BW Offshore, which operates a fleet of FPSO vessels, has now closed the deal to purchase 66.66 percent of an oil field in Gabon. The company is already negotiating to increase this stake with another 25 percent.
John Fredriksen, who actually holds a Cypriot passport, has been listed as Norway's richest person by business magazine Kapital for the 15th consecutive year. Another shipping profile is ranked a bit further down the list.
A multiple year boom could be coming to an end for the colorful Norwegian shipping magnate John Fredriksen's crown jewel, Seadrill, as the company has turned out to be USD 14 billion in debt and at which a race against time and unsatisfied bond holders has begun.
Wilh. Wilhelmsen will pay NOK 545 million to boost its ownership stake in offshore company Norsea Group to 72 percent. "We wish to have an exposure towards the energy market, primarily oil and gas," explains the company.
Robert Bugbee, CEO of Maersk Tankers' top competitor Scorpio Tankers, has great expectations for the Maersk family after its acquisition of Maersk Tankers. "I expect to see the Maersk family as a driving and consolidating force," he tells ShippingWatch.