The Western Isles FPSO, which is currently owned by Dana Petroleum, has been sold to NEO Energy in a deal worth $200 million. The sale and purchase agreement was signed by both parties on Monday, November 23.
NEO Energy plans to redeploy the FPSO at the Buchan field redevelopment, which will involve drilling new wells and building new infrastructure to increase production. However, the transaction remains subject to certain conditions before it can be finalized, including a final investment decision and regulatory approval of the Buchan redevelopment project.
This news is significant for both companies involved in the oil and gas industry. Dana Petroleum will receive a significant cash inflow from the sale of its equity in the Western Isles FPSO, while NEO Energy gains access to valuable assets that will help it expand its operations in Scotland.
The sale of the Western Isles FPSO marks a strategic shift for NEO Energy, as it seeks to diversify its portfolio of assets and gain a foothold in Scotland’s thriving oil and gas market. With this acquisition under their belt, NEO Energy is poised to become a major player in offshore energy development in Europe.