Category: Deals

GE to buy helicopter fleet for $1.8 billion

General Electric said it will use the helicopters to transport drilling rig crews to offshore platforms.  More »

Statoil sells stake in Azerbaijan gas project

Norwegian energy company Statoil says it has sold its stake in the Shah Deniz gas project in Azerbaijan to Malaysian company Petronas for $2.25 billion.  More »

Houston oil firm in North Sea files for bankruptcy protection

Disruptions at its oil fields in the U.K. North Sea and a high level of debt have driven Houston-based Endeavour International to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  More »

Sinking oil prices may stifle deals, M&A expert says

With oil prices at their lowest point in years, the rate of mergers and acquisitions is slowing and oil firms are pulling back on international investments.  More »

Magnum Hunter sells North Dakota acreage for $85 million

Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. will sell a portion of its Bakken acreage for $84.7 million, the Houston-based exploration and production company announced Thursday afternoon.  More »

Shareholder suit seeks to block Encana’s purchase of Athlon Energy

A new lawsuit brought by a shareholder of Forth Worth-based Athlon Energy hopes to block Encanca Corp.’s $7.1 billion acquisition of the Texas oil company.  More »

Houston startup raises $700M to tap aging Permian fields

The months-old company wants to pump money into the Permian Basin’s aging wells that could prosper again with carbon dioxide injections.  More »

Houston coal firm gets deeper into oil with $340M deal

Houston mineral rights owner Natural Resource Partners is buying oil land operated by one of the largest players in North Dakota for $340 million, it said Monday.  More »

Kinder Morgan facing investor lawsuit over consolidation plan

Kinder, a Houston billionaire, is consolidating his pipeline empire as the U.S. shale drilling boom opens up $1.5 trillion in potential purchases and expansion projects.  More »

Linn Energy is selling $2.3 billion in assets

Proceeds from Linn’s sales will be to pay for $2.3 billion worth of assets it bought Devon Energy Corp.  More »

As unconventionals dominate, buyers and sellers flip

Just a few years ago, the hope for a smaller exploration and production was to get bought up by an industry giant hoping to add assets to its ever-expanding portfolio. Today, that dynamic has been flipped entirely on its head.  More »

Murphy to sell stake in Malaysian business for $2 billion

Arkansas-based Murphy Oil Corp. will sell a 30 percent stake in its Malyasian oil and gas assets for $2 billion to Pertamina, Indonesia’s state-owned oil and gas company, Murphy announced announced Tuesday morning.  More »

Encana buying Permian-focused Texas company for $5.9 billion

Calgary-based Encana Corp. will buy Fort Worth’s Athlon Energy in a deal worth $7.1 billion that will give the Canadian company’s a sizable footprint in the Permian Basin.  More »

Susser Petroleum buys Hawaiian convenience store chain for $240 million

The Houston-based motor fuels distributor has agreed to purchase Honolulu-based Aloha Petroleum, one of the largest convenience store operators in Hawaii with a large wholesale fuel distribution network and six fuel storage terminals. The deal is expected to close before the end of the year.  More »

BHP Billiton, Pemex sign agreement to share deepwater knowledge

Australian oil and mining giant BHP Billiton and Pemex, Mexico’s national oil company, have signed a deal to share knowledge of deepwater operations, BHP Billiton announced.  More »