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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…

Topaz Revenue Climbs

Aug 22, 2019

Revenue of Topaz Energy and Marine of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the six-month period of 2019 was $235 million, an increase of 56% compared to H1 2018.Dubai-based offshore vessel operator’s first-half net income also surged to $42 million…

Forum Sells Its Stake in Ashtead Technology

Aug 21, 2019

Oilfield products company Forum Energy Technologies said it has reached a deal to sell its aggregate 40% interest in subsea rentals company Ashtead Technology to Buckthorn Partners and other investors that currently own the majority of the equity interests in Ashtead…

Brent Oil Prices Rise Above $60

Aug 21, 2019

Brent crude oil futures rose above $60 a barrel on Wednesday after industry data showed a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude inventories, but lingering worries about a possible global recession capped gains.Brent crude had gained 26 cents…

Petrobras Sees Sub-salt Oil Below $6/bbl

Aug 20, 2019

State-controlled oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said the cost of extracting oil in subsalt areas may fall from the current level of $6 a barrel, Chief Executive Roberto Castello Branco said during an event.(Reporting by Marta Nogueira Writing by Ana Mano Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Saudi Aramco Asks Banks to Pitch for IPO Roles

Aug 19, 2019

Saudi Aramco has formally asked major banks to submit proposals for potential roles in its planned initial public offering, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.Aramco's planned IPO, which could potentially raise $100 billion…

ExxonMobil Planning Exit from UK North Sea

Aug 16, 2019

ExxonMobil is considering a sale of its assets in the British North Sea after more than 50 years in the oil and gas basin as it focuses on U.S. shale production and new projects.The world’s largest publicly traded energy company has held talks…

Suriname Seeking Funds for Offshore Exploration

Aug 16, 2019

Suriname's state-owned oil company is planning a bond sale next year to finance offshore oil exploration, its chief executive said on Thursday, as it seeks to capitalize on growing hype over neighboring Guyana's looming oil boom.The company…

MODEC Raises $1bln Bond for FPSO Project

Aug 16, 2019

Japanese FPSO provider MODEC has decided to issue project bonds to international investors to refinance a floating production, storage and offloading  (FPSO) vessel chartered to the TUPI consortium.TUPI consortium is led by Petrobras with the…

Woodside H1 Profit Slumps

Aug 15, 2019

Woodside Petroleum flagged a challenging near-term outlook on Thursday as it grapples to win over its partners to back $34 billion worth of new oil and gas projects amid a souring global environment.Australia's biggest independent oil and gas…

Oxy CFO Pledges to Quickly Pare Acquisition Debt

Aug 13, 2019

Occidental Petroleum Corp expects to quickly reduce the $40 billion in debt it took on with its purchase of Anadarko Petroleum, the company's finance chief said on Monday.Cedric Burgher, in his first public remarks since the $38 billion acquisition closed last week…

New Money, Finds & Field Starts

Aug 13, 2019

Norway’s government will earn around NOK 265 billion ($30 billion) taxing and taking up stakes in its oil and gas fields in 2019, and Norwegian production is on the rise. In contrast, Britain in 2019 will earn about GBP 1.1 billion ($1.34 billion)…

Petrobras Prepays Debt with Pension Fund

Aug 13, 2019

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Monday it had prepaid a 2.7 billion reais ($678 million) debt with its employees' pension fund Petros that was due in 2028, according to a securities filing.Petrobras, as the company is known…

Tullow Shares Soar on Guyana Find

Aug 12, 2019

Tullow Oil PLC said on Monday it has made a large oil discovery in Guyana, sending its share price soaring on expectations that it will develop a productive field in the South American country's nascent oil industry.Shares London-based Tullow…

Anadarko Shareholders Go for Cash in Oxy Buyout

Aug 08, 2019

Shareholders of Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to sell the company for $38 billion to rival Occidental Petroleum Corp, ending a short-lived contest that pitted two of the most storied names in the oil industry against one another…

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