Premier Oil to buy BP North Sea assets for $625 mln

LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Premier Oil is set to buy stakes in North Sea oilfields Andrew and Shearwater from BP for $625 million and increase its stake in the Tolmount gas project buying a bigger stake from Dana for $191 million, Premier said on Tuesday.

It also said it had extended its debt maturity timeline to the end of November 2023. (Reporting by Shadia Nasralla; editing by Jason Neely)


Reuters Breakingviews is the world's leading source of agenda-setting financial insight. As the Reuters brand for financial commentary, we dissect the big business and economic stories as they break around the world every day. A global team of about 30 correspondents in New York, London, Hong Kong and other major cities provides expert analysis in real time.

Sign up for a free trial of our full service at and follow us on Twitter @Breakingviews and at All opinions expressed are those of the authors.