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Nigerian Opposition Candidate Seeks to Boost Oil Investment

Nov 19, 2018

Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar will seek to boost investment in the country's oil sector if he becomes president next year, according to a draft copy of his manifesto.He plans to reconsider the introduction of bidding rounds for marginal fields and oil blocks…

Delek Drilling to Spin Off Tamar Stake

Nov 19, 2018

Israel's Delek Drilling is looking to spin off its remaining 22 percent stake in the offshore Tamar gas field in 2019, the company's chief executive said on Monday.Last year Delek spun off an initial 9.25 percent of Tamar into a new company in Tel Aviv called Tamar Petroleum…

SBM Offshore: $45 Mln in Extra Impairments in Q3

Nov 15, 2018

SBM Offshore, the Netherlands-based maker of floating oil and gas production facilities, on Thursday said it expected $45 million in impairments in Brazil and the United States.In Brazil, SBM Offshore has decided to temporarily close the Brasa…

Tullow Oil Debt Down to $2.8 Bln

Nov 15, 2018

Tullow Oil forecast its net debt would drop to $2.8 billion by the end of the year and slightly raised its full-year free cash flow to $700 million, helped by trimming its capital expenditure.The company had previously said it might reach free cash flow of about $650 million…

Putin: I Discussed Oil Prices with Trump

Nov 15, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he had discussed the world oil market with U.S. President Donald Trump when both men were in Paris to mark the anniversary of the end of World War One.Putin, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a regional conference in Singapore…

Oil Markets Rattled by New Demand/Supply Imbalance

Nov 14, 2018

Fear of a new oil demand/supply imbalance has rattled the oil market.Market sentiment has suddenly shifted. Fear that Iran sanctions will cause oil prices to spike to $100+ has been superseded by concern that prices are heading south with no bottom in sight…

Rosneft's CEO Says VTB Did Not Finance Share Sale

Nov 14, 2018

Russian state bank VTB did not finance the recent deal by Qatar to buy a stake in Rosneft and it is verifiable by looking at who has the oil giant's shares as collateral, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said on Wednesday.Reuters reported last week that…

Oil Slumps to One-year Low

Nov 13, 2018

Oil's slide accelerated on Tuesday, with U.S. futures suffering their steepest one-day loss in more than three years due to ongoing worries about weakening global demand and oversupply.U.S. futures closed down 7.1 percent, for a record 12th straight decline and the lowest since November 2017…

Oil Majors Spending 'Sweet Spot' to Last to 2020

Nov 13, 2018

Big Oil is today in a spending sweet spot as years of cost cuts and rising oil prices converge but investments will need to rise after 2020 to boost output, BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, said on Tuesday.Oil and gas giants such as Royal Dutch Shell…

GE to Sell Portion of Stake in Baker Hughes

Nov 13, 2018

General Electric Co is selling a portion of its stake in oilfield services provider Baker Hughes, the U.S. industrial conglomerate said on Tuesday, its latest move to raise cash and repay debt.GE, which bought Baker Hughes in July 2017, has…

Trump Hopes OPEC Won't Cut Production

Nov 12, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he hoped there would be no oil output reductions, after Saudi Arabia said OPEC was considering cutting oil supply next year, citing softening demand.'Hopefully, Saudi Arabia and OPEC will not be cutting oil production…

Saudi Aramco CEO says IPO will 'certainly' happen

Nov 12, 2018

Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Officer Amin Nasser said the initial public offering of the state-oil producer will 'certainly' happen when the conditions are right.Saudi Aramco said it is still in discussions to buy a stake in petrochemicals company Saudi Basic Industries Corp…

Hedge Funds Enforce Correction to Oil Market's Course

Nov 12, 2018

Hedge funds have sold the equivalent of almost half a billion barrels of crude oil and refined products in the last six weeks, as worries about slowing demand replaced earlier concern over sanctions on Iran.Hedge funds and other money managers…

Supply Chain in Recovery Mode

Nov 09, 2018

While the offshore industry is showing signs of recovery, it may still be some time before the supply chain starts to feel a sense of relief.“The offshore and deepwater are coming back,” said Caitlin Shaw, director of upstream supply chain research at Wood Mackenzie…

OMV Forms JV with Sapura

Nov 09, 2018

Austria's OMV has agreed to establish a joint venture with Malaysia's Sapura Energy Bhd , paying $540 million for a 50 percent stake in its exploration assets in line with its strategy to expand in Southeast Asia.Sapura Energy will transfer $350 million of its debt into the new firm…

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