Oil & Gas Drilling
Noble Corporation Plc
Bonheur ASA:Effective date (of completed merger), i.e. first day of Bonheur trading alone is May 6.Merger conversion ratio: 0.8174 Bonheur per 1 Ganger Rolf share.
Ocean Rig UDW Inc:Ocean Rig UDW Inc announces acquisition of Ultra Deepwater Drillship.Purchase price of $65 million.Purchase price will be funded with available cash on hand.Says Drillship will be renamed Ocean Rig Paros upon its delivery to Ocean Rig.One of its subsidiaries has acquired "6th generation ultra deepwater drillship Cerrado, being sold through an auction".
Energold Drilling Corp:Announces acquisition of cros-man direct underground ltd.Says Energold acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of cros-man.Says Energold has agreed to retain the existing management and employees of cros-man.Says expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to its net income per share.
Ganger Rolf ASA:Says the company and Bonheur ASA BON.OL have resolved to propose a merger of the two mentioned companies .Bonheur, controlling 62.66 pct of shares in Ganger Rolf, will be surviving entity in merger and maintain its listing on Oslo Stock Exchange .Ganger Rolf shareholders to receive 0.8174 Bonheur shares for every one share in Ganger Rolf.External shareholders of Bonheur and Ganger Rolf will at outset retain different relative shares of equity in merged entity, i.e. 76.05 pct and 23.95 pct.Merger will result in Bonheur increasing its direct ownership in Fred. Olsen Energy ASA from 25.96 pct to 51.92 pct.Merger is expected to be completed by end of May 2016.
Fred Olsen Energy ASA:Subsidiary of the company has notified Hyundai Heavy Industries that it has exercised its contractual right to terminate the order for the building of the Bollsta drilling rig.Says contract provides that on termination it will be entitled to a refund of first instalment paid to Hyundai of $186,390,240 plus accrued interest.The Bollsta rig was on 26 October 2012 contracted to Chevron North Sea Limited. Chevron and Fred. Olsen have mutually terminated the drilling contract on amicable terms.