By John Lee.
Scottish engineering company Weir Group has announced the sale of its Oil & Gas division to US-based Caterpillar Inc.
The all-cash sale gives its Texas-based division an enterprise value of US$405m (£314m), subject to customary working capital and debt-like adjustments at closing.
The move is part of Weir's strategy to become a "premium mining technology pure play".
Weir's Iraqi operations are managed from North Rumaila, where it provides mechanical and rotating equipment repairs and upgrades, oilfield and drilling equipment repair and certification, asset management and field services.