Offshore Shale News


Marathon Oil Cuts Capex For Second Time in a Month

Apr 08, 2020

U.S. oil company Marathon Oil has decided to cut its 2020 CAPEX further, for the second time in less than a month.The company, with assets in the U.S. onshore plays such as Bakken and Eagle Ford, and in Equatorial Guinea offshore space, one Wednesday revised its 2020 capital budget to $1…

BP Cuts Spending by Quarter, Lowers Oil production

Apr 01, 2020

BP on Wednesday cut its 2020 spending plans by 25% and will reduce output from its U.S. shale oil and gas business in the face of the collapse in oil prices triggered by the coronavirus outbreak.BP and other big oil and gas companies are having…

ExxonMobil Calls for Tighter Methane Regulations

Mar 03, 2020

ExxonMobil on Tuesday called for tighter regulation of the greenhouse gas methane and offered up its own in-house rules as a model for companies and lawmakers worldwide.The largest U.S. oil company laid out the guidelines it follows - some of…

Upstream Sector Leads O&A M&A in 2019

Feb 11, 2020

A latest research revealed that the upstream sector accounted for the bulk of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the global oil and gas industry in 2019, generating some high-value transactions during the process.According to GlobalData's theme report…

Equinor Sticks to 2019 Output Forecast

Oct 24, 2019

Equinor's third-quarter profit fell by more than expected on Thursday after a significant decline in the volume and price of natural gas sold to Europe, although the Norwegian firm reiterated its forecast for flat 2019 production.Shares in Oslo-listed Equinor were up 2…

Halliburton Promises Cost Cuts

Oct 21, 2019

Halliburton Co on Monday promised more cost cuts after reporting a bigger-than-expected drop in quarterly revenue as the oilfield services looks to counter weak demand from North American shale producers, sending its shares up about 7%.The biggest hydraulic fracking services provider…

Oil, Gas Jobs Moves from Shale to Offshore

Jul 31, 2019

With offshore market gaining momentum the main driver of employment is shifting from shale to offshore.According to new analysis by energy research firm Rystad Energy, increased activity in onshore shale basins such as the Permian in the US…

CNPC to Develop New Shale Oilfield

Feb 28, 2019

China's state-owned CNPC has started developing a new offshore shale oilfield near the Bohai Rim Basin, the company said via its official newspaper on Thursday.CNPC aims to produce 50,000 tonnes of shale oil from the Bohai Rim Basin in 2019…

US Crude Inventory Remains High

Feb 12, 2019

U.S. crude inventory has been hovering between 430 and 450 million barrels since early December — and remains around 6% above the five year average for this time of year.But there are indications that crude supply is beginning to decrease. U…

Apache Cuts 2019 Capital Spending

Feb 07, 2019

U.S. oil and gas company Apache Corp said on Thursday it expects to spend much less on exploration and production this year than originally planned, becoming the latest shale producer to cut capital spending amid a fall in crude prices.Apache set a capital budget for oil production of $2…

Offshore Service Market to Outspace Onshore Shale

Jan 17, 2019

Spending on the offshore service sector will outpace spending on the onshore shale sector this year, said Rystad Energy.According to Rystad's Oilfield Service Research report, service companies exposed to the offshore subsea market and the maintenance…

Chrysaor Sets Sights on Chevron's North Sea Assets

Dec 13, 2018

Private equity-backed oil firm Chrysaor has hired advisers ahead of talks to buy Chevron's British North Sea oil and gas fields for over $2.5 billion, industry and banking sources said.Chrysaor has signed up investment banks Jefferies and BMO…

Chevron Will Boost Capital Spending in 2019

Dec 07, 2018

Chevron Corp plans to spend $20 billion next year on oil and natural gas projects, the second-largest U.S. oil producer said on Thursday in a statement, its first increase in four years.Its 2019 capital spending budget is at the high end of…

Crude Oil Inventory Update

Nov 22, 2018

Crude inventory build has reared its head again. And fears of an oil glut returning have sent oil prices south.According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), OECD oil stocks increased by 58.1 million barrels in Q3 2018, the largest gain since 2015…

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