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.
Oil and gas firm Neo Energy has entered into exclusive negotiations over the purchase of ExxonMobil's UK central and northern North Sea portfolio.
Private equity firms that piled into oil-production assets in the past few years now find themselves stuck, and forced to contemplate novel ways to make an exit.
Eni and private equity firm Hitecvision have started up a new company aimed at developing new green energy projects in Norway.
Zennor Petroleum’s boss has said the private-equity-backed oil and gas company is “sitting comfortably” in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic and commodity price drop.
It is hard to know where to begin when describing the scale of the crisis gripping Big Oil.
Strong interest from the Middle East and private equity houses could provide a glimmer of hope for an ailing UK oilfield service sector, an investment expert has said.
The last time crude prices crashed in 2014, the North Sea looked like a treasure trove for private equity looking to buy cheap assets, build them up and sell for a profit. Now, just as these firms are seeking an exit, the oil-price war might leave them trapped
As some of the North Sea’s private equity-backed players prepare themselves for public listings, 2020 is expected to be a “big year” for gauging the size of investors’ appetites.
The Carlyle Group is backing a new sub-Saharan Africa focused company through a partnership with Aidan Heavy and Tom Hickey.
The North Sea is producing more commercial innovations than any other part of the world, according to a boss at Baker Hughes GE (BHGE).
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.
Chrysaor is the only new private equity-backed firm to make a “material impact” on the UK North Sea, according to new analysis.
A “trend” of private equity-backed newcomers to the North Sea has been carried on with the entry of Seapulse.
Private equity's lean machines are demanding a shake-up of traditional legal service delivery – particularly in the margin-sensitive oil and gas sector. Stuart Carter, head of oil and gas at Fieldfisher, looks at how law firms are responding to the market's changing needs.
Frost Cochran’s firm spends millions of dollars every month to build and expand pipelines that move crude oil in West Texas. But drillers are pumping so much oil that the Houston investor has stopped guessing when it might finish paying crews to dig trenches and weld steel as demand for the pipeline network, which now stretches across 850,000 acres, appears insatiable.
Norwegian private equity fund HitecVision has restructured oil service group Apply after more than doubling its stake through a £37.5million investment.
Private equity firm Energy Ventures said today that it "believes in the North Sea" after revealing plans to invest $200million (£160million) in the region.
A new services player backed by private equity funds has been established in the Norwegian market. WellConnection Group has been formed with acquisitions of Eurotechnology InCon AS, Frank Mohn Mongstad AS and WellConnection Subsea AS. Equity funding was provided by Energy Ventures Private Equity (EVPE) to WellConnection Group to support the company’s planned growth strategy.
Private equity has, like the upstream oil & gas industry itself, been caught out by the speed and scale of the downturn, a key practitioner with a long North Sea track record has admitted.