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Shell to Write Down $22B in Wake of Coronavirus

Jun 30, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday it would write off assets worth up to $22 billion after the coronavirus crisis knocked oil and gas demand and weakened the energy price outlook.The impairments follow the Anglo-Dutch company's decision to shift from fossil fuel and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, as laid out by CEO Ben van Beurden in April.Global travel restrictions to prevent the virus spreading affected more than 4 billion people at one point…

Schlumberger Introduces Remote Well Op and Downhole Reservoir Testing Tech

Jun 30, 2020

Oilfield services giant Schlumberger has this week introduced two interesting technologies for remote well operations and downhole reservoir testing, the Performance Live and the Symphony, respectively.Performance Live is a digital service that optimizes remote well site operations control…

BP to Sell Petrochemicals Business to Ineos for $5B

Jun 29, 2020

British oil major BP will sell its global petrochemicals business to Ineos for $5 billion, a transaction delivering BP's divestments target a year earlier than originally scheduled.Brian Gilvary, BP’s chief financial officer, said: “With today’s…

Japan's JERA, France's ADEME, Ideol in Floating Wind Pact

Jun 22, 2020

Japanese power generator JERA said on Monday it has agreed with France's state-owned investment firm ADEME Investissement and French floating wind technology supplier Ideol on key terms for forming a joint venture to develop floating offshore wind farms…

Neptune Energy Plans to Let 400 Office Workers Go

Jun 19, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy is looking to reduce its workforce by 400 positions, half of which are contractor roles, citing the impact of the COVID-19 and a drop in oil prices.'We anticipate approximately 400 roles across nine countries to be impacted by these proposals…

Brent Crude Rises to Above $42 a Barrel

Jun 19, 2020

Oil rose to above $42 a barrel on Friday, adding to gains in the previous session, after OPEC producers and allies promised to meet supply cuts and signs of demand, hit by the coronavirus crisis, recovering.Iraq and Kazakhstan, during a meeting of an OPEC+ panel on Thursday…

Rystad: Covid-19 Brings Peak Oil Date Closer

Jun 18, 2020

The Covid-19 downturn will expedite peak oil demand, putting a lid on exploration efforts in remote offshore areas and as a result, reducing the world’s recoverable oil by around 282 billion barrels, Rystad Energy said in its annual global energy outlook released this week…

OOS Joins LR, Worley Offshore Decommissioning Consortium

Jun 17, 2020

Dutch offshore services provider OOS International has joined an offshore decommissioning consortium created by Lloyd’s Register and Worley, in a push to drive down the costs of offshore decommissioning.'Decommissioning, for many, remains an uncertain cost burden…

Seafox's Push to Appoint Directors to GMS Board Rejected

Jun 12, 2020

Dutch offshore jack-up company Seafox has had its push to appoint two directors to the board of the UAE-based jack-up provider Gulf Marine Services, rejected.Seafox, a shareholder at GMS, on Thursday said it had written to Gulf Marine Services…

Keppel Rejects Awilco Drilling's Rig Contract Termination. Ponders Legal Action

Jun 09, 2020

Singapore's offshore rig builder Keppel is considering taking legal action against Awilco Drilling after the drilling company on Monday said it had terminated a rig construction contract with Keppel.Awilco Drilling said Monday that its subsidiary…

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…

OPEC, Russia Extend Record Oil Cuts

Jun 07, 2020

OPEC, Russia, and allies agreed on Saturday to extend record oil production cuts until the end of July, prolonging a deal that has helped crude prices double in the past two months by withdrawing almost 10% of global supplies from the market…

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…

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