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Aker BP's Q1 Operating Profit Lags

Apr 26, 2019

Norway's Aker BP, an oil firm partly owned by BP, posted on Friday a bigger than expected fall in operating earnings in first quarter, after impairments in the Ula area of the North Sea and higher exploration costs.Chief Executive Karl Johnny…

Sete Brasil Finally Ready for Driller Auction

Apr 26, 2019

In late January 2019 Sete Brasil launched a public announcement for the sale of the drillships Arpoador and Guarapari and the semi-submersibles Urca and Frade. However, the auction ended up being postponed. All four are being built locally at the Jurong and Brasfels shipyards…

Anadarko Quarterly Profit Slides 7.2%

Apr 25, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum Corp,which is the target of a bidding war between Occidental Petroleum Corp and Chevron Corp, reported a 7.2 percent fall in adjusted quarterly profit on Thursday, as it sold oil at lower prices.The oil and gas producer said adjusted net income fell to $259 million…

Petrobras to Record $326 Mln Writedown Due to Rig Dispute

Apr 25, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA will record a 1.3 billion-real ($326 million) provision in its first-quarter results due to an ongoing dispute with a bankrupt rig lessor, it said on Thursday.In a securities filing, Petrobras…

Sparrows Group Bags UKCS Contract Renewals

Apr 25, 2019

Sparrows Group reports it has secured North Sea contract renewals worth an estimated £30 million ($38.6 million) in revenue in the first quarter of 2019.The renewed agreements with two major operators in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) are for…

ExxonMobil Adds Acreage Offshore Namibia

Apr 24, 2019

ExxonMobil has grown its footprint in the deep waters offshore Namibia, adding approximately 28,000 square kilometers of exploration acreage in in the frontier region, the supermajor said on Wednesday.ExxonMobil said it signed an agreement with…

Op/Ed: A Transformed Landscape for Service Providers

Apr 24, 2019

There is a quiet but confident sense of growing optimism about prospects for the oil and gas market. The industry is now a far cry from 2015’s oil price crash that led to widespread decommissioning and lay-offs. Whilst operators are still facing volatile markets…

Eni Q1 Profit Misses Forecast

Apr 24, 2019

Italian energy group Eni stuck to its production growth targets for the year on Wednesday, as it reported profits for the first quarter coming in below market expectations.Adjusted net profit in the quarter rose 4 percent to 992 million euros ($1…

Occidental Tops Chevron's Bid for Anadarko

Apr 24, 2019

Occidental Petroleum Corp on Wednesday started the first takeover battle for a major oil company in years, offering $38 billion for Anadarko Petroleum Corp, a bid that topped a $33 billion offer by Chevron Corp.Both suitors are offering a premium…

Archer Wins Contract from Chevron

Apr 23, 2019

Archer announced Tuesday it has been awarded a contract to provide platform drilling services for Chevron in the UK sector of the North Sea.Under the deal, Archer it will provide offshore operations and maintenance supervision on the Alba Northern and Captain platforms…

In Norway, a Jobs Heyday

Apr 23, 2019

It’s official. The North Sea rim is hiring again — in numbers.The independents, the supermajors, Oslo’s national oil champion and the supply chain are hiring 20-something’s looking for “dream jobs”. The oil minnows (super-experienced oil players with skeleton staffs) are also hiring all they need…

Murphy Oil to Buy LLOG's GoM Assets

Apr 23, 2019

Oil and gas producer Murphy Oil Corp said on Tuesday it would buy Gulf of Mexico assets from LLOG Exploration Offshore and LLOG Bluewater Holdings for at least $1.38 billion in cash in a move to strengthen its position in the region that saw record production last year…

Halliburton Sees Offshore Spending Surge

Apr 22, 2019

Oilfield service provider Halliburton Co said on Monday it expects international offshore spending to rise 14 percent in 2019, double the estimates given by sector leader Schlumberger NV for international markets overall.Schlumberger said last…

Eni to Operate Block A Off Ras Al Khaimah

Apr 22, 2019

Eni has signed an exploration and production sharing agreement with the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, the Italian oil company's latest expansion in the Middle East.The agreement covers Block A offshore Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven United Arab Emirates (UAE)…

Sonangol Plans to Downsize

Apr 22, 2019

Angola's state oil company Sonangol plans to divest 52 joint ventures, reduce staff and focus on its core business, part of an ongoing reorganization and package of reforms designed to lure back investors, its chairman said on Friday.'We are going to sell…

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