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  1. December 15, 2013

    Carlyle backs former Cove team’s Discover Exploration

    The businessmen behind Cove Energy, the Aim-listed oil explorer sold for $1.9bn last year, have won the backing of Carlyle...

  2. August 26, 2013

    India’s ONGC takes stake in African gasfield

    Anadarko Petroleum, the US independent oil company, has sold a 10 per cent stake in a gasfield off the coast of Mozambique...

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  1. June 30, 2013

    Oil and gas explorers seek investor favour

    Most chief executives of oil and gas explorers can only dream of making one world-class discovery. Making three is almost...

  2. June 10, 2013

    India’s ONGC backtracks over Mozambique gasfield

    Confusion swirled around a proposed $2.5bn gas deal by two state-backed Indian energy groups in Mozambique, after the...

  3. April 16, 2013

    East Africa: Risky business as billions invested in infant industries

    When Mozambique’s prime minister visited Rome last week, he called on the chief executive of Italian state-backed oil major...

  4. March 10, 2013

    Cove founders reunite for new oil project

    Key figures in the creation and sale of London-listed Cove Energy for $1.9bn last year have reunited to raise funds to...

  5. March 5, 2013

    East African gas: Ophir Energy

    Hey, Big Oil – you won’t have Ophir Energy to kick around for much longer. The Africa-focused oil and gas explorer is arming...

  6. March 5, 2013

    Anadarko and Videocon eye gas stake sale

    Anadarko Petroleum, the US oil and gas explorer, and Videocon, the Indian conglomerate, are to hold an auction for a 20 per...

  7. December 2, 2012

    PTT – off target

    Thailand’s PTT Exploration and Production splashed out in the summer on Cove Energy, a UK-listed explorer sitting on a stake...

  8. beyondbrics

    November 30, 2012

    Thai market comes of age with energy group's $3bn rights issue

    A $3bn equity issue is a big achievement for any company in the current financial enviroment. So it’s a tribute to PTT...

  9. November 30, 2012

    PTT raises $3bn to fund overseas push

    PTT Exploration & Production, Thailand’s biggest oil and gas explorer by market capitalisation, is raising $3bn in the...

  10. beyondbrics

    November 22, 2012

    East Africa oil: smaller explorers hit hurdles

    Independent and small-scale oil companies like to be quick on their feet, beating the energy giants time and again in the...

  11. August 27, 2012

    PTT buys control of Sakari for S$1.2bn

    PTT, Thailand’s biggest energy group by market capitalisation, has made a S$1.2bn ($959m) offer for the remaining 55 per...

  12. August 17, 2012

    Cove shrugs off Shell setback

    Last month’s decision by Royal Dutch Shell to withdraw its interest in Cove Energy wiped 14 per cent off the share price of...

  13. beyondbrics

    August 1, 2012

    Eni adds to Mozambique's offshore allure

    Mozambique’s are the gas fields that just keep giving. Eni, the Italian state-controlled energy group, said on Wednesday it...

  14. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2012

    The African gold rush: tough for the little guy

    Share prices for mining companies in the FTSE were down across the board on Monday by around 3 per cent but one (at time of...

  15. July 20, 2012

    PTT wins battle for control of Cove Energy

    PTT Exploration and Production, Thailand’s biggest gas and oil company by market capitalisation, this week won the battle...

  16. July 19, 2012

    Shell / Anadarko – bigger fish

    Never mind the minnow, talk to the big fish. Earlier this year Shell was keen enough on a gasfield off Mozambique to bid for...

  17. July 18, 2012

    PTT / Cove – Thai ambition

    Notice to bankers: Thailand is prepared to bid big to diversify its energy industry. This was on show this week when PTT...

  18. July 17, 2012

    Thailand’s PTT to invest $3bn in Myanmar

    Thailand’s state-controlled energy company PTT said it will invest up to $3bn in Myanmar as part of its ambitious global...

  19. July 16, 2012

    Cove Energy / Shell

    Cove Energy was always Shell’s to lose. Now it has conceded defeat. The oil and gas multinational made a 195p-a-share cash...

  20. beyondbrics

    July 16, 2012

    Shell / Cove: we're out

    After a bidding war that has gone on almost all year, Shell has on Monday stepped out of the bidding war for Cove Energy....

  21. July 16, 2012

    PTT wins battle for Cove as Shell drops out

    Thailand’s biggest gas and oil company PTT Exploration and Production has won the battle for control of UK-listed Cove...

  22. July 16, 2012

    Shell out of Cove contest

    It’s easy to pay too much in a public auction. You do not even have to be tipsy on Champagne and bidding for Wayne Rooney’s...

  23. July 13, 2012

    Currency movements hit Experian

    Experian was the biggest faller on the FTSE 100 as adverse currency movements hit its revenue, while the wider index was...

  24. July 12, 2012

    Shell extends offer for Cove Energy

    Royal Dutch Shell extended its £1.12bn offer for Cove Energy again on Thursday, bringing it one step closer to a showdown...

  25. July 9, 2012

    PTT extends deadline on Cove bid

    PTT, the Thai state-backed energy group, has extended its recommended £1.22bn bid for Cove Energy once again, challenging...

  26. June 28, 2012

    Shell extends £1.12bn bid for Cove Energy

    Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday extended its £1.12bn bid for Cove Energy a second time, keeping alive a bidding war with...

  27. June 25, 2012

    Ephemeral fortresses

    Angus Russell, chief executive of Shire, is a sand castle builder, like all drug company bosses. The rising tide of generic...

  28. June 14, 2012

    Shell extends deadline for Cove bid

    Royal Dutch Shell has effectively kept its options open for raising its bid for east African gas explorer Cove Energy by...

  29. May 25, 2012

    Cove Energy in lucrative tug-of-war

    Cove Energy, the Africa-focused oil and gas explorer, ended the week still involved in a lucrative tug-of-war between Royal...

  30. May 25, 2012

    Letter from Lex: Let’s make a deal

    As Europe continued its slow-motion disintegration, many companies were busy getting together. US industrial group Eaton...

  31. FT Alphaville

    May 23, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Cove Energy has received another offer: David tells us that Shell had set today, May...

  32. May 23, 2012

    PTT swoops with higher bid for Cove

    Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production has trumped a recommended £1.12bn offer from Royal Dutch Shell for Cove Energy, with...

  33. FT Alphaville

    May 23, 2012

    Cove Energy, after flirting with Shell, gets offered bigger ring

    Shell had set May 23 as the date for acceptance of its April offer of more than £1.1bn for Cove Energy. It could have been...

  34. May 15, 2012

    Big find boosts Mozambique gasfield

    Mozambique’s ambitions of becoming a major exporter of liquefied natural gas have been boosted by the announcement of...

  35. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2012

    Cove's gas find could fire up the bids

    embed4 Cove Energy, the London-listed explorer that is on Royal Dutch Shell’s radar and attracting interest from Asia, may...

  36. May 13, 2012

    Cove chief backs new Aim oil explorer

    John Craven, chief executive of Cove Energy which has recommended a £1.1bn takeover by Royal Dutch Shell, has emerged as...

  37. April 24, 2012

    Small caps: Green policy hits Superglass

    Superglass , the insulation maker, dropped 16.9 per cent to 15p after cautioning that early indications on the Government’s...

  38. April 24, 2012

    Shell /Cove Energy

    Few visitors to Mozambique’s capital Maputo leave without sampling its famed Lourenço Marques prawns. So much for the...

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