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Faroe Raises the Stakes in DNO Bid Battle

Dec 05, 2018

Faroe Petroleum has struck a deal to swap Norwegian oil and gas assets with Equinor, in a move that could raise the price that hostile bidder DNO has to pay to secure the British energy company.While Faroe Petroleum's Chief Executive Graham…

Oil Surges 5 Percent

Dec 03, 2018

Oil prices jumped by more than 5 percent on Monday after the United States and China agreed to a 90-day truce in a trade dispute, and ahead of a meeting this week of the producer club OPEC that is expected to cut supply.U.S. light crude oil rose $2…

E.on Officially Opens Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 03, 2018

The 400-MW Rampion offshore wind farm off the Sussex coast in the UK has been officially opened, said German energy company E.on SE.  The offshore wind farm now generating enough green electricity for around 350,000 UK homes setting a new power record in the country…

Mitsubishi Corporation Part-divests in Moray East Offshore Wind Project

Dec 03, 2018

Japan's largest trading company  Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) announced the divestment of shares in Diamond Green Limited, with 30% to be transferred to The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc (KEPCO) and 20% to Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (MUL)…

Petrobras May Divest $15 Bln Over Next Few Years

Nov 30, 2018

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is considering divesting up to $15 billion within the next few years, one person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.The total divestment goal has not been approved yet and…

IOG Delays North Sea Project Financing

Nov 29, 2018

UK based oil and gas development & production company Independent Oil and Gas Plc (IOG)cautioned that current oil price volatility and capital market conditions aren’t conducive to deliver its financing plan for the core Southern North Sea project before year-end…

Perenco Acquires Polo Nordeste Fields

Nov 28, 2018

Petrobras says it reached a USD370mln deal with Perenco to sell its operations in the Polo Nordeste and granted oil 3R Petroleum a 40-year concession to operate 34 oil fields in Bacia Potigar in a deal worth USD453mln.According to a press release…

BP and Equinor Spending Steady

Nov 28, 2018

The spending plans of oil majors BP and Equinor are unaffected by the more than 25 percent drop in oil prices since early October, their CEOs said on Wednesday.Oil and gas companies were boosted over the first nine months of the year by a recovery…

Seadrill Expects Contracting Rigs Market to Improve

Nov 27, 2018

Norwegian offshore drilling rig firm Seadrill Ltd sees the contracting rigs market improving from 2019-20, as it reported its first quarterly results on Tuesday since emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July.The company, controlled by Norwegian-born billionaire John Fredriksen…

Petronas Q3 Profit Jumps 43%

Nov 27, 2018

Malaysian state-owned energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad, or Petronas, on Tuesday said it will increase its dividend payout to the government after its third-quarter net profit jumped on higher revenue and oil prices.The new administration…

Norway Revokes Cairn, Kosmos Investment Exclusions

Nov 27, 2018

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, will no longer exclude Cairn Energy Plc and Kosmos Energy Ltd from its portfolio of investments, the Norwegian central bank said on Tuesday.The companies were excluded in 2016 based on advice from the fund's ethics watchdog…

Seadrill CEO Sees 2019 as Another Challenging Year

Nov 27, 2018

The next year will be another challenging time for offshore drillers due to continuing supply overhang even though prices are starting to improve, the chief executive of rig firm Seadrill told Reuters on Tuesday.The Oslo- and New York-listed company…

Ørsted Completes Divestment in Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 26, 2018

Danish offshore wind farm developer Orsted A/S has completed the divestment of 50% of the Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).Three months ago, Ørsted signed an agreement to sell 50% of the 1,218MW offshore wind farm Hornsea 1 to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)…

DNO Makes Hostile Bid for Faroe Petroleum

Nov 26, 2018

Norway's DNO has launched a hostile bid to buy all of Faroe Petroleum in a deal valuing the London-listed company at around 608 million pounds ($781 million), sending Faroe shares up by a quarter.DNO, which already owns 28 percent of Aberdeen-based Faroe…

Oil Rebounds After Prior Session's Slide

Nov 21, 2018

Oil prices rose almost $2 a barrel on Wednesday, bouncing from the lowest levels in months, after U.S. government data showed strong demand for refined fuel, but concerns remained over rising global crude supply.Brent crude futures gained $1…

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