November was a busy month for M&A, with Ophir moving to buy Salamander Energy, SapuraKencana acquiring PETRONAS’ Vietnam portfolio, Fosun completing its Roc Oil deal and Brightoil bidding for Newfield China. Eni continued a solid run in 2014 of global exploration with a gas find in deepwater East Kalimantan. The Indonesian government rejigged the board of PERTAMINA, while the Western Australia government highlighted its commitment to gas DMO. Santos also confirmed a H2 2015 start-up for GLNG.
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Africa explorer Ophir to acquire SE Asia-focused Salamander
Government overhauls PERTAMINA top order
Eni adds Merakes to East Kalimantan gas inventory
Brightoil Petroleum to bid for Newfield Exploration's Chinese assets
North West Shelf extends West Australian gas Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
PETRONAS sells three Vietnamese blocks to SapuraKencana for US$400 million