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Exxon Looks to Spur Norwegian Asset Sales

Aug 08, 2019

U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil has hired investment bank Jefferies to sell the stakes it holds in oil and gas fields off the Norwegian coast, which could fetch up to $4 billion, banking sources said.Exxon said in June that it was looking to test market interest for its Norwegian upstream portfolio…

Petrobras Posts Highest-ever Quarterly Profit

Aug 02, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA posted its highest ever quarterly profit on Thursday and handily beat analysts' estimates, thanks in large part to billions of reais in asset sales.In a securities filing, Petrobras, as the firm is commonly known…

Tower’s Financial Reprieve in Cameroon

Aug 01, 2019

London-based, independent oil and gas company Tower Resources Plc has sighed with relief after the repayment of its $750,000 short term loan facility was extended to August 31 this year to enable the company finalize arrangements for the drilling…

Oxy Q2 Earnings Dip

Jul 31, 2019

Occidental Petroleum Corp , which is battling activist investor Carl Icahn over its $38 billion purchase of Anadarko Petroleum, reported a 14% drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday, as costs related to the deal and weaker chemical earnings hit its bottom line…

Apache Corp Quarterly Profit Falls

Jul 31, 2019

U.S. oil and gas producer Apache Corp reported a 78.6% fall in second-quarter adjusted profit on Wednesday, hit by lower prices of oil, gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) and higher operating costs.The company reported a 43.6% fall in natural…

Hess Corp Posts Smaller Quarterly Loss

Jul 31, 2019

Hess Corp reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Wednesday, helped by lower exploration costs and a surge in output in its Bakken shale and Gulf of Mexico assets that also prompted the company to raise its 2019 production forecast…

BHGE Adjusted Profit More Than Doubles

Jul 31, 2019

Baker Hughes, General Electric Co's oilfield services arm, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by higher activity in LNG markets and rise in international demand for oilfield services.Revenue from the company's oilfield services segment…

Sembcorp Marine Posts Q2 Loss

Jul 30, 2019

Singaporean rig builder Sembcorp Marine on Tuesday posted a narrower second-quarter loss, but said it expected losses for the second half of the year to be higher than the first half, citing insufficient new orders.The company reported a net loss of S$8…

BP Profits Lifted by Production Uptick

Jul 30, 2019

A strong rise in oil and gas production helped BP offset weaker crude prices and refining profit to again beat profit expectations on Tuesday, boosting its shares.BP's second quarter contrasts with Total and Norway's Equinor, which posted sharp earnings drops…

KNOC Aims to Sell Stake in Dana Petroleum

Jul 30, 2019

State-run Korea National Oil Corp (KNOC) is considering upping the stake it is planning to sell in its British unit Dana Petroleum after failing to lure a buyer for the 30% previously on offer, banking and industry sources said.KNOC had hired…

ConocoPhillips Profit Slides

Jul 30, 2019

ConocoPhillips missed Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit on Tuesday as it spent more than expected and took a hit from lower crude prices due to fears of a slowing global economy.The OPEC and Russia have put a lid on production, but…

Borr Drilling Launches US IPO

Jul 30, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has launched the initial public offering (IPO) in the United States of 5 million of its common shares on July 29.The drilling company that operates 27 rigs said that the offering of common shares on…

Iberdrola Profits Up with Contribution from OWF

Jul 29, 2019

Spanish public multinational utility company Iberdrola said that its gross operating profit (EBITDA) grew by 12.5% to €4.99 billion, due to the positive performances in the United States, Mexico and Brazil and the contribution of the Wikinger offshore wind farm…

Bourbon Offshore Files for Reorganization

Jul 29, 2019

French offshore services giant Bourbon Corporation's existing liabilities amount to 900 million euros, or just over $1 billion, according to sources. It is is in serious danger of bankruptcy now that a group of creditors has demanded immediate payment of outstanding debt…

Anadarko Beats Profit Estimates

Jul 28, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum Corp, in its last earnings report before shareholders vote on its sale to Occidental Petroleum, on Friday reported a quarterly profit that topped analysts' estimates, as higher production offset lower prices for its oil.It…

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