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ExxonMobil Posts Biggest Quarterly Profit in Over a Year

Jul 30, 2021

Exxon Mobil on Friday posted its biggest quarterly profit in more than a year that also topped analysts' estimates as demand for oil, gas and chemicals rebounded, quelling some investor concerns over its recent weak performance.The company's…

Saipem Posts 1H Loss. Expects Sales Pick-up in 2H

Jul 30, 2021

Italian energy services group Saipem on Friday forecast a sales pick-up in the second half after posting an operating loss in the first six months, hurt by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and problems with a wind project.The group posted…

Offshore Wind Turbine Maker Siemens Gamesa Posts Quarterly Loss

Jul 30, 2021

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa posted a loss for the three months to June on Friday and confirmed a warning it made earlier this month that its profit margin could be negative over the full year.The world's biggest maker of the huge offshore generators…

Kent Acquires Majority of SNC-Lavalin's Oil and Gas Business

Jul 30, 2021

Bluewater-backed energy services firm Kent, formerly known as Kentech, has completed the acquisition of the majority of SNC-Lavalin’s oil and gas division, with a minority portion to follow at a later date. 'The Company now harnesses the strength…

Subsea Tech Firm Ashtead Appoints Chief Technology Officer

Jul 28, 2021

Ashtead Technology has appointed Graham Clark to the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to accelerate its technology and digitalization strategy.The subsea equipment rental and solutions provider for the offshore energy industry…

Ex-Marathon Oil Exec Joins Helix Energy Solutions

Jul 26, 2021

Houston-based offshore well intervention firm Helix Energy Solutions has appointed T. Mitch Little as a new member of the board of directors.Little, 58, served as Executive Vice President – Operations for Marathon Oil Corporation from August 2016 until his retirement in December 2020…

Schlumberger Issues Bullish Forecast as 2Q Profit Beats Estimates

Jul 23, 2021

Oilfield services giant Schlumberger NV issued a bullish forecast for 2021 on Friday as second-quarter profit topped estimates due to surging margins, with a rebound in oil prices boosting demand for its software and equipment.Global crude prices…

Ex-ROVOP Man Joins Maersk Training to Drive UK Growth

Jul 21, 2021

Maersk Training has named a new UK head of commercial to drive its growth and increase its safety offering for the energy industry.Based in Aberdeen, Paul Hudson will oversee sales, commercial and marketing activities for the company. He will work with UK managing director…

Oil Search Says Boss Resigns for Health Reasons

Jul 19, 2021

Oil Search Managing Director Keiran Wulff has resigned 17 months after taking charge over a long-term medical condition that the Papua New Guinea-focused company said had recently deteriorated.The board had been in discussions with Wulff over complaints about his behavior…

Equinor Books Vela Drillship from Aquadrill for Gulf of Mexico Drilling

Jul 16, 2021

Aquadrill, a drilling company formerly known as Seadrill Partners, said Thursday it had secured a one-well contract with Equinor for the Vela drilling rig in the US Gulf of Mexico. 'The rig will be managed and operated by Seadrill Limited. The…

Siem Offshore Names New CFO

Jul 14, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Siem Offshore has named a replacement for its departing CFO Dagfinn B Lie.Two weeks ago, Siem Offshore said that Dagfinn B Lie would resign as CFO in the company, but it didn't at the time say who would be the next CFO…

Tullow Oil Expects Full-year Cashflow of $600M

Jul 14, 2021

Africa-focused Tullow Oil expects a full-year operating cashflow of $600 million, steady from last year, if the oil price averages $60 a barrel for the rest of the year, it said on Wednesday.If oil prices, currently at around $76 a barrel, average $70 for the remainder of the year…

Twenty Test Positive for Covid-19 on Shell's North Sea Platform

Jul 13, 2021

Twenty people working at Shell's Shearwater platform in the UK North Sea have tested positive for Covid-19 since the first case was identified on June 30, 2021, Offshore Engineer understands.According to a source close to the matter, there have been twenty positive cases since June 30…

Petronas Names New Chairman

Jul 12, 2021

Malaysia has appointed Mohd Bakke Salleh as the chairman of state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), the prime minister's office said on Monday.The change comes as Petronas is recovering from a demand slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic…

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