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News Topics: Company Mergers, Acquisitions, & JVs

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Ambitious US Pipeline Firm Buckeye Quietly Makes Key Acquisition
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Buckeye Partners spends more than $3.5 billion buying assets to transform itself from a regional pipeline utility into an emerging energy powerhouse.

Thailand's BCPE Gains Majority Ownership of Takeover Target Nido Petroleum
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Thai refiner Bangchak Petroleum's unit BCPE gains majority ownership of its takeover target Nido Petroleum.

Drillsearch Gains Control of 89.1% Shares in Ambassador Oil & Gas
Monday, September 15, 2014 Drillsearch gains control of 89.1 percent of Ambassador Oil & Gas shares and moves closer to compulsory acquisition of the latter's remaining shares.

Keppel's Unit KSI Completes Acquisition of 10% Stake in Golar Hilli
Monday, September 15, 2014 Keppel Corporation's indirect subsidiary KSI Production completes acquisition of a 10 percent stake in Golar Hilli.

Neon Energy Recommends Shareholders to Ignore Evoworld's Takeover Bid
Friday, September 12, 2014 Australia's Neon Energy recommends shareholders to ignore Evoworld's takeover bid at this time.



CEO: Subsea 7 Keen on Taking Part in Sector Consolidation
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Subsea 7 would be keen to participate in oil and gas service industry consolidation but is not involved in any current deals.

Statoil, Petronic Aim to Explore Offshore Nicaragua
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Norway's Statoil signs a deal with local firm Petronic in order to find ways to explore for oil and gas off Nicaragua's Pacific coast.

Mosman Updates on Operations at NZ Upstream Assets, Company Acquisitions
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Mosman Oil & Gas provides updates on operations at its New Zealand upstream assets and acquisitions of Trident Energy and OilCo.

Jurong Shipyard Inks $21M Deal to Acquire SSP Offshore's Business Assets
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Jurong Shipyard inks $21 million agreement with SSP Offshore to acquire substantially all the latter's business assets.

Evoworld Makes Unsolicited Proportional Takeover Bid for Neon Energy
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Evoworld makes unsolicited proportional takeover bid for Australia's Neon Energy.

WorleyParsons to Acquire MTG to Expand Global Advisory Business
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 WorleyParsons agrees to acquire US-based management consulting company MTG as it expands its global advisory business.

Wellsite Rental Services, DWS Join Forces in Marcellus, Utica Regions
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Wellsite Rental Services is partnering with Deep Well Services (DWS) to serve the Marcellus and Utica regions.

Rosneft, Petrovietnam To Jointly Work On Shelf Blocks In Pechora Sea
Friday, September 05, 2014 Rosneft has agreed to set up a joint venture with Petrovietnam to develop two shelf blocks in the Pechora Sea in the Arctic off northwest Russia.

Keppel's Unit KSI Acquires 10% Stake in Golar Hilli
Friday, September 05, 2014 Keppel's unit KSI Production acquires a 10 percent stake in Golar Hilli, which has ordered the conversion of a floating liquefaction vessel at Keppel Shipyard.

ONGC Videsh, YPF Sign MOU to Cooperate in Hydrocarbon Sector
Thursday, September 04, 2014 ONGC Videsh and YPF sign a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the hydrocarbon sector globally.

Mirach Energy's UNITEQ Inks Cooperation Deal with CNOOC's ENERTECH
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 Mirach Energy's wholly-owned unit UNITEQ inks cooperation agreement with CNOOC's subsidiary ENERTECH.

Dominion Resources, US Partners Sign $5B Pipeline Deal
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Dominion Resources enters a joint venture with three other US energy companies for a $4.5-$5 billion pipeline that will ship natural gas to North Carolina and Virginia.

Baker Hughes Finalizes Deal for Weatherford Business
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Baker Hughes and Weatherford close the previously announced purchase and sale of Weatherford's pipeline and specialty services business.

Samsung Heavy Industries to Merge with Samsung Engineering
Monday, September 01, 2014 Samsung Heavy Industries will merge with Samsung Engineering Co. to establish a total solution provider for shipbuilding and onshore and offshore services.

Blue Water Energy, Blackstone and GIC Invest $500M in Siccar Point Energy
Monday, September 01, 2014 Blue Water Energy, Blackstone Energy Partners and Singapore's sovereign fund GIC invest $500 million in new North Sea-focused exploration and production company Siccar Point Energy.

Drillsearch Energy Ups Stake in Ambassador Oil & Gas to 84.2%
Friday, August 29, 2014 Drillsearch Energy raises stake in Ambassador Oil & Gas to 84.2 percent, with two of its nominees appointed directors of the latter.

Italy Aims To Complete Eni, Enel Stake Sales By December
Thursday, August 28, 2014 Italy's government says it is on course to sell stakes in energy groups Enel and Eni by the end of the year.

EOC Owns Lewek Antares After Acquiring 50% Stake from KMPL for $18.3M
Thursday, August 28, 2014 EOC takes full control of Lewek Antares Shipping after acquiring 50 percent share in the firm from Konquest Marine for $18.3 million.

Argentina's YPF Reaches Deal With Petronas To Develop Shale Oil
Thursday, August 28, 2014 YPF reaches a deal worth $550 million with Petronas to develop shale oil in the vast Vaca Muerta formation.

Drillsearch Raises Stake in Takeover Target Ambassador Oil & Gas to 60.13%
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Drillsearch Energy raised its interest in Ambassador Oil & Gas to 60.13 percent.

New Firm, Origo Exploration, Launches at ONS
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Origo Exploration, a new oil and gas company focused on the Norwegian and UK continental shelves, launches at the ONS show after having raised $525 million from investors.

Keppel's Unit Disposes of 35% Stake in PetroVietnam Drilling Overseas Co.
Monday, August 25, 2014 Keppel Corporation's subsidiary Joy Pride Investments disposes of its 35% stake in PV Drilling Overseas Company.

Argentina's YPF Extends Energy Deal With China's Sinopec To 2027
Friday, August 22, 2014 YPF and a subsidiary of Sinopec Group agree to extend their joint oil exploration and development projects in the western Argentine province of Mendoza until 2027.

Rosneft Signs Collaboration Deal with Seadrill, NADL
Friday, August 22, 2014 Rosneft signs a framework agreement with Seadrill and North Atlantic Drilling that will see the companies collaborate on oilfield projects.

Ezra's Shareholders Approve Consolidation of EMAS Marine into EOC
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Ezra's shareholders approve consolidation of EMAS Marine into associate company EOC and Singapore listing.

MPM-Nam Cheong JV Secures $27M Contract to Supply Accommodation Work Vessel
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 The Marco Polo Marine-Nam Cheong joint venture secures a $27 million five-year contract to provide an accommodation work vessel, which will be built by Nam Cheong.

Sanctioned Rosneft's Norway Work Goes Ahead With Statoil
Monday, August 18, 2014 Kremlin-controlled Rosneft said it is working with Statoil to search for oil and gas off Norway, partnering a Western company despite sanctions.

Triple Energy Inks MoU for BSP to Invest $6M in Firm's CSG Project in China
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Triple Energy inks memorandum of understanding with Blue Sky Power for the latter to invest up to $6 million in the firm and its coal seam gas project in China.

Ambassador Gives Update on Takeover Offer by Magnum Hunter, Drillsearch
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Ambassador Oil & Gas provides an update on the takeover offer by Magnum Hunter Resources and Drillsearch Energy.

Brightoil Petroleum Buys Anadarko's China Unit For $1.05B
Monday, August 11, 2014 Brightoil Petroleum buys Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's China unit for $1.05 billion in a major push into the upstream segment.

Kinder Morgan To Fold Units Into One Company In $70B Deal
Sunday, August 10, 2014 Kinder Morgan said it will put all its publicly traded units under one roof in a $70 billion deal, responding to investor concerns about its growth prospects and complicated financial structure.

MEO to Pare Stake in Tassie Shoal Methanol & LNG Projects Offshore NT
Thursday, August 07, 2014 MEO Australia to trim stake in its Tassie Shoal Methanol and liquefied natural gas projects proposed for offshore Northern Australia.

Horizon Oil Terminates Merger Implementation Deed with Roc Oil
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Horizon Oil terminates the merger implementation deed with Roc Oil following the offer to acquire the latter by Fosun International.

Paragon Completes Spin-Off from Noble
Monday, August 04, 2014 Paragon Offshore completes its spin-off from Noble Corporation into a separate, publicly-traded company that owns and operates standard specification offshore drilling rigs.

China's Fosun Agrees $441M Takeover of Australia's Roc Oil
Monday, August 04, 2014 Australia's Roc Oil accepts a $441 million takeover offer from Chinese conglomerate Fosun International, saying it was better than its plan to merge with Horizon Oil.

Nido's Directors Recommends Acceptance of Bangchak's Takeover Offer
Monday, August 04, 2014 Nido Petroleum's directors recommend that shareholders accept the offer by a unit of Thai oil refiner Bangchak Petroleum to acquire the firm.

MX Oil Establishes Mexican Exploration Joint Venture
Friday, August 01, 2014 MX Oil establishes a joint venture with Geo Estratos to explore for hydrocarbons in Mexico.

Rosneft Closes Weatherford Rigs Deal
Friday, August 01, 2014 Rosneft closes a deal to acquire land drilling and work-over assets from Weatherford.

Woodside Shareholders Block $2.68B Buyback from Shell
Friday, August 01, 2014 Woodside fails to win shareholder approval to buy back $2.68B of its shares from Shell, the company said after a vote.

Woodside's $2.68B Buyback from Shell Close to Failing
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Woodside's planned $2.68 billion share buyback from Shell is on the brink of failing, based on a count of votes mailed in ahead of a shareholder meeting.

Thai Bangchak to Buy Stake in Australia's Nido Petroleum
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Thai oil refiner Bangchak Petroleum's subsidiary signs a deal to buy a 19.66 percent stake in Australian oil-and-gas explorer Nido Petroleum Ltd for $20.7 million.

Tamarind, Blackstone Form $800M Venture for Upstream Projects in SE Asia
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Newly established Tamarind Energy, in partnership with Blackstone Energy, will focus on growing production and reserves from producing oil and gas fields in Southeast Asia.

Total Stops Buying Novatek Shares After MH17 Shot Down
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 France's Total stops buying shares in Novatek, but says it is still too early to gauge the impact of western sanctions against Russia.

Sources: Reach Energy Locks in Cornerstones for IPO
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Malaysia's Reach Energy, a special purpose acquisition company with no existing assets, locked in up to seven cornerstones for its $236.93 million IPO, two sources involved with the deal say.

Ezion Sells Two Australian Subsidiaries to AusGroup for $44M
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Ezion Holdings inks agreement to sell its two Australian subsidiaries to AusGroup for $44 million.

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