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And just like that, Oil Search (ASX:OSH) shares are no more

The ASX waved goodbye to Oil Search this week.

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$22 billion of newly merged Santos shares are fronting the ASX this morning. Here’s what you need to know

The merger of Santos and Oil Search was given its final green light on Friday afternoon.

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What will happen to Oil Search (ASX:OSH) shares following the Santos merger?

What happens to Oil Search shares after today?

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Done deal: Santos (ASX:STO) and Oil Search (ASX:OSH) merger becomes effective

The ASX 200 energy giants' merger will create an industry heavyweight.

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Oil Search (ASX:OSH) share price dips despite PNG court approval of Santos (ASX:STO) merger

Oil Search has passed another key hurdle in its proposed merger with Santos.

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Santos (ASX:STO) share price climbs as merger clears key PNG hurdle

The long-drawn Santos-Oil Search merger gets another step closer today...

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Dividend Payment History Data provided by Morningstar.

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Ex-Date Amount Franking Type Payable
30 Aug 2021 $0.0448 0.00% Interim 21 Sep 2021
02 Mar 2021 $0.0065 0.00% Final 25 Mar 2021
03 Mar 2020 $0.0680 0.00% Final 24 Mar 2020
03 Sep 2019 $0.0733 0.00% Interim 24 Sep 2019
05 Mar 2019 $0.1210 0.00% Final 28 Mar 2019
04 Sep 2018 $0.0278 0.00% Interim 25 Sep 2018
06 Mar 2018 $0.0706 0.00% Final 29 Mar 2018
05 Sep 2017 $0.0422 0.00% Interim 26 Sep 2017
07 Mar 2017 $0.0282 0.00% Final 30 Mar 2017
06 Sep 2016 $0.0130 0.00% Interim 27 Sep 2016
08 Mar 2016 $0.0539 0.00% Final 31 Mar 2016
04 Sep 2015 $0.0863 0.00% Interim 29 Sep 2015
06 Mar 2015 $0.1574 0.00% Special Cash 08 Apr 2015
09 Sep 2014 $0.0218 0.00% Interim 07 Oct 2014
06 Mar 2014 $0.0222 0.00% Final 08 Apr 2014
06 Sep 2013 $0.0214 0.00% Interim 08 Oct 2013
07 Mar 2013 $0.0194 0.00% Final 09 Apr 2013
07 Sep 2012 $0.0191 0.00% Interim 08 Oct 2012
08 Mar 2012 $0.0192 0.00% Final 10 Apr 2012
09 Sep 2011 $0.0195 0.00% Interim 10 Oct 2011
13 Sep 2010 $0.0214 0.00% Interim 11 Oct 2010
14 Sep 2009 $0.0230 0.00% Interim 09 Oct 2009
09 Apr 2009 $0.0556 100.00% Final 07 May 2009

OSH ASX Announcements

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About Oil Search Limited

Oil Search Limited (ASX:OSH) is an oil and gas producer based in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Established in 1929, for the first 40 years of its operations, Oil Search made only a few small gas discoveries in its home country. It wasn’t until major developments in transport and infrastructure during the 1960s provided greater access to the remote highlands that greater opportunities for oil discovery in PNG opened up.

Today, Oil Search operates all of PNG’s producing oil fields. It is also the largest company in PNG and its biggest investor, holding a 29% share of the ExxonMobil-operated PNG LNG Project. In 2018, Oil Search acquired and now operates a portfolio of oil leases in Alaska, United States. The company believes the leases have considerable upside potential and also bring greater diversification to its portfolio of assets.

According to Oil Search, the company continues to work closely with joint venture partners, governments and communities to execute its growth strategy and make meaningful contributions to the lives of Papua New Guineans.

Oil Search listed on the ASX in 1974. It is also listed on the PNG share market and its ADRs trade on the United States over-the-counter market.

The Oil Search share price was hit hard by the march 2020 market crash, falling from highs of over $7.70 in January to lows of under $2 in late March.

Director Transactions Data provided by Morningstar.

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Date Director Type Amount Value Notes
21 Jul 2021 Keiran Wulff Transfer 47 $190,251
Off-market transfer. Assuming 47,092 Direct shares transferred to Indirect shares
21 Jul 2021 Keiran Wulff Transfer 47 $190,251
Off-market transfer. Assuming 47,092 Direct shares transferred to Indirect shares

Directors & Management Data provided by Morningstar.

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Name Title Start Date Profile
Dr Agu Jan Kantsler Non-Executive Director Jul 2010
Dr Kantsler worked with Woodside Petroleum, where he was Executive Vice President Exploration and New Ventures from 1995 to 2009 and Executive Vice President Health, Safety and Security from 2009 to 2010. Before joining Woodside Petroleum, Dr Kantsler had extensive experience with the Shell Group of Companies working in various exploration roles in Australia and internationally. He is the Managing Director of Transform Exploration Pty Ltd and a non-executive director of Central Petroleum Limitied. Dr Kantsler has been a director of Forte Consolidated Limited and Savcor Group Limited. He was a director of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association for 15 years, where he chaired several committees and was Chairman from 2000 to 2002. Dr Kantsler was a member of the Australian Government's Council for Australian Arab Relations from 2003 to 2009. He is a former President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, WA and a former director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is Chair of People and Member of Project and Technology, Corporate Actions and Sustainability Committee.
Mr Richard John Lee Non-Executive DirectorNon-Executive Chairman May 2012
Mr Lee has resource banking and international commercial experience. His previous senior executive roles include 16 years with CSR Limited and nine years in the position of Chief Executive Officer of NM Rothschild Australia Limited. He was the former Chairman of Ruralco Holdings Limited and Salmat Limited, Deputy Chairman of Ridley Corporation Limited and a director of Newcrest Mining Limited, CSR Limited and Wesfarmers General Insurance Limited. Mr Lee is Chair of Corporate Actions, Member of Financial Risk, Sustainability, People and Project and Technology Committee.
Ms Fiona Elizabeth Harris Non-Executive Director Jan 2017
Ms Harris has over twenty five years of experience as a non-executive director, including on a number of internationally-focused listed energy and natural resources companies, and is a former WA State President. Ms Harris is a member of Chief Executive Women and is currently a non-executive director of listed entity BWP Trust. In the past three years she was also a non-executive director of renewable energy company Infigen Energy Limited. Prior to commencing her career as a non-executive director, Ms Harris was a partner at chartered accountants KPMG, working in Perth, San Francisco and Sydney. She is Chair of Financial Risk, Member of People and Corporate Actions Committee.
Dr Eileen Joy Doyle Non-Executive Director Feb 2016
Dr Doyle's career spans the building materials, infrastructure, industrials and logistics sectors, including senior operational roles at BHP Limited and CSR Limited and culminating in her appointment as CEO of CSR's Panel's Division. She is a director of Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure Limited, NEXTDC Limited, Hunter Angels Trust and SWOOP Analytics. Dr Doyle is also a member of the Council of the University of Newcastle. She has previously served on a number of other Boards, including as Deputy Chairman CSIRO and Chairman of Port Waratah Coal Services, and the Knights Rugby League Pty Ltd. She is Chair of Sustainability, Member of Financial Risk, Sustainability, and Project and Technology Committee.
Ms Susan M Cunningham Non-Executive Director Mar 2018
Ms Cunningham has more than 35 years of oil and gas industry experience including senior executive roles at Amoco, Statoil, Texaco, and Noble Energy, where her last role was Executive Vice President responsible for EHSR (Environment, Health, Safety and Regulatory), global exploration and business innovation. Ms Cunningham is also a director of Enbridge Inc and Whiting Petroleum Corporation. She is Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Dean of Science and McMaster University and works with leadership company Candeo Partners. Recently Ms Cunningham was an advisor for Darcy Partners. Ms Cunningham served on the Board of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) from 2003 to 2008 and was Chair of the OTC from 2009 to 2011. She was also a director of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc from 2005 to 2014. She is Member of Project and Technology and Financial Risk and Sustainability Committee.
Mr Michael Utsler Non-Executive Director Apr 2021
Mr Musje Werror Non-Executive Director Feb 2021
Mr Werror has over 20 years of leadership experience in the mining and resources sector in Papua New Guinea. In June 2020, he was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ok Tedi Mining Limited. He was formerly Deputy CEO and General Manager External Relations. Musje commenced his long career at Ok Tedi as a graduate in 1988 and previously held various roles and responsibilities including leading community relations in Western Province, PNG. Musje is currently Chairman of Ok Tedi Development Foundation and the Western Province Health Authority. He is also a Council Member of the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum.
Mr Michael J Drew Executive Vice President Corporate & General CounselCompany Secretary Aug 2019
Mr Peter Fredricson Acting Chief Executive Officer Jul 2021
Peter Fredricson Acting Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Gardiner Chief Financial Officer
Bruce Dingeman Executive Vice President & President Alaska
Diego Fettweis Executive Vice President Commercial
Michael Drew Executive Vice President Corporate & General Counsel
Michael J Drew Executive Vice President Corporate & General CounselCompany Secretary
Bart Lismont Executive Vice President PNG Development & Operations
Elizabeth (Beth) White Executive Vice President Sustainability & Technology

Top Shareholders Data provided by Morningstar.

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Name Shares Capital
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 697,533,070 33.57%
J P Morgan Nominees Australia Pty Limited 574,086,204 27.63%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited 175,972,401 8.47%
National Nominees Limited 126,056,872 6.07%
BNP Paribas Nominees Ny Ltd <Agency Lending Drp A/C> 82,880,149 3.99%
BNP Paribas Noms Pty Ltd <Drp> 34,924,888 1.68%
Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited 16,482,507 0.79%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited <Colonial First State Inv A/C> 10,505,264 0.51%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited <Nt Comnwlth Super Corp A/C> 9,109,580 0.44%
Argo Investments Limited 7,371,125 0.35%
UBS Nominees Pty Ltd 6,967,566 0.34%
National Superannuation Fund Limited 6,171,998 0.30%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited A/C 2 4,893,474 0.24%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited GSCO ECA 3,546,454 0.17%
Djerriwarrh Investments Limited 3,363,887 0.16%
Netwealth Investments Limited <Wrap Services Mc> 3,181,791 0.15%
National Nominees Limited <N A/C> 3,125,000 0.15%
Bond Street Custodians Limited <Cockej F01832 A/C> 3,086,208 0.15%
BNP Paribas Noms (NZ) Ltd <Drp> 3,019,767 0.15%
Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited (I) 2,702,655 0.13%