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Denmark Tells Ørsted to Pay $1B in Taxes for UK Offshore Wind Farms

Dec 02, 2020

Danish authorities have told offshore wind developer Ørsted to pay taxes and interests amounting to DKK 6.6 billion (around USD $1 billion) for the company's British offshore wind farms Walney Extension and Hornsea 1 in the tax years 2015 and 2016…

Seadrill Partners Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Dec 01, 2020

Seadrill Partners LLC said on Tuesday it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as a means to restructure its debt, in another sign of financial difficulties for the wider Seadrill Ltd oil drilling rig group.'The company intends to use the bankruptcy process to ensure that all customer…

Petronas Posts 3Q Loss. Warns of Tough 4Q

Nov 27, 2020

Malaysian state-owned energy giant Petronas warned on Friday that the remainder of the year would remain tough due to prolonged low oil prices and moderate demand recovery hampered by the coronavirus, as it recorded a third-quarter loss.'Amid…

Petrobras Cuts 5-year Spending Plan by 27%

Nov 26, 2020

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA cut its five-year investment plan by 27% from a year ago to $55 billion to preserve cash, as the coronavirus pandemic drove down global oil demand and prices.In a filing on Thursday…

'Largest Ever' Offshore Wind Financial Close Reached for World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 26, 2020

Equinor and SSE have announced a financial close on the first two phases of the world's largest offshore wind farm project - the Dogger Bank in the UK North Sea.Dogger Bank wind farm is a joint venture between SSE Renewables, who are leading the construction of the offshore wind farm…

Rystad: E&P Spending in 2021 Could Reach $380B. Return to Pre-Crisis Levels Uncertain

Nov 24, 2020

Investments from the global oil and gas exploration and production companies (E&P) in 2021 are forecasted to reach around $380 billion, almost flat year-on-year, a report by Rystad Energy shows.Approximately 20% or $76 billion of the estimated…

Offshore Driller Noble Says Reorganization Plan Gets Court Approval

Nov 23, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Noble, which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August, said Monday that its restructuring plan had received court approval. The offshore drilling company changed its name earlier this month from Noble Corp…

Australia's Santos Secures $750M Loan

Nov 05, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos has executed documentation to enter into a new US$750 million syndicated bank loan, to refinance existing debt facility established for the acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ northern Australian and Timor-Leste assets…

Pacific Drilling Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Again

Nov 02, 2020

Offshore drilling firm Pacific Drilling and certain of its subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with the aim to eliminate $1.1 billion debt.The company, which had previously filed for Bankruptcy in 2017, said Friday that it and…

Exxon Posts Third Straight Quarterly Loss

Nov 02, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp posted its third straight quarterly loss on Friday and detailed deeper spending cuts to come, as the oil major reels from the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on energy demand and prices.The largest U.S. oil producer by volume said…

Total Keeps Dividend But Cuts Investment Target

Oct 30, 2020

Total trimmed its 2020 investment target on Friday after a sharp drop in third-quarter net profit, though the French oil and gas producer maintained its dividend.The company cut its investment target to $13 billion from $14 billion and said it was keeping a lid on operating costs too…

Chevron Posts Q3 Profit

Oct 30, 2020

Chevron on Friday reported an adjusted third-quarter profit as oil prices recovered from spring lows and spending cuts benefited operating results.Chevron and its peers have slashed spending budgets this year on plummeting demand and crude oil…

Aker BP Posts Higher Than Expected Operating Profit. Cuts Capex Guidance

Oct 29, 2020

Norwegian independent oil firm Aker BP reported on Thursday higher-than-expected operating profits for the third quarter and slightly cut its expected spending for the full year.Operating profit rose to $242 million from $196 million in the same quarter a year ago…

Spanish Oil Firm Repsol Cuts Capex

Oct 29, 2020

Spanish oil and gas group Repsol returned to profit in the third quarter after a deep loss in the second, and suggested it could spin off some of its growing renewables business to maximize investment returns.Repsol, however, said it would cut…

Equinor Takes $2.9B Hit in Asset Write-offs

Oct 29, 2020

Norway's Equinor wrote off $2.93 billion from the value of its assets after cutting its long-term oil and gas price forecasts on Thursday, betting the pandemic and a shift away from fossil fuels will have a lasting impact on markets.The biggest hit came from a $1…

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