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Icahn Steps up Fight with Occidental

Jun 26, 2019

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Wednesday ratcheted up his fight with Occidental Petroleum over its pending purchase of rival Anadarko Petroleum by calling for a special shareholder meeting where he hopes to win board seats.In a regulatory filing, Icahn said he planned to oust and replace four Occidental directors and change the company's charter through a stockholder consent solicitation to prevent it from ever engineering a similar takeover again…

Wood Sees Profit Rise

Jun 26, 2019

British engineering and oilfield services provider Wood Plc said on Wednesday its operating profit for the first half would be 25% higher than last year, sending its shares up more than 7%.The company said its overall performance in the first half was better than a year earlier…

Dolphin Drilling Declares Bankruptcy

Jun 26, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas rig operator Dolphin Drilling filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, leading creditors to seize its key assets in a restructuring that will see the company maintain operations.Formerly known as Fred. Olsen Energy, Dolphin Drilling…

DOF Subsea Desperately Seeking Funds

Jun 26, 2019

Norwegian offshore support vessel owner DOF Subsea is seeking a revision of debt terms with creditors as it struggles to achieve a refinancing solution.The cash-strapped subsidiary of Oslo-listed DOF Group has launched a bid to align bond and loan covenants as its refinancing continues…

Petrobras Pays $700 Mln to Vantage Drilling

Jun 24, 2019

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA said on Friday it had made a $700 million payment to oil services provider Vantage Drilling Company in a case involving a contract that it had terminated.Petrobras, as the oil company is known…

Oilfield Services Pricing Rises

Jun 24, 2019

Oilfield services companies are in bullish mode. They are now able to raise prices for their products and services, after several years of gloom.“Oil and gas investments are on the rise, and so too is the pricing power of service companies. After losing pricing power in 2015 and 2016…

Brent Oil Climbed 5% This Week

Jun 21, 2019

Brent oil rallied above $65 per barrel on Friday and was on track for a 5% gain this week on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than a fifth of the world's oil output.Brent crude was up $0…

Bourbon BoD to Analyze Restructuring Proposals

Jun 19, 2019

Following the submission of financial restructuring proposals subject to conditions precedent, the Board of Directors of BOURBON Corporation reviewed today the two proposals which are considered relevant to the interests of the group, its employees…

PGS Calls off Debt Refinancing, Shares Fall

Jun 19, 2019

PGS, the world's largest seismic surveyor, called off a planned debt refinancing on Wednesday, citing worsening investor sentiment towards the oilfield services sector over the past weeks, sending the Norwegian company's shares down 24%.Oslo-listed PGS…

Further Delay in Barryroe Project Loan

Jun 18, 2019

Ireland's offshore Oil and gas company Providence Resources has again pushed back a deadline to receive $9mln of funding from Apec, its farm-in partner in the key Barryroe site off the south west coast.The loan from Barryroe's Chinese backer was due by June 14…

Okea's IPO Falls Short

Jun 17, 2019

Norwegian oil firm Okea has raised 315 million crowns ($36 million) in an initial public offering, the company said on Monday, less than half of what it had initially planned due to a fall in the oil price.Europe's oil and gas sector has built…

Vattenfall Launches Maiden Green Bond

Jun 14, 2019

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has issued a EUR500mln green bond, its first such issuance, with the proceeds earmarked for a number of projects, including renewables.The bond with a tenor of seven years is offering investors the chance to “support the transformation of the energy system”…

Norway Wealth Fund to Drop ConocoPhillips, Hess

Jun 13, 2019

Norway's wealth fund will have to divest its holdings in ConocoPhillips and Hess after both U.S. oil companies were added to a list which effectively excludes them from the Nordic country's portfolio.As part of Norway's efforts to shift its $1 trillion 'rainy day' fund away from oil…

Shell Investing in Mexican Deepwater

Jun 11, 2019

Mexico's independent oil regulator on Tuesday approved deepwater exploration plans for five areas operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc in Mexican waters near the U.S. maritime border.The plans commit the Anglo-Dutch oil major to invest at least $397 million over the next four years…

Wintershall Dea Seeks European IPO in 2020

Jun 11, 2019

Newly created oil and gas group Wintershall DEA plans to hold an initial public offering in the second half of the next year, its chief executive told Reuters, in a deal that could become one of the largest European listings in 2020.Sources…

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