Less than a week after a Chinese-owned company retreated
from its bid to take over an American oil company, another foreign company has
its eyes on an American venture.
AP Moeller-Maersk, a Denmark-based oil and transportation
company, has signed a deal to purchase British North Sea oil and gas interests
from U.S. oil and gas producer Kerr-McGee Corp.
Maersk officials said in a news release that the company
will acquire interests in 10 oil fields with production levels of about 60,000
barrels per day.
Centrica PLC, a British utility company, is also buying four
fields from Kerr-McGee, according to Reuters.
The total value of both deals is estimated at about $3.5