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UOS Completes Acquisition of UOS Support and Hartmann Offshore

Oct 22, 2018

German offshore industry service provider United Offshore Support (UOS) announced that it has completed its acquisition of the commercial and technical-nautical management businesses of both UOS United Offshore Support and Hartmann Offshore…

Bpifrance, TechnipFMC File Complaint Against Naval Group

Oct 17, 2018

French state-owned bank Bpifrance and oil services company TechnipFMC have filed a complaint against Naval Group for willful misrepresentation, a source close to the matter told Reuters, confirming a story in Challenges magazine.The complaint…

Tidewater, Gulfmark Announce Filing of Definitive Proxy Statement

Oct 17, 2018

Parties say transaction could close on or about November 15, 2018.Offshore services providers Tidewater and GulfMark Offshore announced today the filing of the joint definitive proxy statement and prospectus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange…

Several US States Likely Withheld from Offshore Drilling Plan

Oct 17, 2018

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has hinted to at least six coastal states that he will keep their waters out of a looming plan to expand U.S. offshore drilling, telling some they lack enough oil to be included anyway, according to state officials and transcripts from public hearings…

Shell Sees Nigeria Corruption Trial Lasting Many Months

Oct 11, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell expects a landmark corruption trial over a Nigerian oil deal to last many months, warning staff of continued critical media coverage in the $1.3 billion case, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.Shell's Legal Director…

US Grants BP, Serica Licence to Run Iran-owned North Sea Field

Oct 09, 2018

BP and Serica Energy received a conditional licence from U.S. authorities to continue operating a North Sea gas field partly owned by Iran's national oil company, Serica said in a statement.The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control extended a licence for U…

Gulf Island Shipyards Sues Hornbeck Offshore

Oct 08, 2018

Gulf Island Shipyards (GIS) has sued Hornbeck Offshore over what it says is the wrongful termination of two shipyard construction contracts for the final two vessels in the company's fifth offshore support vessel (OSV) newbuild program earlier this year…

Precision Drilling to Buy Trinidad Drilling in $1.03 billion Deal

Oct 08, 2018

Calgary-based oil and gas driller Precision Drilling Corporation said it would Trinidad Drilling Ltd in a deal valued at $1.03 billion, trumping a hostile bid from Ensign Energy Services.A press release from the Canada's largest contract drilling…

Seaspan to Invest $200 Mln into Offshore Vessel Owner Swiber

Oct 04, 2018

Singapore-based offshore contractor Swiber has signed a $200 million deal with box ship player Seaspan Corporation, just days after it announced the expiry of a term sheet for a share swop arrangement with Australian power generation firm, Interlink Power & Energy Holdings…

Sakhalin-1 Consortium to Pay $230 mln to Rosneft

Sep 28, 2018

Russia's Sakhalin-1 consortium, led by ExxonMobil, has agreeed to pay $230 million to Russian energy giant Rosneft as part of an out-of-court settlement, the managing director of consortium partner ONGC Videsh told Reuters on Friday.The deal…

Petrobras to Pay $853 Mln US Fine in Car Wash Probe

Sep 27, 2018

Petróleo Brasileiro SA will pay an $853.2 million fine to settle U.S. criminal charges the Brazilian state-run oil company bribed politicians and then sought to conceal the payments, the Justice Department said on Thursday.The settlement with U…

Samsung Heavy in Talks to Resolve Nigeria Industry Zone Dispute

Sep 14, 2018

The Nigerian arm of Samsung Heavy Industries is in talks to resolve a court action launched by an industrial zone in the west African country where the company has been building a floating oil platform for Total, Samsung Heavy said on Friday…

SBM Offshore to Pay Additional Fines to Petrobras

Sep 05, 2018

SBM Offshore has reached a settlement to pay additional leniency fines of 200 million reais ($48.27 million) to Brazil's state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Brazilian prosecutors said on Wednesday.As a result of a long-running corruption investigation…

U.S. Shale Producer Magnolia Looks to Triple Market Footprint

Aug 29, 2018

U.S. oil producer Magnolia Oil & Gas Corp aims to at least triple in market valuation in coming years as it develops shale acreage across eastern and southern Texas, Chief Executive Steve Chazen said on Wednesday.Magnolia's shares have rallied…

PDVSA to Resume Use of Caribbean Oil Terminal

Aug 21, 2018

Venezuela's PDVSA and NuStar Energy LP have reached an agreement over outstanding storage fees, allowing the state-run company to resume use of a key storage terminal in the Caribbean, the U.S. energy firm said on Monday.NuStar had suspended PDVSA several times since 2017 from using its St…

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