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Petronas Q2 Profit Rises 8%

Sep 20, 2019

Malaysia's state-owned energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd reported an 8% increase in second-quarter profit on Friday because of a weaker Malaysian ringgit, though that was partially offset by higher product costs.Petronas, as the company is known…

Aurelius Backs Ardent Buyout

Sep 19, 2019

Alternative direct lender AURELIUS Finance Company has provided financing to support the buy-out of emergency management and offshore decommissioning company Ardent from co-owners Svitzer, a global towage operator, and Crowley Holdings, a holding…

Saudi Aramco Pursues IPO Planning Despite Attack

Sep 17, 2019

Saudi Aramco is pressing ahead with its listing plans this week, although some investors and analysts doubt it can now meet its timeline as it has not said when oil output will be restored after attacks on its facilitiesReuters has reported it could take months for Aramco…

FPSO & IPO: Growth of an Operator

Sep 17, 2019

As war gives oil a jolt, BW Offshore — which earned revenues of $870 million in 2018 — is readying floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) candidates for Brazil and the North Sea, just as its about-to-be-strengthened other half…

Neptune to be Ready for IPO by April 2020

Sep 12, 2019

Private-equity backed oil and gas firm Neptune Energy plans to be ready for an initial public offering by April next year, Chief Financial Officer Armand Lumens said on Thursday.Neptune, backed by the Carlyle Group and CVC Capital partners and headed by former Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw…

GE to Shed Majority Control of Baker Hughes

Sep 11, 2019

General Electric is looking to raise up to $3 billion in sale of majority-owned Baker Hughes shares, resulting in a reduction of the U.S industrial conglomerate's stake in the oilfield services provider to less than 50%, Baker Hughes said on Tuesday…

Mexico Gives Pemex $5 Bln to Pay Debt

Sep 11, 2019

Mexico's government will give state-owned Pemex $5 billion so the world's most indebted oil company can pay off bonds, part of a plan to shore up accounts that also includes refinancing other bonds, the company said on Wednesday.Pemex, burdened by some $104 billion of debt…

Gulf Marine Services Delays Results

Sep 11, 2019

Shares in Gulf Marine Services were expected to fall about 10% in early trading on Wednesday after the oilfield industry contractor said the publication of its first-half results would be delayed.Gulf Marine, which was expected to report results on Wednesday…

Mexico, Pemex to Hedge Oil Output

Sep 09, 2019

The Mexican government has said in its 2020 budget proposal that it will maintain a strategy of hedging its oil output against lower prices.Mexico’s state oil company Pemex will also continue a similar but separate hedging program. Mexico’s…

NYSE Begins to Delist Seadrill Partners

Sep 09, 2019

The international offshore drilling contractor Seadrill Partners LLC announced that it has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that trading in SeaDrill's common units on the exchange has been suspended and the procedure to delist the units has been initiated…

EnQuest Chips Away at Debt, Plans Drilling

Sep 05, 2019

North Sea focused oil firm EnQuest is chipping away at its debt pile, which was at around $1.6 billion at the end of June, it said on Thursday, reiterating its output guidance of between 63,000 and 70,000 barrels per day this year.EnQuest's net debt stood at around $1…

Neptune Energy Cash Flow Rises 5%

Aug 29, 2019

Private-equity backed Neptune Energy reported an operating cash flow of $613 million for the first half of the year, up around 5% from a year earlier, as the potential stock market debutante eyes 2019 output of up to 155,000 barrel of oil equivalent…

Borr Drilling Eyes Strong Earnings Growth

Aug 29, 2019

Oslo and New York-listed Borr Drilling, partly owned by Schlumberger, said on Thursday it expected strong core earnings growth in coming months with demand for its rigs set to rise.The offshore drilling rig contractor reported a negative adjusted earnings before interest…

Bribery Probe Slows Petrofac Sales

Aug 28, 2019

Petrofac Ltd on Wednesday reported a fall in first-half order intake and forecast lower 2020 revenue, citing uncertainty relating to an investigation into the oilfield services company's dealings in Saudi Arabia and Iraq.Petrofac, which designs…

Norway Oil Industry Trims Investment Forecast

Aug 22, 2019

Oil and gas companies working in Norway have slightly cut their 2019 investment forecasts since May, a survey by the country's statistics agency (SSB) showed on Thursday.While 2019 investments are still forecast to hit a four-year high, it is…

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