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Harvey Gulf Secures PSV Extensions, Fuel Contract

May 11, 2020

U.S. based offshore vessel owner Harvey Gulf International Marine announced Monday it has signed two 18-month contract extensions for two of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered platform supply vessels (PSV), Harvey Liberty and Harvey Freedom…

WesternGeco Wraps OBN Survey at Neptune's Egypt Block

May 07, 2020

Schlumberger's seismic division WesternGeco has completed an ocean bottom nodes (OBN) multiclient survey in the North West El Amal block, offshore Egypt, delivering promising results for further analysis, Neptune Energy, which prefunded the project…

Occidental Posts $2.2B Loss, Deepens Spending Cuts

May 06, 2020

Occidental Petroleum Corp on Tuesday swung to a first-quarter loss on writedowns and charges, and the troubled U.S. oil producer cut its budget for the third time since March in response to a historic oil-price crash.The company has been struggling…

Seafox Hopes GMS Will Reconsider on Takeover Proposal

May 06, 2020

Offshore jack-up rig company Seafox has increased its ownership in rival and takeover target Gulf Marine Services to 16.39 percent by acquiring 9,38 million shares in GMS on the market at a price of 10 pence per share on Tuesday.The Dutch company also made a 'no increase' statement…

Hibiscus in Oil Offtake, Funding Agreement with Trafigura

May 05, 2020

Bursa Malaysia-listed oil and gas firm Hibiscus Petroleum has signed agreements with global oil trader Trafigura for crude offtake and for future financing.The agreements include potential future offtake of crude oil by Trafigura from assets owned/projects undertaken by Hibiscus…

Equinor Hires AGS for North Sea Survey

May 05, 2020

Norwegian seismic survey player Axxis Geo Solutions (AGS) has secured a seismic node survey contract with Norway's Equinor.AGS said Monday that the final agreement had been reached following a letter of intent signed in February.The survey is…

PGS Completes Offshore Survey in Papua New Guinea

Apr 30, 2020

Norwegian seismic data acquisition company PGS has said it has completed the acquisition phase of its Painimaut 3D MultiClient program, offshore Papua New Guinea.Using its Ramform Hyperion seismic survey vessel, PGS has gathered over 6 100 sq…

Shell Cuts Dividend for First Time Since World War Two

Apr 30, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell cut its dividend for the first time since World War Two on Thursday as the energy company retrenched in the face of an unprecedented drop in oil demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.Shell also suspended the next tranche of…

Premier Oil Allowed to Delay Debt Repayment, Raise Equity for BP deal

Apr 29, 2020

A British court on Wednesday approved Premier Oil's plans to extend debt maturities by two years and raise up to $500 million in equity to buy North Sea assets from BP and others, but the deal depends on market conditions, Premier said.Activist hedge fund ARCM…

px Group Buys NRG Well Management

Apr 29, 2020

pX Group, the Stockton-on-Tees-based provider of energy and industrial solutions, has acquired a majority stake in Aberdeen-based NRG Well Management, a provider of well management services to the oil & gas industry.px Group said Wednesday that…

Polarcus Wins Survey Work in Asia Pacific

Apr 29, 2020

Oslo-listed marine seismic services company Polarcus has signed a contract for a survey in the Asia Pacific region.Polarcus said Wednesday that it had received a deal for an XArray marine seismic acquisition project, without disclosing the identity of the client nor the financial details…

NOIA Elects Cobb, McCarroll to Board Leadership Roles

Apr 24, 2020

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Board of Directors has elected Galen Cobb, Vice President of Industry Relations of Halliburton, as Chairman and Matt McCarroll, President & CEO of Fieldwood Energy, as Vice Chairman for the 2020-21 term…

SEC Drops Probe into Shell's Offshore Nigeria Deal

Apr 24, 2020

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has dropped its inquiry into Royal Dutch Shell's 2011 acquisition of an offshore oil block in Nigeria, the Anglo-Dutch company said on Thursday.'The SEC has notified us that it has closed its inquiry into Shell in relation to OPL 245…

Santos Revenue Down. Says Has Strong Liquidity Position

Apr 23, 2020

Australia's Santos Ltd posted a 13% drop in first-quarter revenue on Thursday due to lower realized prices for oil and gas, but said it had sufficient liquidity and debt headroom to weather the recent crude price crash.The country's second-largest…

Scottish Airline Brings Polish, Latvian Workers to North Sea Vessels

Apr 21, 2020

Scotland-based airline Loganair has been awarded charter deals to fly offshore vessel workers from Poland and Latvia to the UK North Sea area, helping clients resolve offshore crew changes problems caused by COVID-19 pandemic.Logainair said…

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