Despite a recently announced planned capital raising, Australian-listed Oil Search, which has major stakes in Papua New Guinea’s emerging LNG sector, is a prime takeover target, as mergers become more likely in a low oil price world.
The falling cost of renewables offers an opportunity for Middle East and North African states to shift to capitalise on the energy transition – and even export “green molecules” to the world.
Egypt has licensed a number of areas, including the award of around 7,000 square km to ExxonMobil in the offshore.
Sonatrach has signed a deal to increase its stake in the Medgaz gas pipeline to 51%, from 43%. The remainder will be held by Naturgy.
Carlyle Group LP plans to buy a stake valued at as much as $4.8 billion in Cepsa from Mubadala Investment Co., about six months after the Abu Dhabi sovereign fund shelved plans to list the Spanish oil refiner.