A buyout would be awesome but there really isn't a way i see it happening unless BRK decides to buy. SLB would be the only company with the resources but I doubt the deal is even possible. HAL is too small to be a buyer for sure. Back to Mr. Buffet, I just don't see him getting that deep into the business. He would rather buy the cheap shares and hold for the future then try and take the business on. He did rails but that's a pretty friendly business to own and I doubt they want to lump the risk of being an offshore driller in with the rest of the business for "macando" reasons.