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Woodmac: Quiet Year for Upstream M&A in Asia Pacific. Improvement Seen in 2021

Nov 20, 2020

The year 2020 is on course to be the quietest year for upstream transactions in the Asia Pacific region since the beginning of the 21st century, energy intelligence firm Wood Mackenzie said in a report this week, adding that the activity is expected to bounce back in 2021.As of mid-November, only US$426 million of assets have changed hands this year, down over 90% from the US$5.1 billion transacted in 2019…

European Commission Approves Vestas, Mitsubishi Offshore Wind Deal

Nov 27, 2020

The European Commission has granted its approval for wind turbine maker Vestas to acquire Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' shares in their offshore wind joint venture MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.The agreement, which will also see MHI acquire 2.5 percent…

Vestas Buys Out Mitsubishi From Offshore Wind JV in Deal Valued EUR 709M

Oct 29, 2020

Wind turbine maker Vestas will acquire Mitshubishi Heavy Industries' shares in their joint venture MHI Vestas Offshore Wind joint venture, against MHI acquiring 2.5 percent in Vestas and being nominated to a seat in Vestas’ Board of Directors…

Chevron Bets on Middle East Gas Riches and Reconciliation

Oct 26, 2020

After years of focusing on U.S. shale, Chevron Corp is staking its natural gas future on the Middle East, a volatile and divided region where energy majors have long tread warily.CEO Michael Wirth's pivot away from home is underpinned by a bet…

Lloyd’s Register to Sell Energy Business

Oct 07, 2020

Maritime classification society and technical services provider Lloyd's Register Group (LR) has agreed to sell its Energy business unit to Inspirit Capital, a London-based investment firm.LR said that the agreement followed a review of LR’s business portfolio and strategic direction…

Chrysaor, Premier Oil Set to Merge

Oct 06, 2020

Two UK-based offshore oil and gas companies Premier Oil and Chrysaor are set to merge in an all-stock transaction. Premier Oil also said that its proposed acquisition of BP's North Sea assets will not take place.In a joint statement released Tuesday…

Konecranes and Cargotec to Merge

Oct 01, 2020

Finnish engineering firm Konecranes and cargo handling machinery maker Cargotec plan to merge to help speed up innovation and reap savings, they said on Thursday, sending both of their shares sharply higher.The boards of the companies, which…

Eni to Take Over Indonesian Deepwater Development?

Sep 30, 2020

Italy's Eni is expected to take over the Indonesian Deepwater Development (IDD) project as operator Chevron sells its interest in the gas venture, the chairman of the country's upstream oil and gas regulator said on Wednesday.Chevron confirmed…

Udenna Wants to Take Shell's Malampaya Stake

Sep 28, 2020

Philippine oil and shipping group Udenna Corp on Monday expressed interest in acquiring Royal Dutch Shell PLC's 45% stake in the Malampaya gas-to-power project, in partnership with state-owned Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC).Shell is…

Jadestone, OMV Take More Time to Wrap Maari Field Transaction

Sep 25, 2020

Oil and gas company Jadestone Energy and OMV have agreed to extend the long-stop date for the completion of Jadestone's acquisition of OMV's stake in the Maari project, in the shallow waters offshore New Zealand.Singapore-based Jadestone in…

Recruitment Firms Fircroft, NES Global Talent Set to Merge

Sep 22, 2020

Fircroft, and NES Global Talent, two global recruitment companies providing skilled personnel across various sectors including oil and gas, renewables, and power sectors, have agreed to merge.'The integration of these two great businesses will…

Malaysia's Hibiscus Petroleum Eyes Acquisitions

Aug 26, 2020

Bursa Malaysia-listed oil and gas company Hibiscus Petroleum is looking to expand its asset portfolio through acquisitions of assets with strong production potential.Hibiscus, which owns offshore oil fields in Malaysia, Australia, and the UK North Sea…

Japan's Seven & i to Buy Marathon Petroleum's Speedway Gas Stations for $21B

Aug 03, 2020

The Japanese owner of 7-Eleven convenience stores has agreed to buy Marathon Petroleum Corp's Speedway gas stations for $21 billion, brushing aside coronavirus concerns to return to the table five months after initially balking at the deal.The acquisition is one of the biggest this year…

Jadestone, Inpex in Arbitration over Offshore Block in Vietnam

Jul 03, 2020

South East Asia focused oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has started arbitration against Inpex's subsidiary Teikoku over Jadestone’s acquisition of an interest in Blocks 05-1 b and c, offshore Vietnam.Jadestone in August 2016 signed an agreement…

Australia: Chevron Completes Puma Energy Acquisition

Jul 01, 2020

Chevron's subsidiary Chevron Australia Downstream has completed the acquisition from Puma Energy Asia Pacific B.V. of all shares and equity interests of Puma Energy (Australia) Holdings Pty for the amount of AU$425 million (USD 294,7 million)…

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