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Transocean Closes Ocean Rig Acquisition

Dec 05, 2018

Switzerland-based offshore driller Transocean Ltd. announced Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of Greek peer Ocean Rig UDW Inc.The $2.7 billion cash-and-stock deal adds nine high-specification ultra-deepwater drillships, two harsh environment semisubmersibles…

Faroe Raises the Stakes in DNO Bid Battle

Dec 05, 2018

Faroe Petroleum has struck a deal to swap Norwegian oil and gas assets with Equinor, in a move that could raise the price that hostile bidder DNO has to pay to secure the British energy company.While Faroe Petroleum's Chief Executive Graham…

Enquest Acquires Remaining Stake in Magnus

Dec 04, 2018

United Kingdom-based petroleum exploration and production company Enquest said it had completed the acquisition of the remaining 75% stake in Magnus, an additional 9.0% stake in the Sullom Voe Oil terminal and supply facility and additional interests in associated infrastructure from BP…

Aker BP Acquires Total's Norwegian Assets

Dec 03, 2018

Aker BP announced on Monday that it has completed the $205 million acquisition of Total E&P Norge's Norwegian continental shelf portfolio. Aker BP first announced the deal in July, and this week said all closing conditions have been fulfilled…

Transocean Shareholders OK Ocean Rig Acquisition

Nov 29, 2018

Transocean, international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells, has announced that its shareholders approved the acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW, by approving the proposals presented at Transocean’s Extraordinary General Meeting…

Tullow Acquires 35% Stake in Comoros PSC

Nov 29, 2018

The wheels of discovering and exploiting hydrocarbon resources offshore the Union of the Comoros, off Africa's east coast, may have been moving albeit slowly since 2008 when the government first invited bids for exploration of oil and gas in the Indian Ocean's volcanic archipelago…

Perenco Acquires Polo Nordeste Fields

Nov 28, 2018

Petrobras says it reached a USD370mln deal with Perenco to sell its operations in the Polo Nordeste and granted oil 3R Petroleum a 40-year concession to operate 34 oil fields in Bacia Potigar in a deal worth USD453mln.According to a press release…

DNO Makes Hostile Bid for Faroe Petroleum

Nov 26, 2018

Norway's DNO has launched a hostile bid to buy all of Faroe Petroleum in a deal valuing the London-listed company at around 608 million pounds ($781 million), sending Faroe shares up by a quarter.DNO, which already owns 28 percent of Aberdeen-based Faroe…

Ashtead Technology Acquires Welaptega

Nov 22, 2018

Subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology said it has bolstered its inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services and capabilities with the acquisition of Canadian-based underwater inspection company Welaptega.The transaction…

Heerema to Sell Two Fabrication Yards

Nov 20, 2018

Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) announced Tuesday that it intends to divest its activities at the locations in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands and Hartlepool, U.K. The Dutch firm, which builds large structures for the offshore energy industry,…

Petrobras Units Could be Sold Under New CEO

Nov 19, 2018

Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that certain units of Petroleo Brasileiro could be privatized, even though the state-run company is strategic for the state.Speaking to reporters after his team named Chicago…

Ineos to Buy ConocoPhillips North Sea Assets

Nov 18, 2018

Britain's richest man Jim Ratcliffe's oil and gas company Ineos Group Holdings is in exclusive talks with ConocoPhillips to buy North Sea oil and gas fields worth $3 billion from the U.S. energy company.Various news paper reports say that British…

Shearwater Completes Acquisition of Schlumberger's Seismic Fleet

Nov 18, 2018

Norway-based provider of marine geophysical services Shearwater GeoServices Holding  announced the completion of the acquisition of the marine seismic acquisition assets and operations of WesternGeco, the geophysical services product line of Schlumberger…

GE to Sell Portion of Stake in Baker Hughes

Nov 13, 2018

General Electric Co is selling a portion of its stake in oilfield services provider Baker Hughes, the U.S. industrial conglomerate said on Tuesday, its latest move to raise cash and repay debt.GE, which bought Baker Hughes in July 2017, has…

Mintra Group Acquires Atlas Knowledge

Nov 09, 2018

The HR, competence and training specialist Mintra Group said it has acquired Aberdeen headquartered learning technology services firm Atlas Knowledge.The move will bring both Aberdeen operations together to offer learning and competency systems and services to customers in the oil and gas…

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