies while remaining an independent business and brand…

Brookfield Eyes TeeKay Offshore Partners

May 20, 2019

Canada-based Brookfield Business Partners has made an offer to purchase the publicly traded units of Teekay Offshore Partners (TOP), midstream services provider to the offshore oil production industry,  that it doesn't already own.The offer was for $1…

Aqualis, Braemar Form Offshore Alliance

May 14, 2019

Offshore engineering consultant Aqualis has entered into an agreement to acquire the marine, adjusting, and offshore business lines from the London-based  Braemar Technical Services (BTS), a division of Braemar Shipping Services,  in exchange for an equity stake in the group…

Occidental Agrees to Sell Anadarko Assets to Total

May 06, 2019

Texas-headquartered Occidental Petroleum has reached an agreement to sell Anadarko Petroleum's oil and gas assets in Africa to French oil major Total for $8.8 billion.The binding agreement with Occidental to acquire Anadarko’s assets in Africa (Algeria…

Wintershall, DEA Complete Merger

May 03, 2019

The merger between oil and gas firms Wintershall Holding GmbH and Deutsche Erdoel AG (DEA) has been completed, creating the largest independent exploration and production company in Europe.Wintershall DEA will be headquartered in Hamburg, with activities across Europe…

TGS Acquires Spectrum

May 03, 2019

Seismic survey company TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) said it will acquire rival seismic survey company Spectrum ASA.The transaction is expected to be completed as a statutory merger pursuant to Norwegian corporate law between TGS and Spectrum…

Teekay Sells Offshore Stake to Brookfield

May 01, 2019

The provider of international crude oil and gas marine transportation, Teekay Corporation announced  an agreement to sell to Brookfield Business Partners all of the Company’s remaining interests in Teekay Offshore Partners for total proceeds of $100 million in cash…

Noreco Acquires Shell Danish North Sea Assets

Apr 30, 2019

Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has granted its approval to Norwegian Energy Company (Noreco) for the acquisition of Shell’s Danish upstream assets.Noreco is now one step closer to completing its takeover of Shell’s upstream assets in Denmark after receiving government approval for the $1…

Anadarko to Resume Talks with Occidental

Apr 29, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum Corp said on Monday it planned to resume talks with Occidental Petroleum Corp over its $38 billion bid, putting pressure on Chevron Corp to raise its $33 billion offer for the oil and gas producer.Anadarko said its board had…

Chevron, Anadarko Launch Integration Planning

Apr 26, 2019

Chevron Corp on Friday pushed back at the potential for a rival to break up its $33 billion deal for Anadarko Petroleum Corp, saying the two companies had already begun meetings on a merger plan.Occidental Petroleum last Thursday sought to scuttle the proposed deal…

Chevron Profit Falls 27%

Apr 26, 2019

Chevron Corp's first-quarter profit fell 27 percent from a year earlier due to lower crude oil prices and weaker margins in its refining and chemicals businesses, but topped forecasts and signaled it is committed to buying smaller rival Anadarko Petroleum Corp…

Delek Nearing Deal for Chevron's North Sea Fields

Apr 24, 2019

Israel's Delek Group is close to clinching Chevron's oil and gas fields in the British North Sea, which have a price tag of around $2 billion, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.Delek, via its North Sea oil and gas operator Ithaca Energy…

Occidental Tops Chevron's Bid for Anadarko

Apr 24, 2019

Occidental Petroleum Corp on Wednesday started the first takeover battle for a major oil company in years, offering $38 billion for Anadarko Petroleum Corp, a bid that topped a $33 billion offer by Chevron Corp.Both suitors are offering a premium…

Chrysaor to Buy ConocoPhillips’ UK Assets

Apr 18, 2019

Chrysaor has reached a deal to acquire ConocoPhillips’ oil and gas exploration and production assets in the UK for $2.675 billion, the companies announced on Thursday.Full-year 2018 production and year-end 2018 proved reserves associated with the assets being sold were approximately 72…

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