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Petrofac Confirms Capex, Jobs, Salaries Cuts

Apr 06, 2020

UK oilfield services provider Petrofac has confirmed it is planning staff reductions and furloughing as part of its action to save cash in response to low oil prices and COVID-19 pandemic.Reuters last week reported that Petrofac was planning to reduce the workforce by 20%. This was confirmed by Petrofac on Monday.Ayman Asfari, Petrofac’s Group Chief Executive said:'....we are taking swift, decisive action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and lower oil prices to reduce costs…

CNOOC to Trim 2020 Spending by Up To 15%

9 hours ago

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) will trim annual investment by 10% to 15% in 2020, while maintaining its goal of increasing domestic crude oil and natural gas production for the year, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.CNOOC Ltd…

PetroVietnam's Q1 Profit Likely Halved to $188.5M

Apr 05, 2020

PetroVietnam's net profit in the first quarter of this year likely fell 50.8% from a year earlier to 4.44 trillion dong ($188.5 million) due to low oil prices and weak demand due to the new coronavirus, Vietnam's state oil firm said on Sunday…

Oilfield Equipment and Services Spending to Fall to 2005-Low

Apr 01, 2020

Global spending on oilfield equipment and services this year will fall 21% from 2019 to $211 billion, the lowest level since 2005, according to a report to be released on Wednesday by consultancy Spears & Associates, as oil and gas producers slash spending…

CNOOC Eyes 'Significant' Spending Reductions

Mar 25, 2020

Chinese offshore oil and gas specialist CNOOC Ltd said on Wednesday it will 'significantly' reduce capital spending this year amid sharply lower global oil prices.The state-backed energy company saw limited impact on its operations from the…

200+ Oilfield Services Firms Could Go Bust

Mar 18, 2020

More than 200 oilfield services companies might be forced to declare bankruptcy - most of them in Norway and the UK - due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on oil prices.This is according to Norway-based energy intelligence firm Rystad Energy…

Santos Reviewing Spending Plans. Freezes Hiring, No Mass Job Cuts Planned

Mar 17, 2020

Santos Ltd, Australia's No. 2 independent gas producer, said on Tuesday it is reviewing all its capital spending plans in light of the collapse in oil prices and would stop all new hiring.Santos had planned to spend $1.45 billion in 2020, including $500 million on major growth activities…

Husky Energy Delays Projects, Cuts Upstream Capex by $900M

Mar 13, 2020

Canadian oil and gas company has cut its CAPEX and production guidance for 2020 amid the volatile oil market environment. The cuts will be made in its upstream business with projects put on hold in China, Indonesia, and Canada.The company has slashed its 2020 capital program reduced by $900 million…

McDermott Bankruptcy Filing Imminent -Bloomberg

Jan 20, 2020

Oilfield services provider McDermott International Inc is preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as next week, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment by Reuters…

Petrochemicals: Weak Margins Sweep Asia

Jan 03, 2020

Asian petrochemical makers, who are unable to pass down sky-high feedstock costs, are resorting to run cuts or extending cracker shutdown periods to tie through the bad times.The gloom was evident across South Korea, Asia's top naphtha importer…

Lukoil Quarterly Profit Rises

Nov 26, 2019

Russia's second-largest oil producer Lukoil said on Tuesday its third-quarter net income rose 5% quarter on quarter to 190.4 billion roubles ($3 billion) helped by a lower effective income tax rate.Its sales fell 8.1% from the second quarter to 1…

Petronas Quarterly Profit Halves

Nov 26, 2019

Malaysia's state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd said on Tuesday its third-quarter profit nearly halved due to lower demand and impairment charges, and warned of further risks to demand.Profit for the July-September period at Petronas, as the company is better known…

Sarawak Seeks to Recoup Tax from Petronas

Nov 21, 2019

Malaysia's state of Sarawak filed a writ summons and statement of claim against national energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd on Thursday to recover taxes owed, according to media reports.National news agency Bernama reported that the company…

Asia Pacific’s Decarbonization Bill to Hit $3.5 Trillion in 2040

Nov 12, 2019

Recent research by Wood Mackenzie indicates that Asia Pacific’s decarbonization bill could hit $3.5 trillion by 2040. This includes investments in solar, wind, hydrogen, nuclear and hydro power, collectively referred to as zero-carbon energy between now and 2040…

India to Invite Foreign Investment in State-owned Oil Companies

Nov 12, 2019

International energy firms will be invited to participate in India's privatization of state-owned oil companies, the country's Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said late on Monday.Pradhan said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently met with the chief executives of energy firms in Houston…

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