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Rystad: Oilfield Services Firms' Market Cap Halved. Offshore Drillers Have it Worst

May 15, 2020

Oilfield services companies have collectively lost almost half of their market capitalization, hit by the combination of the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices, with offshore drillers, in particular, the most affected, Norway's Rystad Energy has said in its analysis released on Friday.'It is widely acknowledged that the oilfield services sector (OFS) is the energy world’s worst-hit market from the Covid-19 pandemic…

'This could be the one that gets me,' Says Oilfield Service Veteran

May 26, 2020

Tim Harris was preparing to relocate for an assignment with energy services firm Halliburton Co for the fifth time in 15 years when his career came to a halt.A third-generation employee, Harris rose through the ranks at the top shale-oil services provider to oversee oilfield crews…

National Oilwell Varco Suspends Dividend as Capital Becomes Scarce

May 21, 2020

Oilfield services and equipment provider National Oilwell Varco said Wednesday that its Board of Directors elected to suspend the quarterly dividend until further notice.Clay Williams, Chairman, President, and CEO said: 'With the view that capital…

Halliburton Cuts Dividend 75%

May 21, 2020

Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co slashed its quarterly dividend by 75% on Wednesday, the latest move by the company to shore up cash to cope with a dramatic plunge in oil prices that began in March.U.S. oil prices experienced historic drops throughout March and April…

Petrofac Warns of Project Delays on COVID-19, Lower Oil Prices

May 15, 2020

Petrofac Ltd on Friday warned of delays in new projects until 2021 due to coronavirus-induced supply chain disruptions and travel restrictions as well as lower oil prices and said it was taking steps to conserve cash.The crash in oil prices…

Halliburton Lays Off 1,000 Employees at Houston HQ

May 07, 2020

Oilfield services firm Halliburton has laid off roughly 1,000 employees, or 22% of staff, at its corporate headquarters in Houston, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday, as oil prices collapse.The cuts by one of the biggest names in oilfield…

Sapura Energy CEO: Delays are Inevitable

Apr 30, 2020

Malaysia's largest oil and gas services company Sapura Energy said on Thursday it expects a delay in projects due to the historic rout in oil prices and as widespread coronavirus shutdowns hit demand.'Delays are inevitable,' Chief Executive Shahril Shamsuddin said in an earnings conference call…

We Can Withstand Drop in Activity, Archer CEO Says as Refinancing Complete

Apr 28, 2020

Oilfield services company Archer has completed the refinancing of the company, and said new financing agreement provided 'robust financial foundation.'The Oslo-listed company has come out with available liquidity of more than $90 million and without major debt maturities until late 2023…

Saipem Unable to Offer Guidance after Coronavirus, Oil Collapse

Apr 23, 2020

Italian oil services group Saipem said on Thursday it could not offer new guidance for the year because of the highly unstable environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic and falling oil prices.Last week the group pulled its 2020 outlook saying…

Baker Hughes Posts $10B Loss

Apr 22, 2020

Oilfield firm Baker Hughes Co reported a $10 billion loss and lower-than-expected revenue in the first quarter on Wednesday as an 80% plunge in oil prices crushed demand for services and equipment.Oil futures this week turned negative for the…

Report: Petrofac to Let Go 20% of Workforce

Apr 02, 2020

Oilfield services provider Petrofac is launching a redundancy programme that it expects will end up reducing staff numbers by 20% as it seeks to cope with plunging oil prices, according to a source and an internal email seen by Reuters.The Britain-based company…

OGUK Asks Gov't to Save Oil Service Companies

Apr 02, 2020

Britain's oil and gas industry body OGUK has asked the government to adapt the financial aid schemes offered in the wake of the coronavirus crisis so as to cover dozens of oil service companies which would otherwise not qualify.OGUK called on the government last month to help it survive…

Widespread Salary and Job Cuts at Schlumberger

Apr 01, 2020

Oilfield services provider Schlumberger on Tuesday said it will implement widespread salary and job cuts as it grapples with a sharp decline in revenue from the oil price collapse.Oil prices have plunged by more than 60% since the start of the year…

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