庞大的钻机交易为市场欢呼

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Norwegian industrialist Kjell Inge 罗克 has agreed to sell the 油 rig firm he controls, 阿克钻井, to the world’s largest rig company, Transocean. The deal values 阿克钻井 at nearly double what it was worth before the weekend 和 helped boost values on the 奥斯陆 Stock Exchange .

Industrialist Kjell Inge 罗克 (right) 和 his chief executive officer Øyvind Eriksen could smile broadly after agreeing to sell 阿克钻井 to Transocean of Houston. PHOTO: 阿克钻井

总部位于斯塔万格的阿克钻探公司周一宣布,已接受总部位于休斯敦的Transocean每股26.50挪威克朗的报价,价值79亿挪威克朗。据商业网站dn.no报道,这一报价比Aker Drilling高出62%’过去一个月的平均股价,比周五高出97%’收盘价为每股13.35挪威克朗。

阿克钻井’首席执行官ØyvindEriksen将Transocean比作’s offer to “great recognition” of 阿克钻井’的组织,钻机和前景。他称越洋世界’s foremost drilling entrepreneur, 和 claimed that Transaocean 和 阿克钻井 can “使彼此变得更好。”

埃里克森(Røkke)之一’几年前,Røkke接管了Aker组织的主要高管,他说这笔交易将加强Aker’经济自由度和产量“more flexibility” in its “goal-oriented work”进一步发展阿克’的投资组合。他声称,Aker现在将处于有利位置,可以实现更多增长。

Both of 阿克钻井's deep-water drilling rigs, including the 阿克·巴伦特 pictured here, are employed on long-term contracts on the Norwegian continental shelf. PHOTO: 阿克钻井

越洋证实Røkke’s Aker Capital, which owns 41 percent of 阿克钻井’股,已接受越洋’s offer 和 that Transocean had secured acceptance from investors holding a total of 60.5 percent of 阿克钻井’s shares.

Eriksen said there were other possibilities from interested bidders, but Transocean was swift in making its offer in cash. The board of 阿克钻井, which has around 440 employees mostly working on its rigs, has recommended that all shareholders accept Transocean’s offer.

分析师预计,这笔交易也将有助于增加其他离岸公司的股票,而截至目前,Seadrill已经上涨了1.4%。周一早晨,其他主要挪威股也普遍上涨,Statoil,Yara,DnB NOR和Norsk Hydro均录得可观涨幅。

阿克钻井 owns two of the world’最大,最先进的钻机 阿克·巴伦特阿克(Aker Spitsbergen), 设计用于恶劣的环境“ultra-deep water.”Aker在韩国还拥有两艘正在建造的钻井船。

越洋拥有大量钻机,但去年遭遇惨剧 深水地平线 钻机在墨西哥湾爆炸并沉没。跨洋在其 新闻稿 (外部链接) that it expected its pending acquisition of 阿克钻井 to immediately contribute to earnings 和 that it would be funded by “现有现金余额和债务融资。”

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