Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN) has secured control of Norwest Energy (ASX:NWE) with Mineral Resources' voting power increasing to over 50%.

As a result, Norwest shareholders will be offered one fully paid ordinary MinRes share for every 1,300 Norwest shares held.

Mineral Resources says it will seek to appoint a majority of the Directors of Norwest and is urging Norwest shareholders to accept the offer, and benefit from the interim dividend and avoid potential reduction in the price and liquidity of their Norwest shares.