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Petrobras Receives $149 Mln from SBM in Leniency Deal

Oct 22, 2018

Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has received an initial payment of 549 million reais ($148.92 million) from Dutch marine engineering group SBM Offshore as part of a 1.22 billion-real leniency deal, the Brazilian government said on Monday…

Solstad Seeks Creditor Talks Amid Sluggish Recovery

Oct 22, 2018

Norwegian oil service vessels (OSV) firm Solstad Offshore is seeking negotiations with creditors and other stakeholders to boost liquidity ahead of the slow winter season, the company said on Monday, sending its shares down 20 percent.'We were all too optimistic about when the recovery will happen…

Neptune Energy Names Lumens CFO

Oct 22, 2018

Private equity backed oil and gas producer Neptune Energy on Monday named former Louis Dreyfus executive Armand Lumens as its chief financial officer. Lumens worked with Louis Dreyfus Co as its group chief financial officer for less than two…

Aker BP Q3 Operating Profit Beats Forecast

Oct 19, 2018

Aker BP's third-quarter operating profit rose more than expected, helped by a boom in oil prices, the Norwegian oil firm said on Friday, while reducing planned capital and exploration spending.Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose to…

Keppel Q3 Profit Falls

Oct 18, 2018

Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corp on Thursday posted a 15 percent fall in third-quarter net profit, hurt by lower contributions from its investments and property divisions.Keppel, whose businesses range from rig-building to property development…

Tidewater, Gulfmark Announce Filing of Definitive Proxy Statement

Oct 17, 2018

Parties say transaction could close on or about November 15, 2018.Offshore services providers Tidewater and GulfMark Offshore announced today the filing of the joint definitive proxy statement and prospectus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange…

Shell Sells its Danish Upstream Assets for $1.9 Bln

Oct 17, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell its Danish upstream business to Norwegian Energy (Noreco) in a deal valuing the assets at $1.9 billion, as part of its wider divestment strategy, the company said on Wednesday.The sale brings Shell's three-year $30 billion divestment plan close to its conclusion…

Shell Attains Break-even costs of $30-$35 per Barrel in Brazil

Oct 16, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell, Brazil's No. 2 oil producer, has attained break-even costs of $30-$35 per barrel in the South American country, its Brazil manager Andre Araujo said on Tuesday.(Reporting by Alexandra Alper; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

Cepsa Float Fail Could Jeopardize Other Energy Listings

Oct 15, 2018

The shelving of Spanish energy company Cepsa's initial public offering (IPO) may damage prospects for a string of oil-related companies planning to go public.Returning Cepsa to the Madrid stock exchange this week in a flotation valuing the firm at up to 8 billion euros ($9…

Cepsa Postpones Bumper IPO, Blames Market Rout

Oct 15, 2018

Spain's Cepsa postponed what would have been the largest oil company listing in a decade on Monday, the latest IPO to succumb to a global sell-off in equity markets.Cepsa's owner, Abu Dhabi state investor Mubadala, had planned to raise about 2 billion euros ($2…

SeaBird, MCG Get More Work

Oct 14, 2018

Seismic players SeaBird Exploration and its partner Norway's MultiClient Geophysical (MCG) announce that significant additional pre funding commitment from an oil major has been secured relating to the ongoing MC2D project in North West Europe…

Boskalis Nominates van Noort as New CFO

Oct 11, 2018

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has nominated Carlo van Noort to be appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Boskalis at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) in May 2019. The term of the current CFO, Hans Kamps, expires on the date of that same AGM…

Angola Could Partially List Oil Company Sonangol

Oct 11, 2018

Angola, Africa's second largest crude producer, could partially list state oil company Sonangol, a spokesman for the ministry of mineral resources and oil said on Thursday.This follows comments by Mineral Resources and Oil Minister Diamantino Azevedo…

Venezuela Sets New Wages for Oil Workers

Oct 10, 2018

Venezuela on Wednesday increased wages for workers at state energy company PDVSA after employees staged small protests to decry meager salaries amid the OPEC nation's economic meltdown.Socialist President Nicolas Maduro in August unexpectedly…

Hibiscus Petroleum Buys Stake in North Sea Block

Oct 10, 2018

Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd has acquired 50% interest in two oilfields offshore the United Kingdom for $37.5 million in total.In a press statement, Hibiscus said its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Anasuria Hibiscus UK Ltd (AHUK) had entered into…

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