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Ensco, Rowan to form $12B JV; Engie, Canadian fund to offer $9B for gas pipeline

Natural gas/midstream M&A

Offshore drillers Ensco, Rowan to combine to create company worth $12B

U.K.-based Ensco PLC and Houston-based Rowan Cos. PLC jointly announced Oct. 8 that the two offshore drilling service companies have agreed to merge in an all-stock transaction that company executives expect will bring $150 million in cost savings amid an oil market recovery.

Engie, Canadian fund to bid up to $9B for Petrobras gas pipeline network

French energy conglomerate ENGIE SA is teaming up with a Canadian pension fund to offer as much as $9 billion for a Petróleo Brasileiro SA - Petrobras-owned natural gas pipeline network in northeastern Brazil.

Enbridge registers $6.46B worth of common shares for simplification deals

Enbridge Inc. registered 192.4 million of its common stock worth $6.46 billion as the planned roll-up of its sponsored vehicles Spectra Energy Partners LP, Enbridge Energy Partners LP and Enbridge Energy Management LLC nears completion.

Apollo to acquire equity investment portfolio from GE Energy Financial Services

Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC agreed to acquire an approximately $1 billion portfolio of predominantly equity investments in energy assets from GE Capital's energy financial services unit, GE Energy Financial Services.

International Petroleum to acquire BlackPearl Resources in deal valued at $1B

Canada's International Petroleum Corp. will acquire fellow producer BlackPearl Resources Inc. in an all-stock deal valued at $1 billion.

Velvet Energy strikes deal to buy remainder of Iron Bridge

Oil and gas producer Iron Bridge Resources Inc. agreed to combine with a subsidiary of fellow Calgary, Alberta-based developer Velvet Energy Ltd., subject to Iron Bridge shareholder approval

Baker Hughes to buy 5% stake in UAE drilling company for $550M

Baker Hughes agreed to acquire a 5% stake in the United Arab Emirates' state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co.'s drilling and well construction subsidiary ADNOC Drilling for $550 million, in a deal that would help expand and develop the largest drilling company in the Middle East.

Genesis Energy closes $300M sale of Powder River Basin crude midstream assets

Genesis Energy LP closed the sale of its midstream business in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming for about $300 million in net proceeds, which the partnership plans to use for debt repayment.

Appalachian driller Antero strikes simplification deal for its midstream MLPs

Appalachian shale driller Antero Resources Corp. is joining the midstream simplification trend with a stock-and-cash merger deal between its pipeline entity Antero Midstream Partners LP and its general partner Antero Midstream GP LP.

Carlyle Group to acquire oil services company EnerMech

Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP is expected to acquire Aberdeen, U.K.-based oil equipment and services company EnerMech Ltd. Carlyle is likely to announce the takeover in the next few days.

Shell looking to sell 40% stake in Venezuelan oil venture with PDVSA

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is looking to sell its 40% stake in Petroregional del Lago SA, its oil joint venture with state-run Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), to Paris-based Maurel & Prom to focus on natural gas.

Rowan completes sale of jack-up rigs to ARO Drilling

Contract driller Rowan Cos. PLC concluded the sale of two LeTourneau TARZAN Class jack-up rigs to ARO Drilling for $90 million in cash and $176 million in shareholder notes.

Epic Midstream to buy NGL fractionator, pipeline in Texas from Southcross

Epic Midstream Holdings LP is expanding its NGL footprint in Texas with an agreement to acquire a NGL fractionation facility in Corpus Christi and an associated pipeline from the midstream company Southcross Holdings Borrower LP.

Chevron to leave Norwegian continental shelf

U.S. oil major Chevron Corp. will formally exit the Norwegian continental shelf, or NCS, following the transfer of its stake in an exploration license.

Forum Energy Technologies buys Global Heat Transfer

Forum Energy Technologies Inc. purchased the stock of industrial manufacturer Global Heat Transfer Ltd. from its management and middle-market oilfield services-focused private equity firm Pelican Energy Partners LP for an undisclosed sum.