Finance News

 

PGS Calls off Debt Refinancing, Shares Fall

Jun 19, 2019

PGS, the world's largest seismic surveyor, called off a planned debt refinancing on Wednesday, citing worsening investor sentiment towards the oilfield services sector over the past weeks, sending the Norwegian company's shares down 24%.Oslo-listed PGS…

Further Delay in Barryroe Project Loan

Jun 18, 2019

Ireland's offshore Oil and gas company Providence Resources has again pushed back a deadline to receive $9mln of funding from Apec, its farm-in partner in the key Barryroe site off the south west coast.The loan from Barryroe's Chinese backer was due by June 14…

Okea's IPO Falls Short

Jun 17, 2019

Norwegian oil firm Okea has raised 315 million crowns ($36 million) in an initial public offering, the company said on Monday, less than half of what it had initially planned due to a fall in the oil price.Europe's oil and gas sector has built…

Vattenfall Launches Maiden Green Bond

Jun 14, 2019

Swedish energy company Vattenfall has issued a EUR500mln green bond, its first such issuance, with the proceeds earmarked for a number of projects, including renewables.The bond with a tenor of seven years is offering investors the chance to “support the transformation of the energy system”…

Norway Wealth Fund to Drop ConocoPhillips, Hess

Jun 13, 2019

Norway's wealth fund will have to divest its holdings in ConocoPhillips and Hess after both U.S. oil companies were added to a list which effectively excludes them from the Nordic country's portfolio.As part of Norway's efforts to shift its $1 trillion 'rainy day' fund away from oil…

Shell Investing in Mexican Deepwater

Jun 11, 2019

Mexico's independent oil regulator on Tuesday approved deepwater exploration plans for five areas operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc in Mexican waters near the U.S. maritime border.The plans commit the Anglo-Dutch oil major to invest at least $397 million over the next four years…

Wintershall Dea Seeks European IPO in 2020

Jun 11, 2019

Newly created oil and gas group Wintershall DEA plans to hold an initial public offering in the second half of the next year, its chief executive told Reuters, in a deal that could become one of the largest European listings in 2020.Sources…

Oil Rises on Likely OPEC+ Supply Cuts

Jun 10, 2019

Oil prices rose on Monday after Saudi Arabia said producer club OPEC and Russia were likely to keep withholding supplies, and in relief that the United States and Mexico averted a trade war that would have damaged the global economy.Front-month Brent crude futures…

Lawmakers Want UK to Stop Funding Fossil Fuel Projects Abroad

Jun 10, 2019

Britain must stop financing fossil fuel projects abroad by 2021 as it undermines the nation's efforts to combat climate change, a report by lawmakers said on Monday.The report, which targets financial support provided by the UK Export Finance (UKEF) agency…

Fitch Downgrades Pemex Debt to 'Junk'

Jun 07, 2019

Fitch on Thursday became the first major ratings agency to downgrade the debt of Mexican oil company Pemex to 'junk' status, in a major setback for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's plans to revive the struggling state-run firm.Fitch changed…

US Crude Inventory Above Average

Jun 05, 2019

US crude inventory now 6% above the five year average – Brent crude price down 17% over past 10 daysRecent government data indicate a US crude inventory surplus has been forming. The latest EIA survey shows 483 million bbls in inventory as of…

Bourbon's Creditors Seal Restructuring Deal

Jun 05, 2019

The creditors of indebted French marine services company Bourbon reached a restructuring deal that would give them control of the company, protect jobs and draw new liquidity.Bourbon has been hurt by market overcapacity and a fall in spending on services by upstream oil and gas companies…

Shell Eyes Dividend Boost After 2020

Jun 04, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday said it expects to increase its dividend payouts to shareholders once it completes a $25 billion share buyback by the end of 2020.The world's second largest oil and gas company also expects its free cash flow - cash…

Taiwan Wind Farms Fuel PF Boom

May 31, 2019

The promise of jumbo project financings arising from Taiwan’s ambitious push to develop offshore wind farms is beginning to hold true as a flurry of loans compete for liquidity among the island’s lenders.Financings totaling at least NT$155bn (US$4…

Icahn Sues Oxy Over 'Misguided' Anadarko Deal

May 30, 2019

Occidental Petroleum Corp 's activist investor Carl Icahn has filed a lawsuit against the company over what it called its 'misguided' pact to buy Anadarko Petroleum Corp, and may seek a special meeting to remove and replace board members.The lawsuit…

Current News

Halted Shares of Sembcorp Marine, Parent in Focus in Singapore

Halted Shares of Sembcorp Marine, Parent in Focus in Singapore

Keppel, Borr Drilling Agree on Jack-Up Deliveries Delay

Keppel, Borr Drilling Agree on Jack-Up Deliveries Delay

Seacor Marine Takes Full Ownership of Seacosco

Seacor Marine Takes Full Ownership of Seacosco

Eidesvik Wins PSV Charters with Aker BP

Eidesvik Wins PSV Charters with Aker BP

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News

Offshore Engineer Magazine