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TechnipFMC Cuts Executive Pay and Dividend

Apr 23, 2020

Oil services company TechnipFMC said on Wednesday it would slash the salaries of executives and retainers paid to company directors by 30%, after cutting its dividend by 75% in search of savings to cushion the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak…

No Blanket Royalty Waiver for U.S. Offshore Oil Industry

Apr 23, 2020

The Trump administration will not make a broad cut to the royalty rate oil and gas companies must pay on their offshore drilling operations despite a historic oil price collapse that has put the industry in crisis, a Gulf Coast lawmaker briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday…

Shell Delays Decisions on GoM, North Sea Projects

Apr 22, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell has postponed decisions on whether to go ahead with two large oil and gas developments in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea after oil prices collapsed due to the coronavirus crisis, a company source said on Wednesday.The Anglo…

Baker Hughes Posts $10B Loss

Apr 22, 2020

Oilfield firm Baker Hughes Co reported a $10 billion loss and lower-than-expected revenue in the first quarter on Wednesday as an 80% plunge in oil prices crushed demand for services and equipment.Oil futures this week turned negative for the…

SEC Closes Probe Into Eni's Dealings in Nigeria, Congo

Apr 22, 2020

The U.S. SEC has closed its investigation into Eni over the Italian oil major's activity in Nigeria and the Congo without recommending further action, Eni said on Wednesday.'Based on the information currently available to the SEC, it is otherwise…

U.S. Oil Firms' Quarterly Reports to Show Depths of Slump

Apr 22, 2020

Investors are in for more bad news on the energy front in the coming weeks as a host of the sector's biggest companies report quarterly results following the historic collapse in oil prices.Forecasts for U.S. energy sector earnings this year have dropped along with oil prices…

Offshore Drilling Firm Valaris in NYSE Listing Warning

Apr 21, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris is facing delisting of its shares from the New York Stock Exchange over noncompliance with continued listing standards.Valaris, the world's largest offshore drilling company by fleet size, said Tuesday it…

U.S. Oil Futures Plumb Historic Sub-Zero Lows, Brent Plunges

Apr 21, 2020

U.S. oil futures continued to trade in negative territory on Tuesday, after closing down nearly $40 on Monday in their first-ever sub-zero dive, as concerns grew the United States will run out of storage for a glut caused by the coronavirus lockdown…

Oil Price Crash, What Next?

Apr 21, 2020

A historic rout in oil markets sent U.S. crude prices plummeting to as much as minus $40 a barrel as traders rushed to get rid of unwanted stocks with storage capacity already overflowing amid a coronavirus-induced demand collapse.U.S. West…

What Did Scientists Learn from Deepwater Horizon?

Apr 20, 2020

April 20, 2020, marks the tenth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, the offshore oil industry's biggest environmental disaster.Eleven people died, 17 others were injured, Transocean's drilling rig sank, and an incident caused more than four million barrels of oil to spill into the U…

Halliburton Books $1.1B Charge, Slashes Spending Amid Oil Rout

Apr 20, 2020

Halliburton Co on Monday joined its bigger rival Schlumberger in taking impairment hits in the first quarter and issued a bleak outlook for North America as oilfield providers grapple with an unprecedented decline in oil prices.Oil prices have…

Egypt's Burullus Terminates Transocean Drillship Contract Early

Apr 17, 2020

Egypt-based oil and gas company Burullus has sent an early termination notice for a drillship contract to offshore drilling contractor Transocean.In its fleet status report issued Thursday, Transocean said it had received the early termination…

Shell Restarts U.S. Offshore Platform after Pipeline Leak

Apr 17, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell Plc resumed production at its 100,000-barrel-per-day Perdido deepwater hub in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, ending a days-long halt caused by an onshore pipeline leak.Perdido production would return to its usual capacity by late Wednesday…

ConocoPhillips Cuts Oil Output, Spending Again

Apr 16, 2020

ConocoPhillips said on Thursday it would slash planned spending 35%, cut production by about 225,000 barrels of oil per day {bpd) and suspend its share repurchase program to weather the collapse in oil prices.Oil and gas producers have sunk…

Aker Solutions, Cognite Win $2M Grant for Floating Wind Farm Tech

Apr 15, 2020

California Energy Commission has awarded Aker Solutions and Cognite a $2 million grant for a project called NextWind Real-Time Condition Monitoring.The project is focused on next-generation solutions in wind through digitalization and aims to…

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