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PGNiG Open to Mergers with State-run Firms

Jan 24, 2020

Polish gas company PGNiG is open to consolidation with other energy companies, its newly appointed chief executive said on Friday, as the government tries to merge state-run firms to strengthen their market position.The Polish state is a major shareholder in the energy sector…

EDPR, Engie Team Up to Build Offshore Wind Giant

Jan 24, 2020

Wind energy companies EDP Renewables and Engie have signed a deal to form 50/50 joint-venture (JV) in fixed and floating offshore wind.EDPR and ENGIE will combine their offshore wind assets and project pipeline in this new entity, starting with a total of 1…

Offshore Helicopter Players Bristow, Era to Merge

Jan 24, 2020

Offshore helicopter specialists Bristow and Era have entered into a definitive merger agreement.In a joint statement on Friday, Bristow and Era said the combination in an all-stock transaction would create 'a financially stronger company with enhanced size and diversification…

Hedge Fund Questions Premier Oil's Plans

Jan 24, 2020

Premier Oil's biggest lender on Friday raised fresh concerns over the company's plan to have its creditors vote on planned acquisitions of North Sea assets under a scheme that allows it to delay debt repayments and issue new shares. The company…

Orsted CEO Favors Small Deals Over Big M&A

Jan 21, 2020

Denmark's Orsted, the world's largest operator of offshore wind parks, plans to steer clear of super-sized takeovers, its chief executive said on Tuesday, opting instead for a string of small deals as a strategy to grow.'I'm fundamentally convinced…

Croatia's DIV Buying Norway's Kleven Shipyard

Jan 20, 2020

Croatian DIV Group is set to buy Kleven Verft, a Norwegian shipbuilding company specializing in the construction of offshore and cruise vessels.DIV, which owns the Brodosplit shipyard in Split Croatia, has signed an agreement to buy the Norwegian company based in Ulsteinvik…

Oilfield Services Giants Start Year with Asset Sales

Jan 17, 2020

Schlumberger, Halliburton Co, and Baker Hughes Co have kicked off the new year by putting units up for sale, as the three largest names in oilfield services seek to reshape their businesses and adjust to falling demand.Oilfield service providers…

Petrobras Puts Two Deepwater Assets Up for Sale

Jan 16, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras is looking to sell two sets of deepwater concessions offshore Brazil.The company on Wednesday started the opportunity disclosure stage for the sale of its entire stake in the deepwater concessions Golfinho Cluster and Camarupim Cluster…

James Fisher Sister Companies Merge

Jan 14, 2020

Offshore services firm James Fisher Offshore (JFO) said it is consolidating its services with those of its sister company James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE). The merger brings subsea excavation services company JFSE under the JFO banner.Jack Davidson…

Zenith Step Closer To Buying AAOG Congo

Jan 13, 2020

London-listed Zenith Energy has skipped „a major hurdle“ towards acquiring majority rights in Congo focused Anglo African Oil & Gas Congo SAU.Namely, Anglo African Oil & Gas’ shareholders have passed the resolution to approve the sale of an…

Mammoet Completes ALE Acquisition

Jan 08, 2020

The Netherlands-based Mammoet confirmed it has completed its acquisition of UK-based rival ALE, creating the industry’s largest engineered heavy lifting and transport services provider.The businesses will operate as one company under the Mammoet…

Pandion Energy Completes Duva Stake Sale

Dec 31, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas company Pandion Energy has completed the sale of its 10 percent non-operated interests in PL 636, comprising the Duva oil and gas field, and PL 686B.According to Pandion Energy it was previously announced transaction with Solveig Gas Norway AS…

Petronas Buys Stakes in Two Campos Fields

Dec 30, 2019

Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) announced it has acquired stakes in two deepwater fields in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.Petronas said on Sunday its subsidiary Petronas Petróleo Brasil Ltda. (PPBL) completed its acquisition…

Fugro Takes Over Seabed Geosolutions

Dec 30, 2019

Fugro announced on Monday it has entered into an agreement to acquire CGG’s 40% shareholding in Seabed Geosolutions and to terminate the Seabed Geosolutions’ joint venture agreement effective December 30, 2019 in exchange for a cash consideration of $35 million…

OSVs: Rising Tide Won't Lift All Boats

Dec 23, 2019

The offshore supply vessel (OSV) industry has emerged from its 2017 trough, thanks in large part to a slight shrinkage of the active fleet, a string of debt restructurings, improved cost management, and an uptick in drilling activity in a few regions…

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