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Bourbon Offshore Files for Reorganization

Jul 29, 2019

French offshore services giant Bourbon Corporation's existing liabilities amount to 900 million euros, or just over $1 billion, according to sources. It is is in serious danger of bankruptcy now that a group of creditors has demanded immediate payment of outstanding debt…

Chevron Cleared to Stay in Venezuela

Jul 26, 2019

The Trump administration said on Friday it has renewed Chevron Corp's license to drill for oil and gas in Venezuela despite sanctions, signaling it sees value in having the U.S. oil producer operate in a country on the verge of economic and political collapse…

Chevron 'Hopeful' in Venezuela

Jul 25, 2019

Chevron Corp, the last U.S. oil company operating in Venezuela, said on Thursday it hopes to be able to remain in the Latin American nation as the Trump administration mulls whether to renew its license, expiring on Saturday, to do business there…

Nigeria State Oil Firm Withholds Eni Payments

Jul 25, 2019

Nigeria's state oil firm said on Wednesday it had suspended cash call repayments to Eni for three months and did not plan to renew some of the Italian firm's asset licences.The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) owes billions of dollars to international oil companies…

Tanzania State Oil Company Chief Reinstated

Jul 23, 2019

The former head of Tanzania's state company oil is being reinstated by Tanzanian President John Magufuli, after the executive was suspended in 2016 over claims of abuse of office, the presidency said.James Mataragio, who was the managing director…

Vaalco Exits Angola

Jul 22, 2019

Oil and as firm Vaalco Energy has paid a US$4.5 million settlement fee to Angola National Agency of Petroleum, Gas, and Biofuels (ANPG), for offshore block termination.The Houston-based independent energy company said that the settlement finalized the termination of Vaalco’s rights…

Eni Allegedly Tried to Sway Witness in Nigeria

Jul 18, 2019

Officials from Eni sought to convince a witness, a former Eni manager, to withdraw some statements he made during investigations into a Nigerian corruption case involving the Italian oil group, a court heard on Wednesday.Prosecutor Fabio De Pasquale made the comment in a trial hearing into the case…

Eni CEO Sues Lawyer for Defamation

Jul 17, 2019

The head of Italian oil group Eni has sued a former legal adviser to the company for defamation after excerpts of the lawyer's written testimony relating to a Nigerian corruption case were published in several newspapers on Wednesday.Eni said…

Vineyard Wind to Fight Against Rejection

Jul 16, 2019

The developer of the 800-MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind project in the US will request a superseding order from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to overturn denial of the project’s application before the Edgartown Conservation Commission…

Turkey Plans to Continue Drilling off Cyprus

Jul 14, 2019

Turkey will continue drilling for gas in waters off Cyprus if the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government does not accept a cooperation proposal put forward by Turkish Cypriots, Ankara's foreign minister said on Sunday.Mevlut Cavusoglu…

EU Threatens Turkey with Sanctions over Cyprus Drilling

Jul 11, 2019

The European Union is set to curb contacts and funding for Ankara in retaliation for what it calls Turkey's 'illegal' drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus and stands ready to ramp up sanctions further, a draft statement seen by Reuters shows…

Maersk Firm to Buy Wind Turbine Supplier

Jul 10, 2019

A.P. Moller Holding, which controls Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk will acquire Danish wind turbine supplier KK Group, it said on Wednesday, in a first step into the renewable energy industry.The acquisition marks a new direction for the family-owned company…

Total Fined for North Sea Chemical Discharge

Jul 09, 2019

Denmark has fined French oil and gas major Total 500,000 Danish crowns ($75,145) for the discharge of chemicals in the North Sea by a company it bought in 2017, Danish broadcaster DR said on Tuesday.Maersk Oil, the former oil unit of shipping giant A…

Brazil Searches Sembcorp Yard in Graft Probe

Jul 03, 2019

Singaporean rig builder Sembcorp Marine said on Wednesday that authorities had searched its shipyard in Brazil as part of a graft investigation, sending its shares lower and underlining the staying power of Brazil's ongoing 'Car Wash' corruption probe…

EnscoRowan Changes its Name to Valaris

Jul 03, 2019

UK-based offshore drilling contractor EnscoRowan announced that it will change its name to Valaris, effective July 31, 2019.The London-headquartered firm said in a stock exchange announcement that its ordinary shares will trade under the new ticker symbol VAL following its name change…

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