Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Chrysaor Sets Sights on Chevron's North Sea Assets

Dec 13, 2018

Private equity-backed oil firm Chrysaor has hired advisers ahead of talks to buy Chevron's British North Sea oil and gas fields for over $2.5 billion, industry and banking sources said.Chrysaor has signed up investment banks Jefferies and BMO for the discussions as a deadline for bids approaches before Christmas, the four sources said.Chevron said earlier this year it was selling its assets in the central North Sea…

DNO Buys More Faroe Shares

3 hours ago

Norwegian oil firm DNO has bought another 914,732 shares in Faroe Petroleum at 151.6 pence each, it said on Tuesday.The purchase, at just below the 152 pence per share price it has offered in a takeover bid for Faroe, adds slightly to DNO's stake…

New O&G Projects to Expected to Accelerate

Dec 17, 2018

The number of new oil and gas projects will rise five-fold next year from a 2015 trough but overall spending is still unlikely to be enough to meet future demand, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report.Shaken by a sharp drop in oil prices in recent months…

Hunting Expects Oil Producers to Defer Projects

Dec 17, 2018

British oilfield services company Hunting Plc expects oil and gas producers to defer some projects as a recent decline in crude prices could hit their short-term budgets, it said on Monday.Oilfield service companies, including U.S.-based Schlumberger…

Gazprom Neft Sees 2019 Investment at $5.6 Bln

Dec 17, 2018

Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said on Monday that it expected its 2019 investment excluding joint ventures to total 374 billion roubles ($5.62 billion).It said it expects its 2018 hydrocarbons output to stand at 92.8 million tonnes of oil equivalent in 2018…

Oil Slips 2 Percent

Dec 14, 2018

Oil prices dropped about 2 percent on Friday, weighed down by a falling U.S. stock market, while weak economic data from China pointed to lower fuel demand in the world's biggest oil importer.Brent crude futures for February delivery fell $1…

Moray East Offshore Confirms Financial Close

Dec 14, 2018

UK-based Moray Offshore Windfarm (East)  announced that it has reached financial close – a major milestone marking the commencement of GBP 2.6 bln of project finance investment.The consortiumwhich develops and operates offshore wind farms, known as ‘Moray East’…

Faroe Criticizes DNO's Takeover Bid as 'Opportunistic'

Dec 13, 2018

The oil and gas company with focus in Norway and the U.K. Faroe Petroleum has reaffirmed that Norwegian oil giant DNO ASA's GBP608mln ($761.65 million) unsolicited takeover offer for the AIM-listed firm is 'opportunistic' and 'substantially' undervalues it…

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Bags $1.77B Refinancing

Dec 13, 2018

One of the world’s largest offshore wind projects, the 402-megawatt (MW) Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the U.K., announced the signing and pricing of privately placed notes for the refinancing of the project’s existing non-recourse project debt…

Scorpio Group Takes Over Nordic American Offshore

Dec 12, 2018

NYSE-listed offshore support vessel owner Scorpio Group has taken control of Nordic American Offshore (NAO), via a private placement into company’s shares worth $5 million.The investment, which took place via a private placement with Scorpio Offshore Investments…

Parker Drilling Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Dec 12, 2018

Parker Drilling files for pre-arranged Chapter 11 reorganizationOilfield services provider Parker Drilling Co said it filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday under an agreement with a group of debtors that will allow it to quickly restructure…

DNO Makes $780 Mln Cash Bid for Faroe Petroleum

Dec 12, 2018

Norway's DNO is sticking to its offer to buy Faroe Petroleum for 152 pence per share, valuing the company at about 610 million pounds ($761.65 million), insisting it is an attractive offer despite its rejection by the Faroe board.The Faroe board…

UKCS Still Worth Investment Despite Brexit -Equinor

Dec 10, 2018

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor will remain committed to the mature British continental shelf regardless of the country's plans to leave the European Union, a senior executive told Reuters.British Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly decided…

Oil Prices Climb on OPEC-led Cuts

Dec 07, 2018

Oil prices ended more than 2 percent higher on Friday after OPEC members and allies like Russia agreed to reduce output to drain global fuel inventories and support the market, but the gains were capped by concerns that the cuts would not offset growing production…

Chevron Will Boost Capital Spending in 2019

Dec 07, 2018

Chevron Corp plans to spend $20 billion next year on oil and natural gas projects, the second-largest U.S. oil producer said on Thursday in a statement, its first increase in four years.Its 2019 capital spending budget is at the high end of…

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