Roc Oil Company

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Roc Oil Company Limited
Industry Petroleum
Fate Acquired by Fosun International
Defunct 2014
Headquarters Sydney, Australia

Roc Oil Company Limited was an international petroleum company based in Sydney, Australia.[1] The company was established in 1997 as a privately owned company by John Doran.[2] In 1999, the company went public with an IPO at the Australian Stock Exchange, and in 2004, Roc was listed on the London Stock Exchange.[1] In 2008, Roc Oil merged with Anzon Australia,[3] and in 2014 China's Fosun International conglomerate acquired Roc for AU$474 million.[4]

Roc operated oil production facilities in Mauritania, Angola, Malaysia, and China, and in 2013, its last full year of independent operation, produced 2.7 million barrels of oil or equivalent products.[4][1][2][5]


  1. ^ a b c "Australia's ROC plans equity issue to finance oil exploration in Angola". Macau Hub. 20 January 2006. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Roc Oil colleagues pay tribute to John Doran, dead at 62". The Australian Business Review. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Roc, Anzon merger approved". Energy News Bulletin. 4 September 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "China's Fosun agrees $441 million takeover of Australia's Roc Oil". Reuters. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Fosun Edges Out Competitor for Australia's Roc Oil". The Wall Street Journal. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 

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