Bid good for Oil Search, bad for Woodside: analyst

MOST analysts were quick to write off Woodside Petroleum’s all-scrip offer for Oil Search as being a little on the cheap side and not in Oil Search’s best interest, a view shared by the Papua New Guinea government and the company’s board, but at least one person outside Woodside considered the offer good for Oil Search.

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Morningstar senior resources analyst Mark Taylor said in a note on Friday that the offer was, in fact, good for the PNG-focused company and would harm Woodside.

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