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In Norway, Cost Overruns Are Good Times

Oct 08, 2019

Order delays, cancellations and decision-gate debates have been hampering Norwegian oilfield owners grappling with a vastly weakened currency and projects — like the not-on-time and not-on-budget, Martin Linge — that have burst budgets.While several fields have been made scaled back (Bauge…

TGS Posts Record Q3 Revenue

Oct 08, 2019

Norway's TGS, a supplier of seismic data to the global oil industry, reported record third-quarter revenues on Tuesday, beating both its own and analysts' forecasts, the company said.So-called net segment revenues hit $277 million for the July-September period…

Martin Linge, Njord Cost Estimates Climb

Oct 07, 2019

Norway's Martin Linge offshore oil and gas project will cost $865 million more than previously expected and take an extra half year to come on line, the government and operator Equinor announced on Monday.The government has also raised its estimate…

Norway Sovereign Fund to Divest E&P Firms

Oct 02, 2019

Norway's $1.1 trillion sovereign fund will divest companies solely dedicated to oil and gas exploration and production in a bid to shield itself from a long-term fall in oil prices, the finance ministry said late on Tuesday.The move will partly…

Polarcus Gets Prefunding for Australia Survey

Oct 01, 2019

Polarcus said it has secured high industry prefunding for a multi-client XArray project in Australia.The project will commence in the fourth quarter of 2019 with an approximate duration of two months.

Mozambique Eyes $880 Mln in Tax from Anadarko Takeover

Sep 27, 2019

Mozambique is targeting $880 million in capital gains tax from the takeover of Anadarko Petroleum by Occidental Petroleum, local newspaper O Pais reported on Friday.Anadarko led a liquefied natural gas project in the southern African country…

Malaysia Could List Petronas' Exploration Arm

Sep 27, 2019

Malaysia is considering listing the exploration and production arm of state energy company Petronas, the world's third-biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, state news agency Bernama reported on Friday citing Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad…

Gulf Marine Services Gets Capital Respite

Sep 27, 2019

Gulf Marine Services Plc said on Friday it reached an agreement with lenders to ensure it would have continued liquidity until the end of the year, nearly a month after its top boss quit after the company warned of a shortfall in full-year profit…

EOLOS Gets Capital Injection

Sep 27, 2019

EOLOS Floating Lidar Solutions, a start-up supported by EIT InnoEnergy, has completed a significant capital injection by the entity of the Swiss investment company Prorsum AG.Rajai Aghabi, CEO and founder of EOLOS, describes the capital increase as “a significant closing for EOLOS…

Pemex Prepays $5.17 Billion in Bond Tender

Sep 24, 2019

Mexico's Pemex said on Monday it had paid $5.17 billion in a tender offer to prepay about a third of its bonds maturing between 2020-23, part of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's latest effort to shore up the state oil firm.The company announced the bond tender earlier this month…

Delek Offered Funds to Invest in Ithaca

Sep 24, 2019

Israeli oil and gas company Delek has received an offer from an unnamed investor for a potential investment of up to $250 million into its North Sea focused subsidiary Ithaca Energy.'Delek Group, received a signed offer from an international…

Transocean Cancels Drillship Deliveries

Sep 23, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean announced on Monday that it will not take delivery of two newbuild drillships that were scheduled to be handed over from Korean builder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in 2019 and 2020.Transocean said two of its indirect…

Petrofac Sells Mexico Assets to Perenco

Sep 20, 2019

Oilfield services company Petrofac Ltd said on Thursday it would sell the remaining 51% interest in its Mexican oilfields for up to $276 million to Anglo-French oil and gas company Perenco.Petrofac, which had offloaded a 49% stake in the operations to Perenco last year…

Petronas Q2 Profit Rises 8%

Sep 20, 2019

Malaysia's state-owned energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd reported an 8% increase in second-quarter profit on Friday because of a weaker Malaysian ringgit, though that was partially offset by higher product costs.Petronas, as the company is known…

Aurelius Backs Ardent Buyout

Sep 19, 2019

Alternative direct lender AURELIUS Finance Company has provided financing to support the buy-out of emergency management and offshore decommissioning company Ardent from co-owners Svitzer, a global towage operator, and Crowley Holdings, a holding…

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