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Norway's Oil Fund Should Invest in Fewer Companies, Gov't Says

Apr 09, 2021

Norway's $1.3 trillion wealth fund, the world's largest, should reduce the size of its global company reference index by between 25% and 30% to better follow up companies, primarily by removing small-cap stocks, the finance ministry proposed on Friday…

Halliburton CEO Earned $10 Million More in 2020, Despite Pledge to Cut Pay

Apr 06, 2021

The top executive for oilfield services firm Halliburton Co earned roughly $10 million more in 2020 than the prior year, despite company pledges to reduce executive pay as the coronavirus pandemic crushed the oil industry, according to a regulatory document filed on Tuesday…

BP Expects to Reach $35B Net Debt Target in 1Q

Apr 06, 2021

BP expects to reach its $35 billion net debt target in the first quarter of 2021, the energy group said on Tuesday, following earlier-than-expected proceeds from disposals and a 'very strong' quarter.The company, which had a debt pile of $39 billion at the end of 2020…

Seadrill Asks Creditors to Write Off More Than 85% of its Debts

Apr 05, 2021

Offshore drilling rig contractor Seadrill has asked creditors to write off more than 85% of its debts in exchange for a 99% stake in the reorganized company, a court filing showed.The Oslo-listed firm controlled by Norwegian-born billionaire…

Gulf Marine Services Strikes New Debt Deal with Banks

Apr 01, 2021

Gulf Marine Services, a UAE-based provider of self-propelled, self-elevating support vessels serving the offshore oil, gas, and renewables industries, has struck a deal with banks to reduce the interest rate on its loan.'Under the revised agreement…

Sapura Energy Refinances $2.5B in Debt

Mar 30, 2021

Malaysia's largest oil and gas services provider Sapura Energy on Tuesday said it has refinanced 10.3 billion ringgit ($2.48 billion) of its debt for a period of seven years.The company said the refinancing includes an $820 million term loan facility to be offered by banks in U…

European Investment Bank Grants $412M Loan for French Offshore Wind Farm Project

Mar 26, 2021

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a €350 million (~$412 million) credit line to a consortium building a wind farm off the coast of Courseulles-sur-Mer in France. This financing, granted to the consortium made up of EDF Renouvelables…

Saudi Aramco to Cut Spending as Profit Drops 44.4%

Mar 22, 2021

Saudi Arabian state oil giant Aramco is betting on an Asian-led rebound in energy demand this year after it reported a steep slide in net profit for 2020 on Sunday and scaled back its spending plans.The COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on the company and its global peers in 2020…

Mexico: Government to Absorb Pemex Debt Payments

Mar 19, 2021

Mexico's government will absorb regular debt payments this year for Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador intensifies his efforts to prop up the heavily-indebted state-run oil company.Those so-called debt amortization payments will total over $6 billion in 2021…

New Offshore Wind Service Firm Looking to Raise up to $89M via Private Placement

Mar 18, 2021

Integrated Wind Solutions, a newly formed offshore wind service company owned by Norway's Awilhelmsen investment group, is eyeing a private placement of new shares in the company in connection with a listing on Euronext Growth Oslo, aiming to raise up to $89 million…

Valaris Set to Emerge from Bankruptcy as Reorganization Plan Approved

Mar 05, 2021

Offshore drilling company Valaris, the world's largest by fleet size, has received approval from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas of its prearranged plan of reorganization, and has agreed with Korea's Daewoo to delay deliveries of two newbuild drillships…

Seismic Data Firm CGG Expects Marginal 2021 Revenue Growth

Mar 05, 2021

French oil services group CGG said on Friday it expects its 2021 segment revenue to increase by low single digits from the previous year, mainly driven by growth in its equipment business and a gradual recovery in geoscience from the second-half of the year…

Seadrill Writes Down $2.9B on Its Drilling Rigs. Expects Depressed Demand in 2021

Mar 04, 2021

Offshore drilling rig contractor Seadrill said on Thursday it had taken an additional $2.9 billion non-cash impairment on its assets due to a bleak outlook for the sector, which has reduced demand for its drilling rigs.Seadrill, which in February…

MARKETS: Hedge Funds Sell Oil

Mar 01, 2021

Hedge funds have reduced their position in petroleum futures and options for the first time in 16 weeks, the first weekly net sales since the first successful coronavirus vaccine trials were announced in early November.Hedge funds and other…

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