Oilfield Services News


Ithaca Energy Awards Petrofac a 5-Year North Sea Services Contract

Sep 15, 2020

The North Sea-focused oil company Ithaca Energy has signed a 5-year Integrated Services Contract with oilfield services provider Petrofac.Under the contract, Petrofac will provide engineering, construction, maintenance, and offshore manning…

Oilfield Services Giant Weatherford Appoints New CEO

Sep 11, 2020

Oilfield services company Weatherford will appoint Girish K. Saligram as its President and CEO effective October 12, 2020.He will replace the interim CEO Karl Blanchard who took the role after the previous CEO Mark A. McCollum left the company in June…

Oilfield Services Employment Diving to 10-Year Low

Aug 12, 2020

Oilfield services sector is set to reach the lowest total workforce count in over 10 years, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, low oil prices, and cuts in spending by the oil companies.'The oil market turmoil brought on by Covid-19 has…

Leading Service Providers to Help Develop Barryroe Offshore Field

Jul 31, 2020

Irish oil and gas explorer Providence has shared a list of industry-leading service providers that are set to help develop its Barryroe oil and gas field offshore Ireland.Providence has been in Barryroe farm-out discussions with Norway-based SpotOn Energy…

Saipem Paints Gloomy Outlook for the Year

Jul 29, 2020

Italian energy services group Saipem painted a gloomy outlook for the year after reporting a net loss of 616 million euros ($723 million) in the second quarter following writedowns.The company said the industry faced uncertain demand for oil and gas…

Schlumberger Posts Q2 Loss as Oil Rout Leads to $3.7B Charge

Jul 24, 2020

Oilfield services giant Schlumberger NV on Friday reported its second straight quarterly loss after recording a $3.7 billion charge related to thousands of job cuts and a major pipeline outage in Ecuador.The company cut some 21,000 jobs amid…

Struggling Oilfield Services Firms May Find Some Respite in Renewables Markets

Jul 23, 2020

Some oilfield services providers struggling to find work due to the oil industry downturn might replace some of the revenue by providing services in the renewable energy markets. For those in the SURF, maintenance, construction, and installation segments…

Baker Hughes Posts Q2 Loss as Oil Slump Hits Demand

Jul 22, 2020

Baker Hughes Co posted its second consecutive quarterly loss on Wednesday and said it would continue to rein in costs in preparation for a longer period of volatility in oil prices.Oil producers halted the drilling of new wells and drastically…

LEKOIL, GEIL Sign Otakikpo Drilling Services Deals with Schlumberger

Jul 13, 2020

Green Energy International Limited (GEIL) and LEKOIL, the companies comprising Otakikpo JV which operates the Otakikpo field off Nigeria, have executed definitive agreements with Schlumberger for the next phase of the field development offshore Nigeria…

Weatherford CEO Steps Down

Jun 08, 2020

U.S. oilfield services company Weatherford has said that Mark A. McCollum, President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director, has left the company, effective immediately. McCollum, an executive with four decades of experience in the oil and gas industry…

'This could be the one that gets me,' Says Oilfield Service Veteran

May 26, 2020

Tim Harris was preparing to relocate for an assignment with energy services firm Halliburton Co for the fifth time in 15 years when his career came to a halt.A third-generation employee, Harris rose through the ranks at the top shale-oil services provider to oversee oilfield crews…

National Oilwell Varco Suspends Dividend as Capital Becomes Scarce

May 21, 2020

Oilfield services and equipment provider National Oilwell Varco said Wednesday that its Board of Directors elected to suspend the quarterly dividend until further notice.Clay Williams, Chairman, President, and CEO said: 'With the view that capital…

Halliburton Cuts Dividend 75%

May 21, 2020

Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co slashed its quarterly dividend by 75% on Wednesday, the latest move by the company to shore up cash to cope with a dramatic plunge in oil prices that began in March.U.S. oil prices experienced historic drops throughout March and April…

Rystad: Oilfield Services Firms' Market Cap Halved. Offshore Drillers Have it Worst

May 15, 2020

Oilfield services companies have collectively lost almost half of their market capitalization, hit by the combination of the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices, with offshore drillers, in particular, the most affected, Norway's Rystad Energy has said in its analysis released on Friday…

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