UK listed Jadestone Energy has satisfied all the conditions necessary, including the approval of Petronas, to complete its acquisition of SapuraOMV’s Peninsular Malaysia assets in a deal worth up to $15 million that will increase the company’s total reserves by more than 30%.
Petronas and Hess have agreed amendments to an existing upstream gas sales agreement for fields offshore Malaysia that cements the value of the US-based company’s North Malay Basin assets. This makes any potential divestment process easier as Hess focuses on its prolific acreage offshore Guyana.
UK listed Jadestone Energy is buying SapuraOMV’s Peninsular Malaysia assets in a deal worth up to $15 million that will increase the company’s total reserves by more than 30%.
Santos is seeking buyers for a 20-30% stake in its large Dorado oil project and Bedout exploration portfolio offshore western Australia estimated to be worth up to $200 million. Significantly, there is expected to be global interest in the sales process, which could be particularly appealing for Asian national oil companies (NOCs).
Despite offshore exploration spending hitting a new low, drilling activities are expected to ramp up, with BP’s exciting Ironbark-1 well targeting a potentially giant gas deposit off Western Australia and Santos probing an exciting shale formation in Northern Australia