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DNO Swings to Q3 Loss

Oct 31, 2019

Independent oil firm DNO swung to a third-quarter loss amid writedowns on assets in the North Sea and northern Iraq, the Norwegian company said on Thursday.The company's third-quarter loss came in at $140.9 million from a year-ago profit of $98…

Siccar Point Lures Bids from Majors, PE Funds

Oct 31, 2019

Bids for North Sea oil and gas firm Siccar Point, backed by private equity groups Blackstone and Blue Water Energy, are due on Nov. 7 and are likely to target specific assets rather than the whole company, four industry sources said.The list…

Lundin Petroleum's Q3 Beats Forecast

Oct 31, 2019

Swedish oil firm Lundin Petroleum , a partner in Norway's giant Sverdrup oilfield, posted a smaller-than-expected decline in third-quarter earnings on Thursday, while raising output forecasts and cutting capital spending guidance.Earnings before interest…

E&P Companies Struggle on RoI

Oct 31, 2019

International  exploration & production (E&P) are struggling to make money from offshore investments made during the latest investment upturn, according to a new study by Rystad Energy.Rystad Energy has evaluated all offshore oil fields sanctioned…

U.S. NatGas Prices Near 25-year Low as Glut Weighs

Oct 30, 2019

In the shale field that helped launch the U.S. natural gas boom a decade ago, Chesapeake Energy Corp this month set aside its last drilling rig. The problem for the once No. 2 U.S. gas producer was not a lack of gas, but too much of it.A long…

Oil Steady as Inventory Drop vies with Trade Concerns

Oct 30, 2019

Oil prices fell on Wednesday as worries over a possible delay in resolving the U.S.-China trade war which has hurt global oil demand competed with a drop in U.S. crude inventories which buoyed prices.Brent crude was up 4 cents, or 0.06%, at $61…

Hermitage Raises Fund for PSV Overhaul

Oct 30, 2019

Hermitage Offshore Services (HOS), the operator of platform supply vessels (PSV), has announced that it has raised $2.5 million via share sale.The Bermuda-headquartered company, formerly Nordic American Offshore Limited, informed that the proceeds…

Ørsted to Divest Stake in NJ OWP to PSEG

Oct 30, 2019

Danish wind developer Ørsted A/S will enter into exclusive negotiations for Public Service Enterprise Group  (PSEG) to potentially acquire a 25% interest in the proposed 1,100-MW Ocean Wind project.Subject to negotiations toward a joint venture agreement…

Hunting Warns on Profit

Oct 29, 2019

British oilfield services firm Hunting Plc warned on Tuesday that annual core profit would be at the lower end of market expectations as it grapples with a slowdown in the U.S. onshore drilling market, sending its shares down as much as 7%.Without giving numbers…

BP Profits Fall 40%

Oct 29, 2019

BP's profits fell sharply in the third quarter, hurt by lower oil prices, but strong refining operations helped the company beat expectations even after taking a one-off $2.6 billion charge linked to asset sales.BP, like other big energy companies…

ConocoPhillips Profit Beats Estimates

Oct 29, 2019

US oil and gas company ConocoPhillips' quarterly profit shot ahead of analysts' estimates on Tuesday, as higher shale production offset the impact from lower crude prices and higher exploration costs.Total production, excluding Libya, rose 98…

Pemex Posts $4.4 Bln Loss

Oct 28, 2019

Slumping revenues pushed Mexico's Petroleos Mexicanos to a net loss of 87.4 bln pesos ($4.43 billion) in the third quarter, but the struggling state oil firm said on Monday it had cut back its hefty debt load, bucking the trend of recent years…

POSH Terasea Liquidated After Default

Oct 28, 2019

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH), an Asian operator of offshore support vessels, with a diversified fleet servicing offshore oil and gas E&P activities,  said its joint venture, POSH Terasea (PTPL) would be voluntarily liquidated by creditors…

International SOS Invests in Iquarus

Oct 25, 2019

Medical and security risk services company International SOS said it becoming the majority shareholder and taking sole ownership of Iquarus after increased its investment in the Aberdeen business.International SOS, which previously had a minority stake in Iqarus…

LEKOIL Secures $11.5 Mln Debt Facility

Oct 25, 2019

West African focused oil and gas company LEKOIL announced on Friday it has signed a new $11.5 million debt facility with FBNQuest Merchant Bank.The facility has a maturity of four years and is repayable quarterly with a margin of London Interbank…

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