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Bourbon Assets Taken Over by Creditor Banks

Dec 23, 2019

French marine services group Bourbon Corporation, which has been in a court restructuring process after its business was hit by volatile energy markets, said its assets would be taken over by its creditor banks.Bourbon said the Marseille commercial court had ruled that Bourbon's assets would be transferred to Société Phocéenne de Participations (SPP) from Jan. 2, 2020.SPP is owned by BNP Paribas, Caisse Régionale de Crédit Agricole Mutuel Alpes Provence…

Prosafe Misses Payment to Cosco

Jan 14, 2020

The largest and most versatile fleet of semi-submersible accommodation vessels in operation worldwide Prosafe SE has missed its final payment to China’s Cosco shipyard for the Safe Notos flotel.Offshore accommodation specialist  informed last…

Fugro Loses Arbitration Case

Jan 06, 2020

Dutch multinational Geo-data specialist Fugro announced that it has been disappointed in an arbitration case involving Tasik Toba Subsea in March 2019, of a long-term chartered DP3 diving support vessel, the Southern Star.An arbitration tribunal…

SHI Pays Valaris $200 Million

Dec 30, 2019

UK headquartered offshore drilling contractor Valaris announced on Monday that it has received a $200 million cash payment resulting from a settled dispute with South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).Earlier this year, an arbitration…

Greece Proposes World Court if Maritime Dialogue with Turkey Fails

Dec 30, 2019

Greece's Prime Minister said in remarks published on Sunday that if Athens and Ankara cannot solve their dispute about maritime zones in the Mediterranean they should turn to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to settle the disagreement…

Petrobras Approves Sete Brasil Plan

Dec 26, 2019

Petrobras reports that its Executive Board and Board of Directors have approved the final terms of an agreement with Sete Brasil subject to the fulfillment of precedent conditions.The Agreement preserves the terms previously announced: (i) maintenance…

SNC-Lavalin to Pay Over $210 Mln for Libyan Affair

Dec 19, 2019

Canadian offshore contractor, SNC-Lavalin, will pay a CAD 280 million (USD 213 million) fine after pleading guilty to fraud and an influence-peddling charges involving the son of former Libyan leader, Moammar Gadhafi.On Thursday, the Quebec…

Court Lifts Injunction Against Leviathan Operations

Dec 19, 2019

An Israeli court lifted on Thursday a temporary injunction that had threatened to delay production at the Leviathan gas field due to environmental concerns.Rescinding Tuesday's injunction, the Jerusalem District Court said appellants had not provided sufficient evidence that Leviathan's emissions…

Court Order Threatens Leviathan Output

Dec 18, 2019

Companies developing the huge natural gas field Leviathan will try to convince an Israeli court on Wednesday to remove an injunction that threatens to delay production due to environmental concerns.On Tuesday, the Jerusalem District Court, in a surprise decision…

Far Expects Outcome Over Senegal Dispute in 2020

Dec 16, 2019

Australian oil minnow FAR Ltd on Monday said it does not expect to receive the final outcome of a long-running dispute with Woodside Petroleum regarding an oil field off Senegal until January or February next year.The arbitration ruling was due by December 28…

Cyprus Petitions The Hague to Safeguard Offshore Rights

Dec 06, 2019

Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to safeguard its offshore mineral rights, its president said on Thursday, upping the ante with neighbor Turkey which disputes its claims.Cyprus's internationally recognized…

Norway Wealth Fund Drops Petrobras from Watchlist

Dec 04, 2019

Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund has removed Brazilian oil firm Petrobras from a watchlist of firms that could be dropped as investments due to ethical concerns, the central bank said on Tuesday.Petrobras was put under observation in 2016 over corruption risks…

OPEC, Other Stakeholders May Adjust Output Quotas

Nov 27, 2019

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday the forthcoming meeting of OPEC and other large oil producers may discuss adjusting oil output quotas at a next-month meeting, local news agencies reported.'We don't rule out discussing various issues…

Solveig buys oilfield operator Capricorn from Cairn

Nov 27, 2019

Norwegian pipeline firm Solveig Gas has agreed to buy oil firm Capricorn Norge from Cairn Energy for $100 million, completing its transformation into a North Sea field operator, Solveig's owner HitecVision said on Wednesday.The private equity…

SHI to Pay $75 Mln to Resolve Bribery Case

Nov 25, 2019

Samsung heavy industries Co Ltd has agreed to pay more than $75 million in criminal penalties to resolve a U.S. investigation of a scheme to pay millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Brazil, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday…

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