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Eurasia Drilling slumps as Russia fails to rule on Schlumberger deal

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Russia’s foreign-investment commission met Thursday yet didn’t make a decision on Schlumberger’s bid, Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi said by phone, without giving a reason.
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Vanguard Natural Resources scoops up smaller Houston rival for $474 million

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The most recent deal comes on the heels of Vanguard’s announcement in April that it will acquire LRR Energy LP for more than $250 million.
Oil wells in the Franja del Orinoco region of Venezuela (Houston Chronicle)

Harvest Natural Resources stock spike could signal interest from a buyer

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Harvest CEO James Edmiston said a sharp increase in the price of its battered shares could indicate a buyer is looming, but said the company has received no offers.
(Ken Childress/Rosetta Resources)

Noble Energy to buy Rosetta Resources for $2.1 billion

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Noble Energy will buy Rosetta Resources in a $2.1 billion deal that gives Noble a footprint in the Eagle Ford and Permian Basin, two of the largest shale plays in the United States.
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Shell deal brings relief to Dutch companies used to being prey

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Ten benchmark Dutch stocks, or just under half the 25 spots that make up the Amsterdam Exchanges Index, have been acquired since 2007, when ABN Amro Holding NV was snapped up for $100 billion by a consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland Plc.
BG Group CEO Helge Lund (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

The CEO of BG just arrived in February, and could walk with $43 million

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Lund, who joined BG on Feb. 9 after heading Norway’s Statoil ASA, is entitled to liquidated damages equal to a year’s gross salary and 30 percent of base pay, the Reading, England-based company’s annual report showed.
(Paul O'Driscoll/Bloomberg News)

Shell sets $70 billion deal to buy BG Group

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Shell said that bringing the two companies together would produce financial gains of about $2.5 billion a year.
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Halliburton to put drilling business units up for sale to clear Baker Hughes merger

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The Houston oil field services firm said Tuesday it is putting its fixed cutter bits, roller cone drill bits, directional drilling, logging-while-drilling and measurement-while-drilling businesses on the auction block in separate deals.
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Royal Dutch Shell in talks to acquire BG Group

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Buying BG would be Shell’s largest acquisition since the $60.3 billion merger of its Dutch and U.K. parent companies in 2005.
Dave Lesar, third from right, chairman and CEO of Halliburton, rings the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Halliburton mum on future sales tied to Baker Hughes merger

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The world’s second and third-biggest oil field service firms are just a week away from a March 27 shareholder vote on the transaction, one of the biggest energy deals so far this century, which emerged when oil prices were falling sharply last year.