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Shelf Drilling's Jack-Up Rig Contract Suspended

Oct 19, 2020

Jack-up rig drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has said it has received a suspension notice for one of its jack-up rigs.The Oslo-listed driller said Monday that a customer had sent it a suspension notice for the Main Pass I jack-up drilling unit.Built in 1982 and upgraded in 2013, the Main Pass I jack-up is on a 10-year contract with Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia. The contract, which includes an annual rate adjustment linked to the Brent oil price…

Saudi Aramco Q2 Profit Soars Nearly 300% to $25.5B

Aug 09, 2021

Saudi Arabian state oil producer Aramco reported a near four-fold rise in second-quarter net profit, beating expectations and boosted by higher oil prices and a recovery in oil demand.Aramco said its results were supported by the global easing of COVID-19 restrictions…

Saudi Cuts Drive Oil to 11-month High

Jan 07, 2021

Oil prices were steady on Thursday after hitting fresh 11-month highs on a fall in U.S. stockpiles and in the wake of a pledge by Saudi Arabia to cut output by more than expected.Brent crude was up 5 cents to $54.35 a barrel at 1231 GMT after touching $54…

Saudi Energy Minister: We Should Look at All Options to Cut Emissions, Not Get Rid of Oil, Gas

Oct 26, 2020

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Monday the world should be looking at all options to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases in its fight against climate change, but that getting rid of oil and gas would be 'far-fetched and unrealistic'…

Russia, Saudi Arabia Discuss Volatile Oil Market

Oct 19, 2020

The world's two largest oil exporters, Russia and Saudi Arabia, are in talks on how to support volatile oil markets, the Kremlin said on Monday as rising coronavirus infections worldwide curb fuel demand.An OPEC+ ministerial monitoring committee…

Environmental Protection Notation for Saudi Aramco's Offshore Vessel Fleet

Oct 16, 2020

Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco plans to achieve the ABS ENVIRO notation for its 23-strong fleet of offshore support vessels, tugs, self-elevating units, and special purpose vessels.The notation identifies the level of compliance with international…

Angola Resisting Pressure to Taper Oil Output

Jul 02, 2020

Angola is resisting pressure by OPEC's de-facto leader Saudi Arabia for a steeper oil output cut to comply fully with record supply curbs, OPEC and industry sources said.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies, known as OPEC+…

Saudi Aramco Suspends Shelf Drilling Jack-Up Rig

Jun 15, 2020

Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco has decided to suspend a contract with Shelf Drilling for the High Island IV jack-up drilling rig.The offshore drilling contractor said Monday it had received a notification from 'a customer' on the suspension of…

Oil Prices Rise on OPEC+ Cuts. Brent at $42,8

Jun 08, 2020

Oil climbed on Monday after major producers agreed to extend a deal on record output cuts to the end of July and as China's crude imports hit an all-time high in May.Brent crude was up 51 cents, or 1.2%, at $42.81 per barrel, by 0628 GMT, while U…

Saudi Arabia, Russia Reach Deal on Oil Output Cut Extension

Jun 03, 2020

OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia have agreed a preliminary deal to extend existing record oil production cuts by one month while raising pressure on countries with poor compliance to deepen their output cuts, OPEC+ sources told Reuters…

Oil Gains, with Brent above $40

Jun 03, 2020

Oil rose on Wednesday, with Brent above $40 for the first time since March, as optimism mounted that major producers will extend output cuts and a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will spur fuel demand.Brent crude futures for August were up 78 cents…

Oil Prices Rise Ahead of OPEC+ Meeting on Further Output Cuts

Jun 02, 2020

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, with traders waiting to see whether major producers agree to extend their huge output cuts to shore up prices at a virtual meeting expected later this week.Brent crude futures rose 0.91%, or 35 cents, to $38.67 a barrel as of 0427 GMT…

Brent Hits One-month High, U.S. Oil Tops $32 as Lockdowns Ease

May 18, 2020

Oil prices jumped on Monday, with benchmark Brent hitting a one-month high and U.S. crude topping $30, supported by optimism about the reopening of economies and output cuts by major producers. Brent crude was up $2.32, or 7.1%, at $34.82 a barrel by 1344 GMT…

Saudi Arabia Must Keep Cool and Balance Deep Oil Cuts with Need for Gas

May 15, 2020

Saudi Arabia's sweltering summer may complicate the kingdom's pledge to deepen oil production cuts.Curbing crude output means lower production of associated gas, a byproduct of crude extraction, which Saudi Arabia uses to power air conditioners…

IEA: New Cuts by Saudi Arabia and Others Unlikely to Balance Oil Market

May 14, 2020

International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol said on Thursday that recently announced oil output cuts by major Gulf Arab producers would likely not be enough to balance global markets as coronavirus lockdowns hollow out demand…

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