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Boskalis Buys UAE's Horizon Group

Feb 22, 2019

Dutch marine contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster has acquired a 62.5% majority stake in the UAE's Horizon Group to expand its surveying capabilities.According to press statement, the remaining 37.5% of the shares will be held by the incumbent management…

Ensco, Rowan Merger Approved

Feb 22, 2019

Offshore drilling contractors Ensco plc and Rowan Companies plc Rowan Companies plc have received the final approval for their merger, which was announced four months ago.In a joint announcement, shareholders for both companies voted to approve…

Verus Petroleum Up For Sale

Feb 21, 2019

Private equity firm HitecVision is seeking to sell its British North Sea oil and gas production unit Verus Petroleum, which last year completed a string of large acquisitions ramping up its output, industry and banking sources said.The sale…

James Fisher Buys Saudi Offshore Firm

Feb 20, 2019

Marine and oil and gas services provider James Fisher and Sons (JFS) is expanding its footprint in the Middle East offshore market acquiring service provider Murjan Al-Sharq Marine Contracting LLC (MSMC) in Saudi Arabia.MSMC is an established service provider based in Saudi Arabia…

Aker CEO Sees M&A Opportunities

Feb 14, 2019

Norwegian oil industry-focused investment firm Aker still sees mergers and acquisitions opportunities for its oil service firms, including Aker Solutions, its chief executive said on Thursday.Oeyvind Eriksen also told Reuters its independent oil firm Aker BP…

Consortium Buys Veja Mate Offshore Wind

Feb 14, 2019

A consortium led by asset manager Commerz Real AG, WPD Invest, KGAL and IKEA franchisee Ingka Group will acquire an 80% stake in the 402-MW Veja Mate offshore wind park in the German North Sea.Veja Mate offshore wind park in the North Sea  is…

Danos Acquires Shamrock Energy Solutions

Feb 13, 2019

Danos announced Wednesday it has reached a tentative agreement to acquire the assets and business of fellow Louisiana-based oilfield service company Shamrock Energy Solutions.Danos said it expects the deal to be effective in March 2019, and…

Aker Solutions Eyeing Acquisitions

Feb 11, 2019

Oil services firm Aker Solutions is considering whether to make acquisitions to boost its business, Chief Executive Luis Araujo told Reuters.'We are confident that we can go alone, but if opportunities appear to bring more value to our shareholders we will consider that…

Ørsted Sells Half of US Offshore Wind Assets

Feb 10, 2019

Denmark’s Ørsted is selling a 50% stake in a portfolio of offshore wind assets to New England utility Eversource Energy, for about $225 million.'Ørsted and Eversource have been partners in the Massachusetts Bay State Wind offshore wind project and with this announcement…

Does Subsea Need More Consolidation?

Feb 06, 2019

Following “big consolidation activity” within the subsea industry in 2016 and 2017, slowed merger and acquisition action in 2018 has created challenges for the sector, according to Mike Beveridge, managing director at energy investment banking firm Simmons Energy…

Proserv Acquires SGC Metering

Feb 04, 2019

The  global energy services company has announced the acquisition of SGC Metering from Petrofac.SGC Metering is a specialist in the design and manufacture of flow computer metering systems for the oil and gas industry. It provides expertise right across the full life cycle of a metering project…

Talon Petroleum Buys EnCounter Oil

Jan 31, 2019

Australian company Talon Petroleum has agreed to buy 100% of EnCounter Oil in line with its target to scale-up its UK North Sea portfolio.The acquisition, which is for an undisclosed amount and subjected to shareholder approval, is more than doubling the size of Talo's North Sea portfolio…

Ophir Agrees to Be Bought by Medco for $511 Mln

Jan 30, 2019

Ophir Energy Plc said on Wednesday it has agreed to be bought out by Indonesian oil and gas group Medco for a sweetened bid of 390.6 million pounds ($511.02 million) in cash.The offer of 55 pence per Ophir share represents a 65.7 percent premium to Ophir's closing price on Dec…

Global Marine Group Buys Stake in Rovco

Jan 29, 2019

Subsea technology company Rovco said it has formed an invested partnership with offshore engineering firm Global Marine Group (GMG) to bring intelligent inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) solutions to the global offshore market.GMG, made up of three business units - Global Offshore…

Medco Energi Extends Deadline for Ophir Takeover

Jan 28, 2019

Indonesian oil and gas group Medco Energi Internasional has been given more time to decide whether it will proceed with the proposed takeover of Ophir Energy, or not.“At the request of Ophir, the Takeover Panel has consented to an extension…

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