WorldOil Keppel acquires Cameron's offshore rigs business Keppel Offshore and Marine USA has completed acquisition of Cameron's offshore rigs business, which comprises the LETOURNEAU jackup rig designs, rig kit business, and aftermarket services for $100 million. Statoil drills dry well in North Sea Statoil Petroleum, operator of PL72 B, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 16/7-11 located near the Sleipner Øst field in the North Sea. The well is dry. Maersk gets approval for $4.5 billion U.K. North Sea gas field A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S won U.K. approval for a $4.5 billion development plan for the Culzean natural gas field as the Danish company tries to ramp up output at its energy division. Oman considers importing LNG as domestic gas use surges Oman may start importing to meet surging domestic energy demand, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, a shift in trade that would make it the fourth Arab country in the oil-rich Persian Gulf to buy LNG. Eni discovers 30 Tcf gas field in Mediterranean offshore Egypt Eni has discovered a “super giant” natural gas field offshore Egypt in what the Italian oil company said is the largest find in the Mediterranean Sea. Alberta regulator orders 95 Nexen pipelines shut down after leak The Alberta Energy Regulator has ordered the immediate suspension of 15 pipeline licenses issued to Nexen, the Canadian unit of China’s Cnooc Ltd., after finding “noncompliant activities” at the company’s Long Lake oil-sands operations. Halliburton believers stand to win big betting on Baker Hughes deal Traders willing to bet the biggest oil-services deal can survive regulatory scrutiny stand to rake in more than $3 billion in profit. OEG Offshore U.S. arm merges with Gulf coast equipment provider OEG Offshore, a global provider of cargo carrying units (CCUs) and A60 modules to the oil and gas industry, has announced the merger of its U.S. business with Louisiana-based oilfield equipment provider Cameron Rental and Tank Inc. (CRT). IKM Testing acquires Oceaneering’s machining, cutting business The IKM Group announced Friday that IKM Testing has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Oceaneering’s Norwegian onsite machining and cutting business. Citigroup’s Morse says WTI under $30 needed to curb output After tumbling to six-year lows, U.S. benchmark oil prices must fall even further before producers begin reining in production, according to Ed Morse, head of global commodity research at Citigroup Inc. McDermott bags its largest Middle East contract from Saudi Aramco McDermott International has been awarded a lump sum contract by Saudi Aramco for brownfield work in various fields offshore Saudi Arabia.