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Bumi Armada Profit Up 28.5% in Q1

May 27, 2019

Malaysia's offshore oilfield services firm Bumi Armada announced that its first-quarter net profit jumped 28.5% on-year, mainly thanks to joint ventures, lower cost of sales, and lower distribution costs.Net profit for the January-March period climbed to 62…

Pemex Promised $7.3 Billion in Tax Relief

May 24, 2019

Mexico's government aims to give $7.3 billion in tax relief to heavily indebted state oil company Pemex, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday, in an effort to cool fears over its financial viability and the impact on the wider economy…

Some OSV Owners Feeling the Pain

May 23, 2019

While the offshore market is starting to show some positive signs, some vessel owners and operators in the sector continue to suffer.Utilization and rates for offshore supply vessels (OSV) have improved in 2019, particularly in the North Sea…

Mexico Punishes Former Pemex CEO

May 23, 2019

Mexico's government has punished the former chief executive of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos for misuse of public funds in the purchase of fertilizer business Fertinal, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.The Public Administration…

BW Offshore to Float Energy Unit

May 23, 2019

Oslo-listed BW Offshore said it will float BW Energy this year to help expand the oil and gas business, particularly in Brazil, as its first quarter earnings rose 72%.Shares in BW Offshore, originally an owner of floating production, storage…

Seadrill Considers Selling Non-core Assets

May 23, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill is considering selling non-core assets, including its 15.7% stake in oil service firm Archer , to reduce its liabilities, the firm's outgoing chief financial officer said on Thursday.Seadrill, controlled by Norwegian billionaire John Fredriksen…

Pacific Radiance Wins Case Against Chinese Yard

May 23, 2019

Singapore-based offshore vessel operator Pacific Radiance has won an arbitration award against a Chinese shipyard in a case involving two cancelled platform supply vessels (PSVs).The arbitral award provides for the refund of the pre-delivery instalment amounting to $2…

BP Shareholders Adopt Climate Resolution

May 22, 2019

BP shareholders overwhelmingly approved a climate resolution on Tuesday backed by investors and the oil and gas company which calls for it to meet the 2015 Paris climate agreement.The resolution, co-filed by shareholder group Climate Action 100+…

TenneT Issues EUR1.25bln Green Bond

May 22, 2019

Netherlands-based transmission system operator TenneT Holding B.V. has launched and priced another Green Bond issue of EUR 1.25 billion, with proceeds set to be used for investing in offshore wind.The Green Bond issue is split in two tranches…

Brookfield Eyes TeeKay Offshore Partners

May 20, 2019

Canada-based Brookfield Business Partners has made an offer to purchase the publicly traded units of Teekay Offshore Partners (TOP), midstream services provider to the offshore oil production industry,  that it doesn't already own.The offer was for $1…

EnscoRowan Wins Arbitration Against SHI

May 17, 2019

Offshore drilling services provider EnscoRowan announced that an arbitration tribunal has awarded it $180 million in damages in its proceedings against South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).Further, the company will be claiming…

DNO Completes $400mln Bond Placement

May 17, 2019

The Norwegian oil and gas operator focused on the Middle East and the North Sea, DNO ASA said it has completed the private placement of USD 400 million of new, five-year senior unsecured bonds with a coupon rate of 8.375 percent.The bond placement…

Pemex Requests $8bn Loan Amid Heavy Uncertainty

May 16, 2019

Petróleos Mexicanos’ (Pemex) US$8 billion bank loan comes amid heavy investor uncertainty over the oil company’s debt load, but lenders wanting to maintain links with Pemex and the left-wing administration overseeing the firm may have little choice but to commit to the financing…

Weatherford to File for Bankruptcy

May 13, 2019

Irish-domiciled multinational oil and natural gas service company Weatherford International has entered into an agreement with its top creditors that will allow the company to file for a 'prepackaged' Chapter 11 bankruptcy - after more than four years without making a profit…

Ørsted Green Bonds Successful

May 10, 2019

Danish renewable energy developer Ørsted has secured nominal GBP 900 million through the issuance of green senior bonds.The fund is to finance its green growth ambition towards 2025 including the investment in the offshore wind farm Hornsea 2 in the United Kingdom with a capacity of 1…

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