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Pemex Shrugs off Losses; Eyes New Oilfields

Feb 27, 2019

Mexico's national oil company Pemex narrowed its multibillion-dollar losses last year, executives said on Wednesday, as it seeks to fast-track the development of 20 new fields this year in a bid to bring new streams of crude online.Long a source of Mexican pride and a potent political symbol…

Transocean: Ultra-deepwater Drilling Rates Could Double

Feb 27, 2019

Rates for hiring offshore rigs to drill in ultra deepwaters such as the U.S. Gulf of Mexico could double over the next couple of years as the market recovers, the head of the world's largest offshore driller by market capitalisation said on Wednesday…

EnerQuip Sets Sail on Vantage Drillship

Feb 27, 2019

Torque machine solutions provider EnerQuip said a recent contract delivery for Vantage will mark the first time one of its high torque machines will be used on a drillship, the sixth generation ultra-deepwater capable Tungsten Explorer.The 200…

Exxon adds 4.5 billion bbls to 2018 Reserves

Feb 26, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Tuesday it added 4.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels of proved oil and gas reserves in 2018, driven mainly by increases in its holdings in the U.S. Permian Basin, Guyana and Brazil.The oil major said its proved reserves totaled 24…

Oil Edges Up Despite Trump's OPEC Pressure

Feb 26, 2019

U.S. crude inventories seen up for sixth week; prices helped by OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions.Brent oil edged up to $65 a barrel on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia and the rest of OPEC were expected to stick to their production cuts, despite renewed pressure from U…

Seadrill Eyes Brighter Rig Market

Feb 26, 2019

Seadrill's core earnings for the fourth quarter exceeded the company's own guidance, boosted by lower costs and one-off items, while the market outlook for drilling rigs was improving, the Oslo and New York-listed firm said on Tuesday.The company…

BP Chief: U.S. Oil Sector a 'market without brain'

Feb 26, 2019

BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley described the United States' high-pace shale oil sector as a 'market without a brain' that, unlike Saudi Arabia and Russia, only responds to market signals.The U.S. shale oil sector, which has helped the country to become the world's biggest oil producer last year…

Workers at Total's North Sea Platforms to Strike

Feb 26, 2019

Workers at three of Total's North Sea oil and gas platforms will hold a series of strikes between March 11 and May 8, Britain's Unite union said on Tuesday.Unite members on the Elgin Franklin, North Alwyn and Dunbar platforms will take part in a continuous ban on overtime on March 11…

Shell: Nigeria Tax Claim May Delay Offshore Field

Feb 26, 2019

Shell upstream boss Brown sees 'no merit' in tax claim. Separately, Shell to fast track Whale development in Gulf of Mexico.Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that Nigeria's claims that it was owed billions in taxes could delay the development…

Enquest N. Sea Contract Goes to KCA Deutag

Feb 25, 2019

Global drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has announced that its offshore business unit has been awarded a new drilling contract by Enquest Heather Limited for three platforms in the UK North Sea.The UK-based drilling contractor…

Maersk Drilling Mulls Listing in Recovering Market

Feb 25, 2019

Drilling rig contractor Maersk Drilling, which will soon list on the Copenhagen stock exchange, said the offshore drilling market is improving as oil firms generate more cash and look to boost reserves.A fall in oil prices in 2014 prompted a…

Ensco, Rowan Merger Approved

Feb 22, 2019

Offshore drilling contractors Ensco plc and Rowan Companies plc Rowan Companies plc have received the final approval for their merger, which was announced four months ago.In a joint announcement, shareholders for both companies voted to approve…

LOC Wins Borr Drilling Contract

Feb 22, 2019

The offshore oil and gas industry service provider LOC Group has been hired by jack-up rig contractor Borr Drilling for Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) services,  which commenced on Borr’s Norve and Frigg rigs, currently located in West Africa…

Citgo's New Board Arrives, to Hold First Meeting

Feb 21, 2019

A board of directors appointed this month by Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress to run state-owned oil firm PDVSA's U.S. unit Citgo Petroleum on Thursday was arranging its first meeting at the company's headquarters, according with two people familiar with the matter…

Mexico: No More Pemex JV's - for now

Feb 21, 2019

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday the country will not offer more oil joint ventures between private companies and state energy company Pemex for the moment.In reply to a question about the contracts known in the…

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