Newly-formed Energy Software Intelligence Analytics (ESIA), a provider of strategic and business intelligence services, has acquired Richmond Energy Partners. ESIA is backed by the Energy Ventures private equity. Earlier this year ESIA acquired Hannon Westwood and Novas Consulting. ESIA is on the lookout for more acquisition targets offering ‘unique business intelligence, analytical software solutions and technical insights into the energy industry.’
WoodMac parent Verisk Analytics is acquiring Infield Systems. The deal will ‘enhance upstream supply chain business intelligence and modeling capabilities.’ WoodMac CEO Stephen Halliday described the deal as a ‘small, tuck-in acquisition.’
Willbros Group has sold its professional services unit to TRC Companies for a $130 million cash consideration. Willbros will retain $43 million of the net proceeds to maintain its current liquidity and working capital. The rest will go to pay down loans as a component of an ongoing restructuring.
TGS has acquired Digital Petrodata, a Denver-based provider of GIS data and cloud solutions for E&P companies. DP’s nationwide multi-client database contains ‘every producing oil and gas field, pool, and formation in the US.’ The company’s ‘GeoNews’ service is a spatially located and tagged database of current oil and gas news.
Telular unit SkyBitz has acquired SmartLogix, a provider of petroleum management, inventory and logistics solutions. SmartLogix will integrate SkyBitz’ remote asset tracking and information management offering. Telematics specialist SmartLogix also recently acquired GPS North America and Reltima, both local fleet management solution providers.
Schlumberger has acquired Tulsa Oklahoma-based geochemical logging specialist Fluid Inclusion Technologies. FIT performs laboratory analysis of fluid inclusions and borehole gas analysis on drill sites.
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