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Jadestone Energy (formerly Mitra Energy) has revealed plans to issue shares to raise $95m in a private placement.

Two existing institutional shareholders, directors, and senior management will subscribe to shares worth $46m in the placement.

Proceeds from the placement will be used by Jadestone to acquire the Montara oil project, partially fund the Stag infill well, and for general corporate purposes.

Jadestone Energy Inc has simultaneously signed an agreement to purchase 100% interest in the Montara oil project from PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd for $355m.

The Montara oil project lies in the production licences AC/L7 and AC/L8 (Montara Titles), offshore Australia in the Timor Sea.

Based in Singapore, Jadestone Energy is an oil and gas production, development and exploration company. PTTEP Australasia, also known as Ashmore Cartier, is a subsidiary of Thailand-based petroleum exploration and production company PTT Exploration and Production Public Co Ltd (PTTEP).

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Built in 2007, the Soehanah is a Panama-flagged jack-up rig with a length of 236ft and width of 223ft.

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The shareholders of GulfMark will receive 1.1 common stock shares of Tidewater for each share unit of GulfMark held.

GulfMark shareholders will receive 27% interest in the combined company, which is expected to be valued at $1.25bn.

The transaction aims to strengthen the footprint of the combined company’s operations.