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Analysts: Loss of Qatar is rough for Maersk, but...

Losing out on the tender for the Al Shaheen field in Qatar is a big blow to Maersk Oil, but the company would have lost a big part of the income from the field in Qatar regardless, several analysts note. Meanwhile, Maersk has the capital to go shopping for acquisitions if the group wants to.

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It was a big blow to Maersk Oil that the company was not selected again after almost 25 years as a partner on the oil field Al Shaheen in Qatar. But the ordeal may be less dramatic than it looks on the surface.

On Tuesday, several analysts point to the fact that even if Maersk Oil had been awarded the contract again from Qatar Petroleum, it would have been under much worse conditions than the current deal.

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