Southeast Asia-focused Jadestone Energy has signed a deal with Indonesia’s Medco Energi Internasional to acquire stakes in the Sinphuhorm gas field and Dong Mun gas discovery onshore Thailand for $32.5 million.
Malaysia’s Petronas is the latest company tipped to be interested in acquiring a stake in the proposed Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Masela Block offshore Indonesia that is led by Japan’s Inpex (TYO:1605)
Indonesia’s Medco Energi (IDX:MEDC) is open to the possibility of joining the Indonesian government consortium that is considering acquiring Shell's (LON:SHEL) 35% share in the Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Masela Block offshore Indonesia that is led by Japan’s Inpex (TYO:1605).
Indonesia’s Medco Energi has started international arbitration at the ICC against the National Oil Company of Libya to enforce its contractual rights under an exploration and production sharing contract, as well as protect its right to benefit from its investment in Area 47 in the north African nation.
Indonesia’s Medco Energi (IDX:MEDC) is on the lookout for more merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities in Southeast Asia after successfully buying ConocoPhillips Indonesian assets in a $1.355 billion deal struck last year.
Fitch Ratings has removed Medco Energi from rating watch, as the oil and gas company has completed the acquisition of the giant Corridor Block from ConocoPhillips, and the outlook is positive. Its long-term issuer default rating is now at B+.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) will exit Indonesia after agreeing to sell its assets in the country to local independent Medco Energi (IDX:MEDC) for $1.355 billion. The move could be a blow to Indonesia’s image in the longer run as the nation tries to attract foreign investment, but analysts generally see the deal as positive.
Indonesian independent Medco Energi (IDX:MEDC) operator of South Natuna Sea Block B offshore Indonesia, has started shooting 270 square km of 3D seismic at the Kaci field starting on 29 September, according to upstream regulator SKK Migas.
Medco Energi, an ambitious Indonesian independent oil and gas company, is preparing to raise capital that will help fund acquisitions. Significantly, Medco Energi is reportedly keen to bid for ConocoPhillips’ share of the giant onshore Corridor gas block in Indonesia estimated to be worth more than $1.5 billion.
Upstream merger and acquisitions (M&A) deals are expected to rebound in Asia Pacific this year after plunging to their lowest level this century in 2020, when the pandemic and collapse in oil and gas prices killed activity.
Southeast Asia and Australia are set to take centre stage in the region’s upstream M&A activity as private equity companies sense a value opportunity.