In what was described as its most groundbreaking acquisition, Australian energy company Oil Search Ltd. said it was taking a big step into Alaskan oil. “We’re ready to walk you through one of the most exciting acquisitions we’ve done,” Managing Director Peter Botten said in a conference call with reporters. The company said Wednesday it took on oil assets that Botten said were “particularly attractive” for $400 million in a buy that gives Oil Search a way to balance its core portfolio in Papua New Guinea. The company will take on the role of operator in June 2018, after buying assets in the North Slope from Armstrong Energy LLC and GMT Exploration Co. The Australian company said the North Slope was […]