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New 'Rig Baby' Takes Shape

Dec 05, 2019

Norwegian rig and shipping magnate John Fredriksen is pooling harsh environment rig assets and putting his money into new venture, Northern Ocean Ltd., now a business of Seadrill subsidiary, Northern Drilling.Fredriksen’s investment vehicle, Hemen Holding Ltd., will take up a major stake in a spin-off drilling company that’ll wield the harsh environment semi-submersible drill rigs West Mira and West Bollsta…

Timeline: Saudi Aramco's Winding Road to IPO

Dec 06, 2019

State-run oil giant Saudi Aramco has priced its initial public offering (IPO) at the top of its indicative range, making it the world's biggest flotation by raising more than Alibaba's $25 billion listing in 2014.Here are key events in the Saudi state oil giant's planned stock market debut…

Norway Wealth Fund Drops Petrobras from Watchlist

Dec 04, 2019

Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund has removed Brazilian oil firm Petrobras from a watchlist of firms that could be dropped as investments due to ethical concerns, the central bank said on Tuesday.Petrobras was put under observation in 2016 over corruption risks…

Offshore Wind Finance Blows into Oil and Gas

Dec 02, 2019

The years-old trend that has seen offshore suppliers vie for work in wind by leveraging their offshore oil and gas credentials and development finance is being countered these days by wind players in search of oil and gas jobs, judging by some recent fleet owner moves…

Husky Pares Capital Spending

Dec 02, 2019

Canadian oil and gas producer Husky Energy Inc said on Monday it would lower its capital spending by C$500 million over the next two years when compared to its 2019 outlook in a bid to increase free cash flow.Oil producers have been under pressure…

Saudi Aramco IPO: $44.3 Bln in Bids So Far

Nov 29, 2019

Saudi Aramco has received bids for its shares totalling $44.3 billion so far, lead manager Samba Capital said on Friday, putting its initial public offering on track to be over-subscribed.The state-owned oil giant plans to sell 1.5% of the company's shares for as much as 96 billion riyals ($25…

Orsted Raises $660m Green Finance

Nov 27, 2019

Denmark-based energy giant successfully issued green hybrid capital securities for €600m ($660m) to refinance existing securities issued in 2015.The latest issue will have a maturity in 3019 and first call option after eight years, the Danish energy company said…

OPEC, Other Stakeholders May Adjust Output Quotas

Nov 27, 2019

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday the forthcoming meeting of OPEC and other large oil producers may discuss adjusting oil output quotas at a next-month meeting, local news agencies reported.'We don't rule out discussing various issues…

Lukoil Quarterly Profit Rises

Nov 26, 2019

Russia's second-largest oil producer Lukoil said on Tuesday its third-quarter net income rose 5% quarter on quarter to 190.4 billion roubles ($3 billion) helped by a lower effective income tax rate.Its sales fell 8.1% from the second quarter to 1…

Petronas Quarterly Profit Halves

Nov 26, 2019

Malaysia's state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd said on Tuesday its third-quarter profit nearly halved due to lower demand and impairment charges, and warned of further risks to demand.Profit for the July-September period at Petronas, as the company is better known…

Siccar Point Attracts Bids of up to $2 Bln

Nov 22, 2019

Bids for North Sea oil and gas firm Siccar Point, backed by private equity groups Blackstone and Blue Water Energy, came in at between $1.2 billion and just under $2 billion, according to three industry sources.Bidders in the first round, which ended on Nov…

Neptune: 'Remote' Possibility of 2020 IPO

Nov 22, 2019

Neptune Energy said on Friday there was only a 'remote' possibility it would launch an initial public offering next year, as the group was focused for now on exploration and bringing projects to production.Chief Executive Jim House also said…

Oil Price Adds to Drill Mix

Nov 21, 2019

With the oil price tracking a course that’s keeping nearly every oilfield viable, operators in the second half of 2019 are drilling a bevy of exploration and production wells that’s just lifting rig futures.Paradoxically, oil companies drill…

Sarawak Seeks to Recoup Tax from Petronas

Nov 21, 2019

Malaysia's state of Sarawak filed a writ summons and statement of claim against national energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd on Thursday to recover taxes owed, according to media reports.National news agency Bernama reported that the company…

Total Criticizes EIB's Decision Not to Finance Gas

Nov 21, 2019

Total criticized on Thursday the European Investment Bank's decision to stop financing all fossil fuel projects including gas, saying companies that might switch to gas-fired power plants from heavy-polluting coal could now reconsider.'I think…

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