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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…

Federal Judge Orders Keystone XL Pipeline Review

Aug 16, 2018

A federal judge in Montana on Wednesday ordered the U.S. State Department to do a full environmental review of a revised route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, possibly delaying the project's construction and dealing the latest setback for Canada's TransCanada Corp…

Fred. Olsen Energy edges closer to financial restructuring

Aug 07, 2018

Norwegian drillship and rig operator Fred. Olsen Energy, owner of the yard that built the RMS Titanic, is considering a debt and equity restructuring that would almost wipe out the value of its current shares, the company said.With debt and liabilities of more than $840 million at the end of June…

Oil Majors Win Dismissal of New York City Climate Lawsuit

Jul 20, 2018

A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by New York City seeking to hold major oil companies liable for climate change caused by carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels.In dismissing the city's claims against Chevron Corp , BP Plc, ConocoPhillips…

Tidewater and GulfMark Announce Merger

Jul 16, 2018

Tidewater Inc. and GulfMark Offshore, Inc. announced Monday that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine the two companies, creating the industry’s largest owner of offshore support…

Brazil Charges Former Vantage Drilling Chief with Corruption

Jul 13, 2018

Brazilian federal prosecutors on Thursday charged the former chief executive of U.S. oil services company Vantage Drilling with corruption and money laundering, accusing him of offering $31 million in bribes to public officials.Federal prosecutors…

Equinor Acquires Energy Trader Danske Commodities

Jul 08, 2018

Norwegian oil and gas major Equinor, formerly Statoil, is acquiring the Danish energy trading company, Danske Commodities for EUR 400 million (USD 470 mln). 'Equinor has reached agreement to buy 100% of the shares in Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities (DC) for EUR 400 million…

BP to Boost Stake in UK's 'Giant' Clair Field

Jul 04, 2018

BP announced that it has entered into agreements with ConocoPhillips that will significantly increase its holding in the Clair field, a core asset of BP’s North Sea business in the UK, while also selling its non-operating interest in the Kuparuk and satellite oilfields in Alaska…

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