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KrisEnergy Ditches Vietnam Block to Focus on Cambodia

Feb 14, 2020

Southeast Asia-focused oil company KrisEnergy has agreed to transfer its Block 115/09 offshore Vietnam to an undisclosed international oil company.Debt-laden KrisEnergy said it would transfer its entire 100% working interest in Block 115/09 for nominal cash consideration, to reduce liabilities, and spend limited cash available on near term development.'The consideration was arrived at taking into account…

EU Clears OLT Takeover by SNAM and FSI

6 hours ago

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of OLT Offshore LNG Toscana by SNAM and the UK’s First State Investments International (FSI), under the EU merger regulation.According to the Commission, OLT is active in the management of…

Prosafe, Floatel Merger Falls Through

Feb 13, 2020

Offshore accommodation rig providers Floatel and Prosafe have called off their proposed merger amid objections from competition regulators in Norway and the UK.The all-stock merger, proposed in June 2019, had promised to create the world’s largest offshore accommodation company with…

Premier Oil Creditors Vote For Deals, New Debt Plan

Feb 13, 2020

Creditors of Premier Oil gave the indebted oil and gas producer their approval for $800 million of North Sea acquisitions under a scheme that would allow it to delay debt repayments and issue new shares. The vote supporting Premier's management is a blow to hedge fund ARCM…

Upstream Cuts 208 deals worth $156Bn in 2019

Feb 11, 2020

Upstream companies cut 208 deals worth $156 billion in 2019, with value up $26 billion year-on-year. However, the number of transactions was 40 percent below the five-year trend, pointed out latest report by Deloitte.That, combined with the…

Upstream Sector Leads O&A M&A in 2019

Feb 11, 2020

A latest research revealed that the upstream sector accounted for the bulk of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the global oil and gas industry in 2019, generating some high-value transactions during the process.According to GlobalData's theme report…

Coro Energy Awaits Approval on Duyung

Feb 10, 2020

Southeast Asian focused upstream company Coro Energy Plc said that Duyung PSC partners have agreed to a six-month extension for receipt of the necessary Indonesian approvals for the transfer of a 15 percent interest in the Duyung PSC offshore IndonesiaIn February 2019…

Unique Group Acquires APAC Marine Unit

Feb 09, 2020

Integrated marine and subsea solutions provider Unique Group has announced the acquisition of the Australian-company Western Advance’s Marine Division.The provider of services and solutions for the offshore, subsea and life support industries…

OMV Looking to Increase Stake in Romanian Offshore Project

Feb 07, 2020

Austrian energy group OMV on Thursday indicated it could be interested in increasing the stake in a Romanian offshore gas project that it currently holds with U.S. firm Exxon Mobil.The exploration of the Black Sea Neptun block is a joint venture between OMV's Romanian subsidiary Petrom and the U…

Sonardyne Acquires 2G Robotics

Feb 04, 2020

UK-based marine technology company Sonardyne International announced it has acquired Canadian underwater imaging and inspection specialist 2G Robotics.2G Robotics will join the Sonardyne group of companies, while remaining an independent business and brand…

RockRose to Buy Speedwell and Its North Sea Gas Asset

Feb 04, 2020

RockRose Energy has signed a deal to buy Speedwell Energy, a company owning a 100% stake in the Cotton gas field in the UK sector of the Southern North Sea. RockRose said Tuesday that the deal was 'for a limited initial consideration,' with…

Petrobras Puts Papa Terra Offshore Oil Field Up for Sale

Feb 03, 2020

Brazil's Petrobras has launched a teaser for the sale of its entire share in the Papa Terra field, 110 kilometers from the coast offshore Brazil.The Brazilian oil company said that the planned sale of the field was in line with its portfolio optimization and improvement of capital allocation…

Fugro, HC2 Divest Global Marine Group Stake

Feb 02, 2020

US-based financial services company HC2 Holdings and the Dutch multinational provider of geo-intelligence Fugro have sold offshore engineering specialist Global Marine Group (GMG) to private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Company for a sum of USD 250 million…

Report: Chrysaor Talks to Buy Rival Siccar Point End

Jan 31, 2020

North Sea private equity-backed Chrysaor's talks to buy smaller regional rival Siccar Point have ended after a large gap between their price expectations, three sources close to the process said. The breakdown in negotiations highlights difficulties…

Coro Energy Pulls Out of Bulu PSC Deal

Jan 31, 2020

The Southeast Asian focused oil company Coro Energy will not be buying a share in the Bulu PSC, offshore Indonesia, citing  increased risks around the Bulu project.'The company had in September 2018 agreed to buy a 42.5% interest in the shallow water (60m) block offshore East Java…

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