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Total Keeps Dividend But Cuts Investment Target

Oct 30, 2020

Total trimmed its 2020 investment target on Friday after a sharp drop in third-quarter net profit, though the French oil and gas producer maintained its dividend.The company cut its investment target to $13 billion from $14 billion and said it was keeping a lid on operating costs too…

Norwegian Businesses See Rise in Wind Industry Orders

Oct 30, 2020

Onshore wind companies provided the largest revenue stream for the Norwegian renewables industry from sales of equipment, construction and consultancy services in 2019, overtaking hydropower, according to a report published on Friday.Onshore…

MODEC Sets Out to Reduce Cost of Floating Wind Turbines

Oct 30, 2020

Japanese FPSO specialist MODEC says it is working with partners to develop a solution that will reduce the overall cost of floating offshore wind turbines.For some time, floating offshore wind has been something of a niche, but now full-scale demonstrators are in the works…

Lundin Energy Chief Schneiter: Output Trending Upward at Sverdrup

Oct 30, 2020

Norway's Johan Sverdrup oilfield, the largest in western Europe, is ramping up production in the fourth quarter after the government increased its production permit, Lundin Energy, a partner in the field, said on Friday.Equinor-operated Sverdrup increased its production capacity to 470…

Exxon to Cut 14,000 Jobs as Pandemic Hits Oil Demand

Oct 29, 2020

ExxonMobil Corp said on Thursday it could cut its global workforce by about 15%, including deep white-collar staff reductions in the United States, as the COVID-19 pandemic batters energy demand and prices.Exxon and other oil producers have…

Frequent Hurricane Shutdowns Weigh on US Energy Results

Oct 29, 2020

As crews began returning to U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore facilities on Thursday, this year's repeated oil and gas production halts were already hitting energy firms' results.Eight named storms entered the U.S. Gulf of Mexico this year, most…

Ideol, BYUM Sign Concrete Floater Construction Deal

Oct 29, 2020

Ideol, a France-based France developer of floating foundations for offshore wind, has signed a collaboration agreement with Swedish Bygging Uddemann (BYUM). BYUM is a solution provider for serial production of concrete structures.According to Ideol's statement on Thursday…

ExxonMobil to Lay Off 1,900 Employees in U.S.

Oct 29, 2020

The U.S. oil major ExxonMobil said Thursday it would reduce its workforce in the U.S. by around 1,900 employees.The company said that its management offices in Houston, Texas will primarily be affected by the announced workforce reductions.ExxonMobil said it expected around 1…

Aker BP Posts Higher Than Expected Operating Profit. Cuts Capex Guidance

Oct 29, 2020

Norwegian independent oil firm Aker BP reported on Thursday higher-than-expected operating profits for the third quarter and slightly cut its expected spending for the full year.Operating profit rose to $242 million from $196 million in the same quarter a year ago…

Malaysia: Petronas Launches Investigation into Fatal Offshore Incident

Oct 29, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas giant said Thursday it was investigating the cause behind the incident that happened earlier this week when the Dayang Topaz offshore vessel crashed into its platform at the Baram field, off Sarawak.'A thorough assessment of the platform structures is being carried out…

Spanish Oil Firm Repsol Cuts Capex

Oct 29, 2020

Spanish oil and gas group Repsol returned to profit in the third quarter after a deep loss in the second, and suggested it could spin off some of its growing renewables business to maximize investment returns.Repsol, however, said it would cut…

Denmark to Host Talks on Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm Tender

Oct 29, 2020

Danish Energy Agency and Energinet will host a market dialogue for potential tenderers and the industry on the coming Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm tender. Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm is the second offshore wind farm agreed in the Energy Agreement of June 2018…

IRClass Classes India's First LNG-FSRU

Oct 29, 2020

Ship classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has classed India’s first LNG-FSRU.Built at Hyundai Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, the 180,000 cu.m, the Indian-flagged, is designed for continuous operations without the need for drydocking over a period of 20 years…

Cenovus to Cut Up To 25% of Workforce after Husky Merger

Oct 29, 2020

Cenovus Energy Inc plans to cut 20% to 25% of its workforce after it acquires Husky Energy Inc, the companies said on Tuesday, as Cenovus begins to slash costs in the Canadian oil patch's biggest merger in nearly four years.The job losses could total about 2…

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