Mergers & Acquisitions News

 

Tidewater, Gulfmark Announce Filing of Definitive Proxy Statement

Oct 17, 2018

Parties say transaction could close on or about November 15, 2018.Offshore services providers Tidewater and GulfMark Offshore announced today the filing of the joint definitive proxy statement and prospectus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange…

Shell Sells its Danish Upstream Assets for $1.9 Bln

Oct 17, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell its Danish upstream business to Norwegian Energy (Noreco) in a deal valuing the assets at $1.9 billion, as part of its wider divestment strategy, the company said on Wednesday.The sale brings Shell's three-year $30 billion divestment plan close to its conclusion…

Energy XXI, Cox Oil Extend Merger Closing Date

Oct 11, 2018

Energy XXI Gulf Coast (EGC) has reached an agreement with the drilling and exploration services company Cox Oil to extend the required closing date for their planned merger to Oct. 17.Houston-headquarteredexploration and production company EGC…

Hibiscus Petroleum Buys Stake in North Sea Block

Oct 10, 2018

Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd has acquired 50% interest in two oilfields offshore the United Kingdom for $37.5 million in total.In a press statement, Hibiscus said its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Anasuria Hibiscus UK Ltd (AHUK) had entered into…

RDIF, Schlumberger Aim to Reach Eurasia Drilling Deal Soon

Oct 09, 2018

Russia's RDIF sovereign wealth fund and U.S. oilfield services provider Schlumberger plan to complete a deal soon to buy a stake in Russia's Eurasia Drilling Company, RDIF boss Kirill Dmitriev was cited as saying by TASS news agency.Dmitriev…

Orsted Expands US Business with $510 Mln Acquisition

Oct 08, 2018

Orsted, the world's largest offshore wind developer, said on Monday it would buy U.S.-based Deepwater Wind LLC for $510 million as part of its strategy to expand in a major growth market.The still small U.S. offshore wind sector is seen as one…

Ensco to Buy Rowan in $2.38 Bln Deal

Oct 08, 2018

Offshore driller Ensco Plc said on Monday it plans to buy smaller rival Rowan Cos Plc in an all-stock deal valued at $2.38 billion, as it looks to expand its fleet and benefit from a partnership with Saudi Aramco.This is Ensco's second deal…

Beach Energy Sells Stake In Otway Assets

Oct 08, 2018

Australian Oil and gas explorer Beach Energy said it will sell a 40 percent stake in its Victorian Otway gas assets for USD 243 million, and trimmed its earnings and production guidance.Through their wholly-owned subsidiaries Lattice Energy Limited and OGOG (Otway) Pty…

Precision Drilling to Buy Trinidad Drilling in $1.03 billion Deal

Oct 08, 2018

Calgary-based oil and gas driller Precision Drilling Corporation said it would Trinidad Drilling Ltd in a deal valued at $1.03 billion, trumping a hostile bid from Ensign Energy Services.A press release from the Canada's largest contract drilling…

Van Oord Acquires Vroon's MPI Offshore

Oct 05, 2018

Vroon Group has completed the sale of MPI Offshore to Van Oord. Van Oord has acquired the MPI office organisation in Stokesley (UK), the vessels MPI Adventure and MPI Resolution, and associated crew.According to a press release, a total of hundred people…

Lundin Acquires Equinor's Luno II Stake

Oct 04, 2018

Lundin Petroleum AB through its wholly-owned subsidiary Lundin Norway has entered into an agreement with Equinor Energy, under which Lundin Norway will acquire Equinor’s entire 15 percent working interest in the Lundin Norway operated licence PL359…

Jadestone Energy Acquires Montara Offshore Australia

Oct 02, 2018

Singapore based independent oil firm Jadestone Energy announced that it has completed its acquisition of the Montara oil project, offshore Australia.Further to the Company’s previous announcements on July 16, 2018 and September 21, 2018, all…

Neptune Energy Acquires VNG Norge

Oct 02, 2018

Oil and gas exploration company Neptune Energy Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of  the Norwegian and Danish offshore oil and gas assets of German gas utility VNG Norge AS.The transaction adds three producing fields, two…

Nordic American Offshore to Merge with Horizon Maritime

Oct 02, 2018

In the latest consolidation in the offshore sector, Nordic American Offshore (NAO) and Canada based  Horizon Maritime Services signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a fleet of 17 ships capable of operating in offshore environments…

Norway Should Invest in Kongsberg Share Issue -Government

Sep 28, 2018

Norway should invest about 2.5 billion Norwegian crowns ($306.26 million) in Kongsberg Gruppen's planned share issue, to help pay for the firm's acquisition of Rolls-Royce's Commercial Marine unit, the government proposed on Friday.If approved by parliament…

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