Buru Energy has been offered 2 permits, L11-1 and L11-2, onshore Canning Superbasin, Western Australia, by the Department of Mines and Petroleum. Final award of the permits is subject to completion of negotiations. Continue reading here..
Friday, February 24, 2012
Mitsubishi Corp has signed a farm in agreement with Talisman Energy to acquire interests in nine licences in Papua New Guinea’s onshore Western Province for $280 million which will be paid in the form of capital carry. Following the farmout, Talisman and Mitsubishi interests in the licences will average 40% and 20%, respectively. The transaction is effective 1-Jan-2012 and is subject to approvals. RFC Corporate Finance has acted as an advisor to Talisman on this transaction. Continue reading here..
Centrica Plc has reached an agreement with Total E&P UK Ltd to acquire their non-operated portfolio of producing oil and gas assets and associated infrastructure in the Central North Sea (CNS) for a total cash consideration of $388 million. Around 20% of the consideration is allocated to UK tax allowances. The transaction is effective 1-Jul-2011 and is expected to close on a field by field basis with earliest closing date expected to be in Jul-2012, subject to necessary approvals. Scotia Waterous has acted as an advisor to Total on this transaction. Continue reading here..
Shell has offered to acquire Cove Energy Plc, a British oil and gas explorer, for approximately $1.6 billion within one and a half months after Cove Energy was put up for sale. Shell subsidiary Shell Bidco has offered £1.95 per (US$3.08) Cove share, valuing the company at £992.4 million (~US$1.57 billion). After accounting for Cove’s working capital surplus of $172.8 million, the deal value comes to ~$1.4 billion. Continue reading here..
CAMAC Energy Inc has entered into a Heads of Agreement with the Kenyan Ministry of Energy for the award of three exploration blocks: 11A, L1B, and L16. CAMAC will be the operator with 90% interest in the blocks. The Government of Kenya will be carried at 10% through declaration of commerciality and may thereafter elect to participate up to 10%. Continue reading here..