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Saudi Aramco to Cut Spending as Profit Drops 44.4%

Mar 22, 2021

Saudi Arabian state oil giant Aramco is betting on an Asian-led rebound in energy demand this year after it reported a steep slide in net profit for 2020 on Sunday and scaled back its spending plans.The COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on the company and its global peers in 2020, but oil prices have rallied this year as economies recover from last year's downturn and after oil producers extended output cuts…

Siemens Energy Lowers Sales Expectations for 2021

May 05, 2021

Siemens Energy, which supplies turbines to the power sector, on Wednesday lowered the upper end of its target range for 2021 sales, hurt by weaker-than-expected demand, project delays, and the ongoing coronavirus crisis.Revenues are now expected to grow 3-8% in the year to September…

Saudi Aramco Sees 30% Rise in 1Q Profit

May 04, 2021

State-run oil producer Saudi Aramco beat analysts' forecasts on Tuesday with a 30% rise in first-quarter net profit and maintained its dividend payout, helped by strong oil prices.Earnings by global energy companies such as Exxon Mobil have climbed on the back of rising crude prices…

Sinopec Reports $2.9 Billion Q1 Net Profit

Apr 28, 2021

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp swung to a first-quarter profit from a loss a year earlier, with net income reaching 18.54 billion yuan ($2.86 billion), amid a recovery in global oil prices and robust demand for refined oil products.Asia's top oil refiner…

CNOOC's 1Q Revenue Up 21% on Recovering Oil Prices

Apr 22, 2021

China's national offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC Ltd reported on Thursday its first-quarter revenue surged 21% on year on recovering oil and gas prices and higher sales.Revenue was 48.34 billion yuan ($7.45 billion) over the January-March period…

BP Expects to Reach $35B Net Debt Target in 1Q

Apr 06, 2021

BP expects to reach its $35 billion net debt target in the first quarter of 2021, the energy group said on Tuesday, following earlier-than-expected proceeds from disposals and a 'very strong' quarter.The company, which had a debt pile of $39 billion at the end of 2020…

Gulf Marine Services Strikes New Debt Deal with Banks

Apr 01, 2021

Gulf Marine Services, a UAE-based provider of self-propelled, self-elevating support vessels serving the offshore oil, gas, and renewables industries, has struck a deal with banks to reduce the interest rate on its loan.'Under the revised agreement…

Sapura Energy Refinances $2.5B in Debt

Mar 30, 2021

Malaysia's largest oil and gas services provider Sapura Energy on Tuesday said it has refinanced 10.3 billion ringgit ($2.48 billion) of its debt for a period of seven years.The company said the refinancing includes an $820 million term loan facility to be offered by banks in U…

Petronas Posts 4Q Loss. Outlook Challenging, CEO Says

Feb 26, 2021

Malaysian state oil firm Petronas fell to a fourth-quarter loss on Friday hurt by lower oil prices and demand.Petronas announced in a virtual briefing a 1.1 billion ringgit ($272 million) loss after tax for the October-December quarter versus a profit of 4…

Bumi Armada Amends Loan Maturity Date. Cites Coronavirus Impact

Feb 23, 2021

Malaysian FPSO specialist Bumi Armada has amended the maturity of a portion of the $660 loan from 2019, citing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its business.Bumi Armada said the loan agreement has been amended on to extend the final…

Inpex Slumps to First Annual Loss in 12 years

Feb 10, 2021

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp posted a net loss of 111.7 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic hammered oil prices, cutting its sales and forcing it to book hefty impairment losses.The result marks Inpex's…

Risky Bet: NOCs Risk Wasting $400B as Energy Transition Accelerates

Feb 09, 2021

State-owned oil companies could squander about $400 billion on investments in the next decade on new oil projects that will struggle to turn a profit as the world shifts away from fossil fuels, a non-governmental organization said on Tuesday…

Report: Sumitomo to Stop Investing in New Oil Projects

Jan 25, 2021

Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp will stop investing in new oil development projects as it shifts away from fossil fuels businesses amid a global push to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday.The move…

Sherrard Enhances Squire Patton Boggs Commodities and Shipping Capabilities

Jan 04, 2021

Squire Patton Boggs continued the expansion of its commodities and shipping capabilities with the addition of partner Kate Sherrard into its Financial Services Practice. She joins the firm from Clifford Chance where she was Head of the Asia…

Cairn Energy Wins $1.2 B Tax Arbitration Case Against Indian Gov't

Dec 23, 2020

Cairn Energy said on Wednesday it had won an international arbitration case against the Indian government over a tax dispute that had spooked investors concerned about retrospective tax claims on companies.The tribunal ruled unanimously that India had breached its obligations to Cairn under the U…

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