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Gulf Keystone Statement on Takeover Speculation

Gulf Keystone has issed the following statement regarding recent takeover speculation: Gulf Keystone notes the continued unfounded press speculation regarding a potential offer for the Company. The Board of Gulf Keystone ("the Board") does not normally comment on speculation, but confirms that it remains committed to creating value for shareholders, via the continuing 2011/2012 exploration […]

GKP Jumps on Takeover Rumours

Shares in Gulf Keystone Petroleum (JKP) jumped on Monday following yesterday's report that U.S. oil major ExxonMobil was considering a takeover bid at five times the company's closing share price on Friday. The shares were up as much as 34% in early trading on Monday, but had given up half those gains by mid-afternoon. Reuters […]

Exxon to Pounce on Gulf Keystone?

ExxonMobil is reportedly considering an $11 billion takeover of Kurdistan-focused explorer Gulf Keystone Petroleum. Reuters, citing the Independent on Sunday newspaper, said that Exxon is considering making an estimated 800 pence per share bid for the British company, which has made huge oil finds Iraqi Kurdistan. Neither company could be reached for comment by Reuters […]

Genel Energy Confirms Designs on Norway's DNO

Another leader of Genel Energy has stated his opinion that Norway's DNO is a possible takeover target. "DNO is our natural partner so it makes a lot of sense if we can take them into Genel," Mehmet Sepil, CEO of Genel Enerji, told Reuters. Genel Energy, formed by the combination of Vallares Plc and Turkey's […]

Genel Plans Takeover of DNO?

Former BP chief executive Tony Hayward (pictured), who heads the cash-rich Genel Energy group, said he would be interested in buying Norwegian oil company DNO and its Kurdish oil licences. Norwegian newspaper Finansavisen reported on Tuesday that the remarks come a week before DNO shareholders are to vote on a contested proposal to buy UAE-based […]

Genel Energy Plans Acquisitions in Iraqi Kurdistan

Tony Hayward (pictured), the Chief Executive Officer of Genel Energy Plc, a group formed via a merger of Vallares Plc and Turkey's Genel Enerji, said he plans acquisitions in Iraqi Kurdistan. Reuters reports that the former boss of BP told reporters in Istanbul that the company plans to make the acquisitions with its $2.2 billion […]

Gulf Keystone "Worth More than $2.3 Billion"

Shares in Gulf Keystone were up nearly 8% in early trading on the London Stock Exchange, following a Sunday Times newspaper report that it looking to sell itself for up to 1.4 billion pounds ($2.3 billion). The company issued the following statement on Monday morning, saying that press estimates significantly undervalued the company: Gulf Keystone notes […]

Heritage Oil Shares Holding Firm on Rumours

Heritage Oil has held the 10% gain in its share price, following the report in the Thursday's  Financial Times that the company had received a informal takeover offer from an un-named Abu Dhabi-based company. The company has not commented on these latest rumours, and is understood to have rejected the offer, which would value the […]

Heritage Oil Jumps on Bid Rumours

Shares in oil explorer Heritage Oil (LSE: HOIL) rose more than 6% to 304.9p on Wednesday following rumours of a bid for the company or its assets. The increase came despite British gas firm BG Group (LSE: BG) denying that it was interested in the company. "We do not comment on market rumours or speculation […]

Gulf Keystone a Takeover Target?

Speculation that Gulf Keystone Petroleum (LON:GKP), which has significant operations in Iraqi Kurdistan, will become a takeover target continues today, following a report from small-cap broker Daniel Stewart & Co. Following an analyst field trip to the Kurdistan region of Northern Iraq, the broker's oil and gas expert Richard Nolan said the company had “astonishing […]