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US Rig Count Lowest Since May 2018

Mar 01, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week cut the number of oil rigs operating to the lowest in almost nine months as some producers follow through on plans to cut spending despite an over 20-percent increase crude futures so far this year.Drillers cut 10 oil rigs in the week to March 1…

Petrobras Divestment Plan Pushing Ahead

Mar 01, 2019

Petroleo Brasileiro SA is expanding its ambitious divestment program and has 'bold' plans for future sales, the Brazilian state-run oil company's chief executive said after the firm reported its first annual profit in five years.On a post-results conference call with analysts on Thursday…

Oil Steady, Supported by OPEC Cuts

Mar 01, 2019

Record U.S. output, exports offset some of OPEC's cuts.Oil prices were broadly steady on Friday as surging U.S. supply and concerns of a global economic slowdown were offset by falling OPEC output.International Brent crude futures were at $66…

Petrobras: First Annual Profit in 5 Years

Feb 28, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA reported its first annual profit in five years on Wednesday as it swung to a net profit in the fourth quarter, although one-time provisions and writedowns led it to miss estimates.In a securities filing…

Pemex Shrugs off Losses; Eyes New Oilfields

Feb 27, 2019

Mexico's national oil company Pemex narrowed its multibillion-dollar losses last year, executives said on Wednesday, as it seeks to fast-track the development of 20 new fields this year in a bid to bring new streams of crude online.Long a source of Mexican pride and a potent political symbol…

Pemex Posts $6.4 Billion Q4 Loss

Feb 27, 2019

Mexican state oil company Pemex reported a loss of 125.5 billion pesos ($6.4 billion) for the fourth quarter on Wednesday, narrowing its loss from the same period in 2017, as the firm's finances face renewed scrutiny following a credit downgrade last month…

Oil Edges Up Despite Trump's OPEC Pressure

Feb 26, 2019

U.S. crude inventories seen up for sixth week; prices helped by OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions.Brent oil edged up to $65 a barrel on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia and the rest of OPEC were expected to stick to their production cuts, despite renewed pressure from U…

Seadrill Eyes Brighter Rig Market

Feb 26, 2019

Seadrill's core earnings for the fourth quarter exceeded the company's own guidance, boosted by lower costs and one-off items, while the market outlook for drilling rigs was improving, the Oslo and New York-listed firm said on Tuesday.The company…

Workers at Total's North Sea Platforms to Strike

Feb 26, 2019

Workers at three of Total's North Sea oil and gas platforms will hold a series of strikes between March 11 and May 8, Britain's Unite union said on Tuesday.Unite members on the Elgin Franklin, North Alwyn and Dunbar platforms will take part in a continuous ban on overtime on March 11…

Fugro Sees Margin Improvement in 2019

Feb 25, 2019

Dutch deep-sea prospector Fugro reported on Monday a 19.2 percent rise in full-year 2018 revenue to 1.65 billion euros ($1.87 billion), helped by growth across all divisions.The company met its 2018 revenue and EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) margin targets…

Maersk Drilling Mulls Listing in Recovering Market

Feb 25, 2019

Drilling rig contractor Maersk Drilling, which will soon list on the Copenhagen stock exchange, said the offshore drilling market is improving as oil firms generate more cash and look to boost reserves.A fall in oil prices in 2014 prompted a…

Verus Petroleum Up For Sale

Feb 21, 2019

Private equity firm HitecVision is seeking to sell its British North Sea oil and gas production unit Verus Petroleum, which last year completed a string of large acquisitions ramping up its output, industry and banking sources said.The sale…

Norway Oil Firms Lower 2019 CapEx Forecast

Feb 21, 2019

Oil and gas companies operating in Norway have lowered their investment forecasts for 2019 to 172.7 billion crowns ($20.06 billion) from 175.3 billion crowns seen in November, a survey by the country's statistics agency (SSB) showed on Thursday…

Petrobras Will Pay to End Whale Park Dispute

Feb 15, 2019

Brazil state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Thursday it had concluded a long-running dispute with the country's ANP petroleum regulator, agreeing to pay 3.5 billion reais ($940 million) to end an oil-royalty spat.Dating back to 2014…

Eni Quarterly Profit Jumps 55%

Feb 15, 2019

Italian oil company Eni beat expectations with a 55 percent jump in fourth quarter profit as higher prices, mainly gas, offset a dip in production.Adjusted net profit was 1.459 billion euros ($1.65 billion), above an analyst consensus forecast provided by the company of 1…

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