• 6 minutes Can the World Survive without Saudi Oil?
  • 10 minutes Saudis Threaten Retaliation If Sanctions are Imposed
  • 15 minutes Closing the circle around Saudi Arabia: Where did Khashoggi disappear?
  • 13 mins U.N. About Climate Change: World Must Take 'Unprecedented' Steps To Avert Worst Effects
  • 2 mins WTI @ $75.75, headed for $64 - 67
  • 4 hours Saudis Pull Hyperloop Funding As Branson Temporarily Cuts Ties With The Kingdom
  • 4 hours U.S. - Saudi Arabia: President Trump Says Saudi Arabia's King Wouldn't Survive "Two Weeks" Without U.S. Backing
  • 1 hour OPEC's No. 2 Producer Wants to Know How Buyers Use Its Oil
  • 3 hours Iranian Sanctions - What Are The Facts?
  • 16 hours UN Report Suggests USD $240 Per Gallon Gasoline Tax to Fight Global Warming
  • 44 mins China Thirsty for Canadian Crude
  • 16 hours How High Can Oil Prices Rise? (Part 2 of my previous thread)
  • 18 hours Two Koreas: U.N. Command Wrap Up First Talks On Disarming Border
  • 17 hours Shell, partners approve huge $31 billion LNG Canada project. How long till Canadian Federal government Environmentalates it into the ground?
  • 4 hours Superhumans
  • 4 hours EU to Splash Billions on Battery Factories

Halliburton In Talks To Buy George Kaiser’s Summit ESP

Oil

Halliburton Company is in advanced talks to buy Tulsa-based Summit ESP, an oilfield equipment provider backed by Oklahoma’s oil and banking billionaire George Kaiser, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the negotiations.

Summit ESP—which engineers, manufactures, and services electrical submersible and surface pumping systems—is financed by Kaiser via investment company Argonaut Private Equity.

Halliburton is seeking to boost its artificial lifts business after its failed plans last year to merge with Baker Hughes, and stalled plans to acquire a similar Russian company.

Three years ago, Halliburton started takeover negotiations with Baker Hughes, but the process was terminated in March last year, after it ran into regulatory opposition.

In December 2016, Halliburton said that it had made a filing with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) in connection with a potential acquisition of an interest in Novomet Oil Services Holding Limited, an international artificial lift company focusing primarily on electrical submersible pumps. Halliburton has held discussions with various shareholders of Novomet regarding the potential acquisition, including the possibility of acquiring up to 100 percent of the company, the U.S. firm said back then.

According to a Reuters’ source familiar with the Russian authorization process, the regulatory review had been stalled over concerns that a U.S. company would own a provider whose equipment would be used in Russia’s oil fields.

Related: Oil Industry To Waste Trillions As Peak Demand Looms

Halliburton and Summit ESP have talked a potential deal over the past year, but negotiations have been in fits and starts over divergences in valuation, according to Reuters.

Talk of the Halliburton-Summit ESP deal comes just weeks after the Department of Justice (DOJ) had given the go-ahead to a proposed merger between GE’s oil and gas business division and Baker Hughes that would create an oilfield service company bigger than Halliburton, second only to Schlumberger.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment
  • Denis on December 14 2017 said:
    Just enough to listen to the Americans and indulge their whims. For such large oil companies, cooperation with the Russian Federation is necessary. It is not necessary to do as the US says, it is necessary to conclude deals and to pursue a course of rapprochement with Russia, even bypassing sanctions, this will be beneficial for all.

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News