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Offshore Seismic Firm ION Geophysical Gets OK to Tap Bankruptcy Loan

Apr 15, 2022

Offshore energy technology services company ION Geophysical Corporation on Wednesday secured temporary court approval to access a loan to fund operations during its bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur in Houston approved on an interim basis ION's request to tap a $2…

CNOOC to Raise $4.41B in Shanghai Listing

Apr 11, 2022

Chinese oil giant CNOOC Ltd said on Monday it will raise 28.08 billion yuan ($4.41 billion) in a share listing in Shanghai, after setting the price for what will be mainland China's 11th-biggest public stock offering.Fundraising will be expanded to 32…

Austria's OMV Takes $2.17B Hit from Russia Business

Apr 08, 2022

Austrian energy group OMV said on Friday it would take a 2-billion-euro ($2.17 billion) hit in the first quarter of this year from its business in Russia as it seeks to distance itself from the country after the invasion of Ukraine.Last month…

Norway Wealth Fund to Push Firms to Set Net-zero Targets, Gov't Says

Apr 01, 2022

Norway's $1.3 trillion wealth fund, the world's largest, should push the 9,300 companies it invests in worldwide to adopt net-zero targets, the finance ministry proposed on Friday.The move comes after a government-appointed commission said in…

China Oil Giant CNOOC Plans $5.5B Shanghai Listing

Mar 31, 2022

CNOOC, China's top offshore oil and gas producer, plans to raise 35 billion yuan ($5.5 billion) via a public share sale in Shanghai next month to fund oil and gas excavation as Beijing prioritises energy security amid rising geopolitical risks…

China's CNOOC Reports Record Profit, Output for 2021

Mar 30, 2022

China's CNOOC Ltd posted record annual net profit for 2021, with earnings nearly tripled from 2020, supported by rapidly rebounding oil and gas prices as global energy demand recovered from the pandemic.The state-controlled offshore oil and gas specialist posted a net profit of 70…

Saipem to Launch 2B Euro Cash Call and Sell Assets in Rescue plan

Mar 25, 2022

Saipem will launch a 2 billion euro ($2.2 billion) capital increase this year and sell assets to help fund a turnaround plan to bring the troubled Italian energy services group back into the black.The company stunned investors in January when…

EnQuest Posts Record $397M Cashflow for 2021

Mar 24, 2022

British North Sea-focused oil producer EnQuest on Thursday reported its highest free cashflow in 2021 of $397 million, almost double the previous year, thanks to higher oil prices.EnQuest, with a market capitalization of $730 million, reduced its net debt by the end of last month to $1…

Indigenous Australians Ask S. Korea Court to Block Loans to $3.6B Offshore Gas Project

Mar 24, 2022

A group of Indigenous Australians has gone to court in South Korea seeking to block the country's export credit agencies from funding a deep-sea gas pipeline for the $3.6 billion Barossa gas project off northern Australia.People from the Tiwi…

Dutch Bank ING Ends Financing for New Oil and Gas Projects

Mar 23, 2022

ING Groep NV will no longer finance new oil and gas projects, its energy chief said, one of the first major global banks to commit to such a step in the fight against climate change.The move by the Dutch financial services firm raises pressure…

Saipem Core Investors, Banks Ready to Advance 1.5 Billion Euros of Cash Call

Mar 22, 2022

Cornerstone investors Eni and CDP together with a pool of banks are ready to advance 1.5 billion euros of an overall 2 billion euro capital increase to rescue troubled Italian energy service group Saipem, two sources said on Tuesday.Energy group Eni owns 30…

Schlumberger Says Russia-Ukraine Conflict Will Weigh on Q1 Results

Mar 08, 2022

Schlumberger's current-quarter results are likely to be impacted by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, its chief executive officer said on Tuesday, as Moscow accounts for about 5% of the oilfield services company's global revenue.Crude prices…

Norway Wealth Fund's Russian Investments are Worthless, says CEO

Mar 03, 2022

The Russian assets of Norway's $1.3 trillion wealth fund, the world's largest, have become worthless following Russia's invasion of Ukraine and selling them as instructed by the government will take time, the fund's CEO said on Thursday.The…

Subsea 7 Rises on Improved Outlook, Cash Dividend

Mar 03, 2022

Engineering firm, a major supplier to the oil industry, has decided to pay a regular dividend and buy back stock as it swung to a full-year profit in 2021 and its outlook improved, the company said on Thursday.Subsea 7 said it 'firmly' believed…

Seadrill Emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Feb 23, 2022

Offshore drillship contractor Seadrill on Wednesday announced its emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after successfully completing its reorganization.The Plan was confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas on October 26…

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