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Chevron to Buy Anadarko for $33 Bln

Apr 12, 2019

Chevron Corp on Friday said it will buy oil and gas producer Anadarko Petroleum Corp for $33 billion in cash and stock in a deal that doubles down on its bet on U.S. shale and LNG as U.S. energy production is shattering records.The deal makes Chevron the second-largest major by crude production…

Okea Plans IPO This Year

Apr 11, 2019

Norwegian oil company Okea, partly owned by Thailand's Bangchak Corporation and private equity firm Seacrest Capital, announced plans on Thursday for an initial public offering on the Oslo stock exchange this year.Okea said it had hired investment banks Pareto Securities…

Swiss, Brazil Try to Unravel Petrobras Affair

Apr 09, 2019

Crimefighters in Switzerland and Brazil pledged to intensify cooperation to resolve the sprawling corruption case linked to state oil firm Petrobras in which around 700 million Swiss francs ($701 million) remain frozen in Switzerland.Switzerland…

Oil Hits Five-month High

Apr 08, 2019

Oil prices rose to a five-month high on Monday, driven by expectations that global supplies would tighten due to fighting in Libya, OPEC-led cuts and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela.International benchmark Brent futures rose 74 cents…

Maersk's Drilling Unit Lists in Copenhagen

Apr 04, 2019

A.P. Moller-Maersk spun off its oil and gas drilling unit and listed it separately on the Copenhagen stock exchange on Thursday, where it was traded slightly below the book value it had in Maersk's own accounts.The demerger is a part of the…

Trump, Saudi Arabia at Odds Over Oil Price

Apr 01, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump and the Saudi government have closely aligned views on most issues but they disagree significantly on the desirable level for oil prices, which could become a source of volatility in 2019/2020.In keeping with his iconoclastic approach to governing…

SBM Offshore to Challenge $2.2 Mln Fine

Mar 29, 2019

SBM Offshore, a Dutch provider of floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO), said on Friday it opposes financial regulators's claims that it withheld certain price-sensitive information between 2012 and 2014 related to an internal…

Trump Calls for OPEC to Boost Production

Mar 28, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to boost oil production to lower the price of the commodity.'Very important that OPEC increase the flow of Oil. World Markets are fragile…

Fred. Olsen Ocean Buys Stake in UWL

Mar 28, 2019

Fred. Olsen Ocean (FOO) has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% ownership in United Wind Logistics GmbH (UWL) through the contribution of new equity in the amount of EUR 12 million.The ownership split in UWL will be FOO 50.0 %, United Shipping Group GmbH 37…

Seacrest in Talks to Sell Azinor

Mar 27, 2019

Private equity fund Seacrest Capital is in talks to sell part or all of its British North Sea-focused oil exploration firm Azinor Catalyst, which could fetch between $60-$100 million, having received unsolicited offers for it, banking and industry sources said…

Oil Rises 2 Percent

Mar 26, 2019

Oil rose nearly 2 percent on Tuesday as attention centered on geopolitical factors tightening supplies that are leading to falling exports from Venezuela and declining U.S. inventories.Despite concerns about weaker demand due to an economic slowdown…

Brazil, Petrobras Paving Way for Giant Tender

Mar 26, 2019

Brazil's government will announce 'within days' a deal with state-run oil company Petrobras to settle a multi-billion-dollar contract dispute and clear the way to auction billions of barrels of oil off of the Brazilian coast, a minister said on Monday…

Oil Prices Near Flat

Mar 25, 2019

Oil prices were little changed on Monday as investors shrugged off fears of a global economic slowdown and focused on the prospect of tighter supply and lower U.S. crude inventories ahead.Brent crude oil futures climbed 30 cents to $67.33 a barrel by 11:56 a…

Mexico Could Pay Pemex Debt from Stabilization Fund

Mar 22, 2019

Mexico's deputy finance minister said on Thursday the government was considering using part of a $15.4 billion public income stabilization fund to pay some debt obligations for heavily leveraged state oil company Pemex.The finance ministry is…

Ophir Agrees to be Bought by Medco

Mar 21, 2019

London-listed Ophir Energy Plc said on Wednesday it agreed to be bought by Indonesian oil and gas group Medco for a sweetened cash bid of 408.4 million pounds ($539 million) after previously agreeing to a lower offer.Under the terms, Ophir shareholders will receive 57…

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