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Aker BP Boosts Exploration Capex

Jul 12, 2019

Norwegian oil firm Aker BP said it would slightly increase its capital and exploration spending this year as it reported second-quarter results that fell year-on-year.Aker's net income fell to $62 million in the quarter from $128 million a year earlier…

Anadarko Shareholders to Vote on Oxy Deal

Jul 12, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum Corp shareholders will vote Aug. 8 on the oil and gas producer's planned $38 billion sale to Occidental Petroleum Corp - the biggest oil and gas deal of the year.Occidental avoided its own shareholder vote on the deal by securing…

Aker Energy Issues Bonds to AFC

Jul 09, 2019

Aker Energy Ghana, a subsidiary of Norwegian-based oil exploration and production firm Aker Energy AS, has entered into an agreement to issue $100 million of convertible subordinated bonds to Africa Finance Corporation (AFC).AFC also intends to take part in future capital market activities…

Equinor to Sell Shares in Lundin Petroleum

Jul 08, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor ASA on Sunday said it will sell a 16% stake in Lundin Petroleum AB for about $1.56 billion, and in return acquire an additional 2.6% stake in Johan Sverdrup oilfield.Equinor agreed to sell about 54.5 million Lundin shares at a price of 266…

Brazil Searches Sembcorp Yard in Graft Probe

Jul 03, 2019

Singaporean rig builder Sembcorp Marine said on Wednesday that authorities had searched its shipyard in Brazil as part of a graft investigation, sending its shares lower and underlining the staying power of Brazil's ongoing 'Car Wash' corruption probe…

Ørsted Supports Taiwan’s Offshore Wind

Jul 03, 2019

An $800 million green loan facility launched by Ørsted brings together 15 banks to finance the company’s first commercial offshore wind farms in Taiwan.“Taiwan is eager to expand its share of renewable energy. The country’s financial institutions want to be a part of that green transition…

Weatherford Files Bankruptcy Plan

Jul 01, 2019

Oilfield services firm Weatherford International on Friday filed a prepackaged restructuring plan with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a regulatory filing.The company, which has struggled under a heavy debt burden and years of losses…

Icahn Steps up Fight with Occidental

Jun 26, 2019

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Wednesday ratcheted up his fight with Occidental Petroleum over its pending purchase of rival Anadarko Petroleum by calling for a special shareholder meeting where he hopes to win board seats.In a regulatory filing…

Wood Sees Profit Rise

Jun 26, 2019

British engineering and oilfield services provider Wood Plc said on Wednesday its operating profit for the first half would be 25% higher than last year, sending its shares up more than 7%.The company said its overall performance in the first half was better than a year earlier…

Dolphin Drilling Declares Bankruptcy

Jun 26, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas rig operator Dolphin Drilling filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, leading creditors to seize its key assets in a restructuring that will see the company maintain operations.Formerly known as Fred. Olsen Energy, Dolphin Drilling…

DOF Subsea Desperately Seeking Funds

Jun 26, 2019

Norwegian offshore support vessel owner DOF Subsea is seeking a revision of debt terms with creditors as it struggles to achieve a refinancing solution.The cash-strapped subsidiary of Oslo-listed DOF Group has launched a bid to align bond and loan covenants as its refinancing continues…

Petrobras Pays $700 Mln to Vantage Drilling

Jun 24, 2019

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA said on Friday it had made a $700 million payment to oil services provider Vantage Drilling Company in a case involving a contract that it had terminated.Petrobras, as the oil company is known…

Oilfield Services Pricing Rises

Jun 24, 2019

Oilfield services companies are in bullish mode. They are now able to raise prices for their products and services, after several years of gloom.“Oil and gas investments are on the rise, and so too is the pricing power of service companies. After losing pricing power in 2015 and 2016…

Brent Oil Climbed 5% This Week

Jun 21, 2019

Brent oil rallied above $65 per barrel on Friday and was on track for a 5% gain this week on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than a fifth of the world's oil output.Brent crude was up $0…

Bourbon BoD to Analyze Restructuring Proposals

Jun 19, 2019

Following the submission of financial restructuring proposals subject to conditions precedent, the Board of Directors of BOURBON Corporation reviewed today the two proposals which are considered relevant to the interests of the group, its employees…

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