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Shell to buy BG Group in $69.7 billion takeover

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy British gas producer BG Group for 47 billion pounds ($69.7 billion) in cash and stock, the companies announced Wednesday. The move gives oil giant Shell a greater stake in natural gas markets in the wake of tumbling oil prices.

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FMC Technologies and Technip to Launch Forsys Subsea

FMC Technologies, Inc. and Technip have signed an agreement to form an exclusive alliance and to launch Forsys Subsea, a 50/50 joint venture that will unite the skills and capabilities of two subsea industry leaders. This alliance will redefine the way subsea fields are designed, delivered and maintained.

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Kongsberg Acquires German Contros

 Kongsberg Maritime AS has acquired the remaining 90% of the shares of the Germany based underwater chemical sensors specialist Contros Systems & Solutions GmbH.

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Okeanus Announces Acquisition of DT Marine Winches

Winches are available for individual rental or part of a Launch and Recovery Package.

HOUMA, La. – Okeanus Science and Technology, LLC (Okeanus) is pleased to announce the addition of three types of DT Marine winches to its fleet of oceanographic and marine scientific rental equipment. The winches can be outfitted with various types of cable and synthetic rope to perform nearly any job requiring the launch and recovery of subsea equipment and assets.

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Technip Moves to Buy CGG

 French oil services provider Technip has announced that, on Monday, November 10, 2014, it approached CGG to create a first tier oil and gas services provider.

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BP Acquires Full Ownership of Indonesian PTA Joint Venture

 On 28 February, BP completed the purchase of all interests previously held by Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (MCI) and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (MBK) in PT Amoco Mitsui PTA Indonesia (AMI). For over fifteen years, AMI was a 50/50 joint venture between BP and its partners, producing and marketing purified terephthalic acid (PTA) in the Republic of Indonesia. With effect from 1 March, AMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BP group. AMI has its head office in Jakarta, and a manufacturing site at Merak, Cilegon, Banten Province in Indonesia.

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Fugro Acquires Innovative Company Specialised In 3D Mapping Solutions

 Fugro has completed the acquisition of Roames Asset Services Pty Limited (Roames), based in Brisbane, Australia, from Ergon Energy Corporation Limited (Ergon).

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PTTEP Takes Canadian Oil Sands Projects As Profits Tumble

 Oil explorer PTT Exploration and Production is set to take a 100% stake in three Canadian oil sands after scrapping a joint project in the country.

 

The Thai state-owned company will take full ownerhsip of the Thornburgy, Hangingstone and South Leismer fields following the end of the Kai Kos Dehseh project in Alberta.

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Maersk Line Spins off Intra-Americas Services, Announces Dedicated Company to Se

 Maersk Line, the world's leading ocean transportation company and a unit of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, announces today the formation of a regional, containerized shipping company – SeaLand - dedicated to the intra-Americas market.  This new affiliate will have a structure similar to Maersk's other successful regional carriers including: intra-Asia carrier MCC Transport and intra-Europe carrier Seago Line.  SeaLand will feature knowledgeable, local sales and support personnel positioned in North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean, to meet the unique needs of customers throughout the region.  This agile framework will provide greater flexibility and a higher-level of customer-focused service to these local markets.  Maersk Line's existing Intra-Americas service network will be the foundation for SeaLand's ocean products. 

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Total Invited To Conference As A “Responsible Invester” In Myanmar

 In response to criticism over its presence in Myanmar, Total has always ensured that its local operations respect human rights and help to promote social and economic growth in the region. This commitment was recently recognised by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, which in December held its 2013 international conference in Myanmar, for the first time since the Forum was founded in 2005. As a “responsible investor” in this fast changing country, Total was invited to participate.


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