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UK Offshore Workers Accept New Pay Offer

Jan 08, 2019

Oil workers accepted an improved pay offer by the Offshore Contractors Association to 2,500 union members, the Unite union said, a move which removes the threat of strike in the British North Sea which is home to the Brent crude benchmark.'Unite Scotland's 2…

Petrobras Selling $803 Mln in Local Debt

Jan 08, 2019

Petroleo Brasileiro SA is selling up to three series of local unsecured bonds to raise 3 billion reais ($803 million), the Brazilian state-run oil firm said in a securities filing on Tuesday.The debt will mature in 7 to 10 years, depending on the series…

Hedge Fund Opposes Rowan Sale to Ensco

Jan 07, 2019

Hedge fund Canyon Capital Advisors has warned it would vote against the $2.38 billion sale of offshore driller Rowan Companies Plc to rival Ensco Plc, casting doubt on a combination that had signaled optimism about the future of offshore exploration…

TechX: Pioneering and Accelerating

Jan 07, 2019

With just under a month left to apply for this year’s cohort of our technology accelerator program, TechX Pioneers, it’s a great time to celebrate the successes of the class of 2018, as well as look forward to the opportunities ahead.In March…

Equinor Opens Digital Operations Centers

Jan 07, 2019

Equinor on Monday announced the official opening of its two new digital operations centers established to support Equinor’s installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).The two new centers at Sandsli in Bergen, opened Monday by petroleum and energy minister Kjell-Børge…

Danos Secures GoM Contracts

Jan 07, 2019

Danos announced Monday it has secured a contract with Equinor for production operation support on its Titan SPAR platform, located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.The Equinor project began late 2018 and employs production personnel on the floating…

A 'Chicago Boy' Takes the Reins at Petrobras

Jan 04, 2019

Depending on who you ask, Roberto Castello Branco, the new chief executive of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA, will either save the indebted oil major - or strip it to the bone.Tapped by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who took power on Tuesday…

SeaRoc Supports Merkur Commissioning

Jan 03, 2019

Marine Coordination Services BV will utilize SeaPlanner software during all operational marine coordination activities for commissioning of the 396MW Merkur Offshore Wind Farm.The marine management system has been selected as part a strategic partnership between U…

DNO Requires Fewer Faroe Shareholders to Back Bid

Jan 03, 2019

Norwegian oil company DNO said on Thursday that it now requires only 50 percent of Faroe Petroleum shareholders to back its takeover bid after it lifted its stake in the UK firm, boosting the chances the hostile offer will go through.Shares in both companies jumped after DNO's statement…

Bourbon Advises of General Waiver Renewal with Lenders

Jan 03, 2019

Bourbon has announced the renewal of the general waiver with its leasers and debt holders representing the majority of the group’s debt, thus allowing it to suspend the payments of its loans and debt.According to Bourbon, the waiver allows it to stay focused on its operational priorities…

Miller Takes Over as Halliburton Chairman

Jan 02, 2019

Oilfield services provider Halliburton announced that its board of directors has appointed president and chief executive officer Jeff Miller as chairman of the board, effective January 1, 2019, following the retirement of executive chairman Dave Lesar on December 31…

Medco Energi's Potential Deal with Ophir Seen as Diversification Play

Jan 02, 2019

Medco Energi Internasional Tbk PT would boost its valuations and gain access to international assets if its potential takeover of London-listed Ophir Energy occurs, analysts said on Wednesday.Medco confirmed this week that it was in talks with…

Ophir Gets Takeover Interest from Medco Energi

Dec 31, 2018

Britain's Ophir Energy said on Monday it is in discussions for a possible all-cash takeover offer with a unit of Indonesia's Medco Energi Internasional Tbk PT.Ophir, an upstream oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Asia and Africa…

Ørsted Tapped for Connecticut Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 31, 2018

Denmark based Ørsted has been selected by Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to move forward to negotiate a fixed-price power purchase agreement (PPA) with the state’s power distribution companies for 0.42TWh (terawatt…

Oceaneering, F&M Partner in Pakistan

Dec 28, 2018

Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that its subsidiary Oceaneering International GmbH has partnered with F&M Private Ltd (F&M Inspections) to explore opportunities to collaborate on asset integrity projects within Pakistan.The strategic…

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