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Seafox Drops Takeover Pursuit of GMS

May 28, 2020

Dutch jack-up services company Seafox has ended its pursuit to acquire rival Gulf Marine Services.After it in April floated an idea about the possible takeover of GMS, the GMS board rejected the plan deeming the move opportunistic, valuing the company's equity 'at only US$32 million…

Investors Sue Oxy over Anadarko Deal

May 28, 2020

Occidental Petroleum Corp has been sued by investors who claim they suffered billions of dollars of losses because the heavily indebted company concealed its inability to weather plunging oil prices, after paying $35.7 billion to acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corp…

Santos Completes Acquisition of ConocoPhillips' Australia Assets

May 28, 2020

U.S. oil company ConocoPhillips has completed the sale of its Australia-West assets and operations to Australia's Santos.The two companies in October 2019 struck a deal for Santos to acquire ConocoPhillips’ northern Australia business with operating interests in Darwin LNG…

Fugro Gets $17.3M from Huawei Marine Networks Deal

May 25, 2020

Dutch offshore services provider Fugro has said it has received $17.3 million from the sale by Global Marine Group of a 30% stake in Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) to Hengtong Optic-Electric Co Ltd.  The proceeds are in addition to EUR 34.0 million…

Price Drop Triggers Haggling Over Oil and Gas Deals

May 21, 2020

The collapse in oil prices to 21-year lows has led potential buyers of oil and gas fields to try and renegotiate deals already agreed at higher prices, with the first examples emerging of sellers having their hand forced.At a time when most oil companies are slashing budgets…

Holders of 52.24% GMS Shares Say They Won't Accept Seafox Proposal

May 21, 2020

Gulf Marine Services, a UAE-based company owning a fleet of jack-up service vessels, said Thursday it had received letters from shareholders who collectively hold 52.24 percent of the company's issued share capital saying that they didn't plant to accept Seafox's takeover proposal…

NEO Energy, Total Revise Terms of UK North Sea Deal

May 20, 2020

HitecVision's NEO Energy company has renegotiated the terms of the acquisition of Total's UK North Sea assets, first announced in July 2019.The original agreement stipulated that Petrogas NEO, a joint venture between Petrogas, the exploration…

Neptune Energy Terminates Deal to Buy Edison's North Sea Business

May 19, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has terminated the agreement to acquire Edison E&P’s UK and Norwegian subsidiaries from Energean Oil and Gas. Neptune will pay a $5 million termination fee to Energean.The two companies had last year agreed…

Total Backs Out of Oxy's Ghana Assets Acquisition

May 18, 2020

French oil major Total is pulling out of the agreed acquisition of Occidental Petroleum's Ghana assets.The two companies in 2019 signed a deal whereby Total was to acquire all of the assets of Anadarko in Africa for about $8.8 billion, following the completion of Oxy's takeover of Anadarko…

Bristow, Era Elect Executive Leadership Ahead of Merger Wrap

May 13, 2020

Offshore helicopter service providers Bristow and Era have elected new executive leadership to lead the company once their proposed merger is complete, which is expected to happen next month.The companies said the executive leadership team will…

Premier Oil Seeking Discount from BP to Buy North Sea Oilfields

May 13, 2020

Premier Oil is asking BP to cut the sale price of two North Sea oilfields in a proposed $625 million deal due to weak oil prices, Chief Executive Tony Durrant said on Wednesday.The company is also talking to shareholders, creditors and brokers…

GMS Rejects Seafox Proposal Again

May 07, 2020

Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a UAE-based owner of a fleet of jack-up service units for the offshore energy industry, has again rejected Seafox's takeover proposal and has urged its shareholders to do the same.Seafox, the Dutch owner of a fleet of offshore jack-up service vessels…

Seafox Hopes GMS Will Reconsider on Takeover Proposal

May 06, 2020

Offshore jack-up rig company Seafox has increased its ownership in rival and takeover target Gulf Marine Services to 16.39 percent by acquiring 9,38 million shares in GMS on the market at a price of 10 pence per share on Tuesday.The Dutch company also made a 'no increase' statement…

Equinor to Sell Remaining Stake in Lundin Energy

May 05, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Equinor is offering to sell its remaining 4.88% stake in Swedish competitor Lundin Energy, bookrunners Morgan Stanley and SpareBank 1 Markets said in a statement on Tuesday.Equinor's sale of up to 14 million shares follows…

GMS Rejects 'Opportunistic' Takeover Proposal by Seafox

May 04, 2020

Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a UAE-based provider of offshore service jack-up units has rejected a takeover proposal from Seafox.Seafox on April 30, 2020, announced an unsolicited and non-binding approach to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Gulf Marine Services…

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