With $14 billion of commitments before 2024, according to Rystad, decommissioning costs have long been a risk to and blocker in transactions, especially portfolio and corporate deals. The sector has moved a long way since early stage bilateral decommissioning agreements as sellers sought to navigate Section 29 of the Energy Act 2008 and other commercial risks in pursuit of the “clean break”.
mergers and acquisitions
HitecVision AS is emerging as the frontrunner to acquire Exxon Mobil Corp.’s oil assets in the U.K. North Sea, according to people familiar with the matter.
Oslo-listed offshore energy sector consultancy firm AqualisBraemar has stuck a deal to buy LOC Group for £15.2 million.
Mergers and acquisitions have been slowed by the COVID-19 outbreak. But as companies embrace the energy transition opportunities will arise
ExxonMobil's UK North Sea assets have attracted suitors from state-owned companies to private equity-backed firms as the US oil giant seeks to exit the aging region altogether, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Bosses at Longboat Energy said today they were making “good progress on several fronts” in their quest to complete a maiden acquisition for the London-listed firm.
Innovation will be increasingly important to companies trying to do deals in the North Sea once prices start to rebound, CMS’ managing partner in Aberdeen, Norman Wisely, has said.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are almost completely off the table in the oilfield services (OFS) sector, investment experts have said.
A power and energy storage expert at Deloitte has been announced as the second speaker to address the P&J’s business breakfast on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) next month.
Experienced due diligence expert and partner at big four firm Deloitte, Shaun Reynolds, will chair a discussion on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) at a P&J business breakfast next month.
In a highly political year, defined by Brexit and climate change and culminating in a general election, you will forgive me for corrupting a slogan from our former prime minister to describe the last 12 months.
The UK oil and gas industry’s regulator is ready to wield its powers to tackle the “transaction drag” hindering efforts to get oilfields into the right hands.
Climate change and the target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2035 is having a significant impact on the energy sector, and that trend will continue for the foreseeable future.
I was asked to present a view on deal flow in Aberdeen. Not a bland “it’s getting better, albeit still challenging” comment, but something more realistic, perhaps more honest, based on what we’re seeing in the day-to-day.
Centrica has formally launched the process of selling off its stake in North Sea explorer Spirit Energy, according to a news report.
The recovery of the north-east’s oil and gas industry has not been “spectacular” despite a flurry of M&A activity in the first six months of the year, an industry expert has said.
Growing optimism in the oil and gas sector has failed to date to deliver a lift in oilfield services (OFS) transactions, according to KPMG.
New levels of North Sea upstream deal activity in 2019 are giving us many reasons to be positive and optimistic about the future.
Oil and gas transactions have remained steady throughout Q2 2019 with significant activity among operators as the focus continues to be on the divestment of non-core assets.
The North Sea will be a hotbed of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity if the oil price holds up, the audience heard at a bumper breakfast event in Houston today.
Anderson Anderson & Brown Corporate Finance (“AABcf”) are delighted to share with you our quarterly Deals+ update for Q1 2019 in conjunction with Energy Voice, highlighting selected Oil & Gas M&A and Fundraising transactions across the UK.
Oil and gas deals ground to a halt in early 2019, plummeting to a 10-year low after the collapse in crude prices at the end of last year.
Global oil and gas total deal value increased by $79.7bn during 2018 to reach $426.8bn, despite a decrease of 18% in deal volume.
Volatile oil prices are hindering global M&A deals by creating uncertainty, widening the asset valuation gap between buyer and seller, and making companies re-think their strategies, analysts said.
Uncertainty created by volatile oil prices “paralysed” a number of North Sea asset deals at the end of 2018, a top energy sector investor said.