Ensco to Buy Rowan in $2.38 Bln Deal
Offshore driller Ensco Plc said on Monday it plans to buy smaller rival Rowan Cos Plc in an all-stock deal valued at $2.38 billion, as it looks to expand its fleet and benefit from a partnership with Saudi Aramco.This is Ensco's second deal since OPEC-led efforts boosted oil prices in the second half of 2016. Ensco bought rival Atwood Oceanics in a similar deal last year.Rowan shareholders will receive 2.215 Ensco shares for each share held.
Ensco Completes Acquisition of Atwood Oceanics
Ensco plc announced today that Ensco shareholders voted to approve the allotment and issuance of Ensco Class A ordinary shares to shareholders of Atwood Oceanics in connection with the all-stock acquisition of Atwood at the Company’s general meeting of shareholders on 5 October 2017. The final results of the general meeting of shareholders held today indicate that 65% of the shares cast at the meeting voted in favor of this proposal. Carl Trowell, Ensco’s President and Chief Executive Officer…
Offshore Rig Firms See End to Historic Downturn
Demand for offshore rig rental globally is starting to recover from its worst ever downturn, led by oil firms' growing demand for harsh-environment exploration and triggering multi-billion dollar tie-ups among drillers hoping to profit, executives said. While the 2014-2016 oil price crash caused firms to cut exploration budgets, ending a boom in rig demand and bankrupting many owners, energy companies are now seeking to replenish their hydrocarbon reserves. The nascent demand for harsh-environment rigs…
Ensco plc Report Loss
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) today reported a loss of $10.64 per diluted share in fourth quarter 2015 compared to a loss of $14.89 per diluted share in fourth quarter 2014. The loss from discontinued operations in fourth quarter 2015 was $0.41 per share compared to a loss of $1.67 per share last year. The loss from continuing operations in fourth quarter 2015 was $10.23 per share compared to a loss of $13.22 per share a year ago. Excluding these items, adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.92 in fourth quarter 2015 compared to $1.68 a year ago…
Brazil Prosecutors: Charges Pending over Ensco Drillship Lease
Brazilian prosecutors plan to file criminal charges stemming from the lease of an Ensco Plc offshore oil-drilling ship to Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras "in due course," they said. The plan to prosecute over the Ensco-Petrobras charter was mentioned in a Thursday statement presenting corruption charges stemming from the 2009 lease of another drillship, Vantage Drilling's Titanium Explorer Rig. In the Vantage case, prosecutors formally charged six people, including Petrobras' former international-unit chief Jorge Zelada. Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, chartered the DS-5 in 2008, when it was owned by Pride International, a company London-based Ensco purchased in 2011.
Ensco CFO Jay Swent to Retire
Ensco plc announced today that EVP & CFO Jay Swent, 64, will be retiring after more than 11 years of service. Mr. Swent will continue to serve in his current role until the succession process has been completed and a new CFO has been named. The completion of the succession process may extend into the first half of next year. “Jay has been integral to Ensco’s major achievements over the past decade as the company has grown to become an industry leader,” said CEO and President Carl Trowell.
ENSCO 110, ENSCO 104 Contracted for UAE & M.E.
Ensco plc has entered into a three-year contract with NDC for a new premium jackup, ENSCO 110. This newbuild rig is scheduled to commence operations later this month offshore United Arab Emirates at a rate of approximately $114,000 per day. NDC has also contracted ENSCO 104 for a three-year term at a day rate of $114,000. The rig is mobilizing to the Middle East from the Asia Pacific region and is scheduled to commence its new contract in late-June 2015. Chief Executive Officer Carl Trowell commented, “We are pleased to extend our relationship with NDC.
Ensco on Industry Panel at Goldman Sachs Conference
Ensco's CEO and President Carl Trowell will participate on an industry panel at the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference in Miami on Wednesday, 7 January 2015. Investor materials to be used during the conference will be available on Ensco’s website at www.enscoplc.com the morning of the event.
Ensco Promotes Lowe to EVP
Ensco plc announced that Carey Lowe has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Lowe will be responsible for overseeing investor relations, public relations, employee communications and branding, led by Vice President Sean O’Neill, as well as strategy, headed by Vice President Michael Howe, and human resources, directed by Vice President Maria Silva. Mr. Lowe was most recently Senior Vice President – Eastern Hemisphere where he led operations for Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. He will continue to be based in London. Mr. Lowe joined Ensco in 2008 as Senior Vice President and has led capital projects, engineering, strategic planning, the deepwater fleet, and safety, health and environmental management. Steve Brady will succeed Mr.
Ensco plc Reports 3Q, 2014 Results
Ensco plc today reported earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.93 in third quarter 2014, up 16% from $1.66 in third quarter 2013. Adjusted for a $0.06 per share gain on the sale of four jackup rigs, third quarter 2014 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $1.87. The loss from discontinued operations was $0.10 per share for third quarter 2014 compared to a loss of $0.04 per share a year ago. Third quarter 2014 earnings per diluted share increased to $1.83 from $1.62 in third quarter 2013.
Offshore Oil Drilling Market to Suffer through 2015
A sluggish offshore drilling market could deteriorate further next year due to weak demand and a flood of new vessels, even though a few places such as Mexico and Brazil remain promising for exploration, industry executives said on Wednesday. Rig rates have fallen sharply over the past 18 months as oil companies cut capital spending, saving cash for dividends, just as dozens of brand new offshore rigs ordered during the boom times hit the seas, creating overcapacity. "The market is going to be bad this year…
Ensco plc Reports Loss in 2Q 2014
Ensco plc today reported a loss of $5.07 per diluted share in second quarter 2014 compared to earnings of $1.55 per diluted share in second quarter 2013. The loss from discontinued operations for second quarter 2014, which includes a $546 million pre-tax loss on impairment for four floaters that are now held for sale, was $2.38 per share compared to a gain of $0.07 per share in second quarter 2013. The loss from continuing operations in second quarter 2014 was $2.69 per share, compared to earnings from continuing operations of $1.48 per share in second quarter 2013. Excluding a loss on impairment for four floaters in continuing operations totaling $992 million…