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Boskalis Nominates van Noort as New CFO

Oct 11, 2018

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has nominated Carlo van Noort to be appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Boskalis at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) in May 2019. The term of the current CFO, Hans Kamps, expires on the date of that same AGM…

Angola Could Partially List Oil Company Sonangol

Oct 11, 2018

Angola, Africa's second largest crude producer, could partially list state oil company Sonangol, a spokesman for the ministry of mineral resources and oil said on Thursday.This follows comments by Mineral Resources and Oil Minister Diamantino Azevedo…

Venezuela Sets New Wages for Oil Workers

Oct 10, 2018

Venezuela on Wednesday increased wages for workers at state energy company PDVSA after employees staged small protests to decry meager salaries amid the OPEC nation's economic meltdown.Socialist President Nicolas Maduro in August unexpectedly…

Hibiscus Petroleum Buys Stake in North Sea Block

Oct 10, 2018

Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd has acquired 50% interest in two oilfields offshore the United Kingdom for $37.5 million in total.In a press statement, Hibiscus said its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Anasuria Hibiscus UK Ltd (AHUK) had entered into…

RDIF, Schlumberger Aim to Reach Eurasia Drilling Deal Soon

Oct 09, 2018

Russia's RDIF sovereign wealth fund and U.S. oilfield services provider Schlumberger plan to complete a deal soon to buy a stake in Russia's Eurasia Drilling Company, RDIF boss Kirill Dmitriev was cited as saying by TASS news agency.Dmitriev…

Equinor Trims Project Outlay Off Norway

Oct 08, 2018

Equinor has reduced the estimated investments for operated projects in the development phase on the Norwegian continental shelf by some NOK 30 billion ($3.6 billion) since the development plans were submitted to Norwegian authorities.This appears…

Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline is 70% Financed so Far

Oct 08, 2018

Seventy percent of funds needed to finance the Nord Stream 2 underwater gas pipeline from Russia to Germany have been raised, TASS news agency quoted the head of Russian gas giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller, as saying on Sunday.Nord Stream 2, which…

Orsted Expands US Business with $510 Mln Acquisition

Oct 08, 2018

Orsted, the world's largest offshore wind developer, said on Monday it would buy U.S.-based Deepwater Wind LLC for $510 million as part of its strategy to expand in a major growth market.The still small U.S. offshore wind sector is seen as one…

Baker Hughes Acquires 5% of ADNOC Drilling for $550 Mln

Oct 08, 2018

Baker Hughes, the world's second-largest oil services company, will take a 5 percent stake in Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's (ADNOC) drilling unit for $550 million under a tie-up announced on Monday.Baker Hughes (BHGE) becomes the first foreign…

Equinor's Martin Linge Field Costs Rise Again, Start-up Delayed

Oct 08, 2018

Norway has again revised up the estimated cost of developing the Martin Linge oil and gas field, which state-controlled Equinor bought from France's Total last year, with the start-up delayed until 2020, according to the fiscal budget.The North…

Ensco to Buy Rowan in $2.38 Bln Deal

Oct 08, 2018

Offshore driller Ensco Plc said on Monday it plans to buy smaller rival Rowan Cos Plc in an all-stock deal valued at $2.38 billion, as it looks to expand its fleet and benefit from a partnership with Saudi Aramco.This is Ensco's second deal…

Beach Energy Sells Stake In Otway Assets

Oct 08, 2018

Australian Oil and gas explorer Beach Energy said it will sell a 40 percent stake in its Victorian Otway gas assets for USD 243 million, and trimmed its earnings and production guidance.Through their wholly-owned subsidiaries Lattice Energy Limited and OGOG (Otway) Pty…

Petrobras Repays 2 Bln Real Loan, Opens Fresh Credit Line

Oct 05, 2018

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro said on Friday it prepaid a 2 billion real ($516.13 million) loan due in 2020 from Banco do Brasil, and opened a new credit line for the same amount with the same bank due in 2025.The…

Vattenfall Opts Great Yarmouth Base for Offshore Wind Farms

Oct 05, 2018

The Swedish energy group Vattenfall and the infrastructure specialists Peel Ports have agreed to reserve space at Great Yarmouth harbour to site an operations base for two major offshore wind farms.Economic leaders described the move as a big…

IEA boss urges oil producers to ease supply concerns

Oct 04, 2018

Major oil producers must take 'the right steps' to ease supply concerns that have lifted crude prices to a four year-high, the head of the International Energy Agency told Reuters on Thursday.'It is now high time for all the players, especially those key producers and oil exporters…

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