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Santos Sees Revenue Jump, Raises Output Forecast

Jul 22, 2021

Australia's Santos Ltd increased the lower end of its annual production outlook on Thursday and reported a 37% jump in second-quarter revenue, helped by higher prices and increased demand for natural gas.The country's second-largest independent gas producer now expects to produce between 87 and 91 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) in 2021, higher than its previous forecast of 84-91 mmboe.The company's production rose to 22…

Swiger to Retire from ExxonMobil after 43 Years. Mikells to Become SVP, CFO

Jul 19, 2021

Andrew Swiger, senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has announced his intention to retire effective September 1, after more than 43 years of service. The board of directors has elected Kathryn Mikells, a former executive with Diageo…

DNO Names Spencer as New COO

Jul 12, 2021

DNO ASA, a Norwegian oil and gas firm focused on the Middle East and the North Sea, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer.The company said Monday Chris Spencer would be appointed COO, effective immediately. Spencer joined the Company in…

Shell to Hike Shareholder Returns After Sharp Rise in Oil Price

Jul 07, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday said it would boost its returns to shareholders via share buybacks or dividends after a sharp rise in oil and gas prices helped it reduce debt.It will increase its distribution to shareholders to 20% to 30% of cash flow from operations beginning in the second quarter…

Chariot Names Drilling Manager for Anchois Project, Offshore Morocco

Jul 01, 2021

Africa-focused oil and gas company Chariot has appointed David Brecknock to the role of Drilling Manager, to lead the company's planned Anchois gas appraisal well drilling within the Lixus licence, offshore Morocco.The objectives of the drilling…

Chevron: No Plans to Shrink Oil & Gas Business

Jun 25, 2021

U.S. oil major Chevron Corp has no plans to shrink its oil and gas business for wind and solar energy unlike some rivals, Chief Financial Officer Pierre Breber said on Thursday, amid pressure from shareholders to lower carbon emissions.Major…

Petrofac Names Director to Lead New and Renewables O&M Business

Jun 15, 2021

Petrofac, a company for years known as simply an oilfield services provider, is transforming into an energy services firm with increasing involvement in the offshore wind business in recent years.To support its growth and offering in the new and renewable energy sectors…

Wood Chairman Franklin Joins Kosmos Energy Board

Jun 10, 2021

Offshore oil and gas exploration and production company Kosmos Energy has appointed Roy A. Franklin as a member of its Board of Directors, effective June 9, 2021. Franklin is a senior executive with more than 45 years in the energy industry…

McDermott CEO David Dickson Resigns. Interim CEO Named

Jun 08, 2021

David Dickson, CEO of offshore installation and construction firm McDermott has decided to resign, the company said Monday. Dickson was CEO of the company since December 2013.Lee McIntire, an independent director on the McDermott Board of Directors…

Non-Executive Chair Thompson Set to Leave Tullow

Jun 02, 2021

Oil and gas firm Tullow Oil said Wednesday that Dorothy Thompson CBE, Non-Executive Chair, had decided to step down from Tullow's Board.'A search process to find a new Chair has been launched and is expected to conclude towards the end of the summer…

Exxon Loses Board Seats to Activist Hedge Fund in Landmark Climate Vote

May 27, 2021

A tiny hedge fund dealt a major blow to Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday, unseating at least two board members in a bid to force the company's leadership to reckon with the risk of failing to adjust its business strategy to match global efforts to combat climate change…

Seadrill Partners Emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

May 25, 2021

Seadrill Partners, an affiliate of offshore drilling firm Seadrill, said Tuesday it had emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy for which it had filed in December 2020.The company said it has successfully completed its reorganization, turning around $2…

Bahamas Petroleum Company Changes Name

May 21, 2021

Bahamas Petroleum Company, an oil and gas company focused on the Caribbean and Atlantic margin, which earlier this year failed to unearth commercial quantities of oil from the closely watched Perseverance well offshore the Bahamas, is changing its name…

Norway: Wage Talks Between Offshore Drilling Firms, Workers Break Down

May 20, 2021

Wage talks involving thousands of Norwegian oil drilling workers broke down on Thursday, unions and employers said, raising the risk of a strike that could disrupt oil and gas exploration and efforts to boost output from existing fields.The…

Petrofac CFO to Resign

May 12, 2021

Petrofac's Chief Financial Officer Alastair Cochran has informed the Board of Directors of his intention to resign and take up a new job outside the group on September 1, 2021. Cochran joined Petrofac in 2016 from BG Group where he had served…

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