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CNOOC to Trim 2020 Spending by Up To 15%

Apr 08, 2020

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) will trim annual investment by 10% to 15% in 2020, while maintaining its goal of increasing domestic crude oil and natural gas production for the year, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.CNOOC Ltd…

Havila Shipping Reaches Debt Restructuring Deal

Apr 07, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Havila Shipping has struck a debt restructuring deal with lenders, conditional upon approval from formal bodies. At January 1, 2020, Havila's outstanding debt was NOK 4,222 million (around $410 million), which…

Exxon Cuts Spending by $10B

Apr 07, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp on Tuesday throttled back a multi-year investment spree in shale, LNG and deep water oil production and will cut planned capital spending this year by $10 billion as the coronavirus pandemic saps energy demand and oil prices…

Ithaca Cuts Spending. Cashflow Buoyant Even at $1 a Barrel

Apr 07, 2020

Delek's British North Sea oil and gas producer Ithaca Energy will cut spending by about half to $120 million this year, it said on Tuesday, adding that cashflow remains strong in spite of a recent slump in oil prices.Ithaca, which its owner has said could list on the London stock market this year…

Petrofac Confirms Capex, Jobs, Salaries Cuts

Apr 06, 2020

UK oilfield services provider Petrofac has confirmed it is planning staff reductions and furloughing as part of its action to save cash in response to low oil prices and COVID-19 pandemic.Reuters last week reported that Petrofac was planning to reduce the workforce by 20%…

PetroVietnam's Q1 Profit Likely Halved to $188.5M

Apr 05, 2020

PetroVietnam's net profit in the first quarter of this year likely fell 50.8% from a year earlier to 4.44 trillion dong ($188.5 million) due to low oil prices and weak demand due to the new coronavirus, Vietnam's state oil firm said on Sunday…

Tullow Gets 'Much-Needed' Breathing Room

Apr 03, 2020

Tullow Oil's lenders have approved the size of its reserves-based lending facility at $1.9 billion, giving the group $700 million of undrawn loans and cash at the start of the second quarter, it said on Friday.The company also said it was cutting its 2020 capital expenditure to $300 million…

Report: Petrofac to Let Go 20% of Workforce

Apr 02, 2020

Oilfield services provider Petrofac is launching a redundancy programme that it expects will end up reducing staff numbers by 20% as it seeks to cope with plunging oil prices, according to a source and an internal email seen by Reuters.The Britain-based company…

OGUK Asks Gov't to Save Oil Service Companies

Apr 02, 2020

Britain's oil and gas industry body OGUK has asked the government to adapt the financial aid schemes offered in the wake of the coronavirus crisis so as to cover dozens of oil service companies which would otherwise not qualify.OGUK called on the government last month to help it survive…

Hornbeck Offshore to File Chapter 11

Apr 02, 2020

U.S.-based offshore vessel owner Hornbeck Offshore Services announced it will file chapter 11 after defaulting on payment obligations.The New York-listed company said in an SEC filing that it has reached an agreement with lenders and holders of the company’s unsecured 5…

TechnipFMC Cuts 2020 Capex by 30%

Apr 01, 2020

Franco-American oil services firm TechnipFMC Plc said on Wednesday it will cut its planned capital expenditures for 2020 by 30% to $300 million in response to current oil market conditions.TechnipFMC said it was taking decisive action to address…

BP Cuts Spending by Quarter, Lowers Oil production

Apr 01, 2020

BP on Wednesday cut its 2020 spending plans by 25% and will reduce output from its U.S. shale oil and gas business in the face of the collapse in oil prices triggered by the coronavirus outbreak.BP and other big oil and gas companies are having…

Oilfield Equipment and Services Spending to Fall to 2005-Low

Apr 01, 2020

Global spending on oilfield equipment and services this year will fall 21% from 2019 to $211 billion, the lowest level since 2005, according to a report to be released on Wednesday by consultancy Spears & Associates, as oil and gas producers slash spending…

Eco Atlantic: Board, Management Salaries Cut up to 40%

Apr 01, 2020

Guyana and Namibia focused oil and gas company Eco Atlantic has said that its board and management have agreed to voluntary pay cuts of up to 40 percent, in the wake of the situation with the coronavirus and the low oil prices.The company has…

Covid-19 May Impact Contract Executions, Subsea 7 Says

Apr 01, 2020

Offshore installation and construction company Subsea 7 has withdrawn its 2020 guidance and outlook statements given late in February, citing the impact of the coronavirus and the oil price crash.Subsea 7 had in February said that it expected increasing tendering activity for offshore work…

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