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Execs of Big Oil Traders Knew of Petrobras Bribes

Dec 05, 2018

Brazilian investigators said on Wednesday that 'top executives' of trading giants Vitol , Trafigura and Glencore had full knowledge that their employees paid millions in bribes to executives of state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA in return for business…

Lukoil, KazMunayGas Partner in the Caspian

Dec 04, 2018

Lukoil and KazMunayGas have agreed to collaborate to develop the Zhenis project in the Kazakhstan's sector of the Caspian Sea.President of PJSC LUKOIL, Vagit Alekperov, and Chairman of the Management Board of JSC NC KazMunayGas, Alik Aidarbayev…

Hempel Opens Center of Excellence

Dec 03, 2018

Coatings manufacturer Hempel has officially opened its new €6 million Center of Excellence dedicated to passive fire protection (PFP) coatings.The new center in Barcelona features 3,000 square meters of laboratory, testing areas and offices…

Transocean Shareholders OK Ocean Rig Acquisition

Nov 29, 2018

Transocean, international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells, has announced that its shareholders approved the acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW, by approving the proposals presented at Transocean’s Extraordinary General Meeting…

BP and Equinor Spending Steady

Nov 28, 2018

The spending plans of oil majors BP and Equinor are unaffected by the more than 25 percent drop in oil prices since early October, their CEOs said on Wednesday.Oil and gas companies were boosted over the first nine months of the year by a recovery…

Brazil Ship Collision Reveals Offshore Regulatory Gaps

Nov 28, 2018

Brazil has more than doubled the number of risky ship-to-ship oil transfers this year, but its monitoring of such offshore maneuvers is lax, to a point where a July 2017 collision between two tankers was not reported, according to a Reuters review of government and shipping records…

McDermott Wins Subsea Work from Shell

Nov 27, 2018

McDermott International, Inc. announced Tuesday it has been awarded a contract from Shell Exploration and Production Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, for new subsea umbilical and flowline installation at the Great White Frio development in Alaminos Canyon Block 857 in the U…

DNO Makes Hostile Bid for Faroe Petroleum

Nov 26, 2018

Norway's DNO has launched a hostile bid to buy all of Faroe Petroleum in a deal valuing the London-listed company at around 608 million pounds ($781 million), sending Faroe shares up by a quarter.DNO, which already owns 28 percent of Aberdeen-based Faroe…

Incoming Petrobras CEO: No Decision Yet on Future Pre-salt Auctions

Nov 23, 2018

No decision has yet been taken on the types of contract to be offered in Brazil's pre-salt deep water oil auctions, the incoming head of Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Thursday, adding that fuel price policy is still being discussed.(Reporting by Mateus Maia Editing by Marguerita Choy)

Eni 'Always Interested' in Abu Dhabi

Nov 23, 2018

Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi on Friday declined to say whether the Italian oil group would bid for the refining unit of Abu Dhabi state-owned oil company ADNOC, but added ENI was 'always interested in things regarding' the Gulf country.Descalzi…

Ashtead Technology Acquires Welaptega

Nov 22, 2018

Subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology said it has bolstered its inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services and capabilities with the acquisition of Canadian-based underwater inspection company Welaptega.The transaction…

Polarcus Wins High-res 3D Project

Nov 21, 2018

Marine geophysical company Polarcus announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract to perform a high-resolution 3D marine seismic acquisition project in North America.The project duration is approximately 45 days and is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2019.

Petrobras Units Could be Sold Under New CEO

Nov 19, 2018

Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that certain units of Petroleo Brasileiro could be privatized, even though the state-run company is strategic for the state.Speaking to reporters after his team named Chicago…

Castello Branco Named Petrobras CEO

Nov 19, 2018

Brazil's incoming far-right government on Monday tapped a University of Chicago-trained economist with experience in the oil sector to be the chief executive of state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA, amid a debate over privatization of the company's assets…

Gulf Island Sells Texas North Yard

Nov 16, 2018

Gulf Island Fabrication said on Thursday it has completed the sale of its North Yard facilities and associated equipment in Aransas Pass, Texas.The Houston based builder of offshore structures and vessels announced the $28 million sale in September…

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