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OTC 2021 Postponed

Nov 16, 2020

One of the world's largest conferences and exhibitions dedicated to the offshore energy industry will be postponed next year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.The Offshore Technology Conference, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Houston annually, will be postponed from May 3-6 to August 16-19, the event's board of directors announced Monday, citing continued challenges and health and safety concerns presented by the pandemic…

Halliburton 4Q Result Beats Estimates, But Profit Drops 43.9%

Jan 19, 2021

Halliburton Co posted a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday, buoyed by cost cuts and a recovery in demand for oilfield equipment and services after last year's industry slump, Reuters reported Tuesday.The second-biggest services…

U.S. Blacklists China's CNOOC over South China Sea Actions

Jan 14, 2021

The Trump administration added China’s CNOOC to a U.S. economic blacklist on Thursday, accusing the oil giant of helping Beijing intimidate neighbors in the South China Sea and ratcheting up tension days before U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office…

Husky, Cenovus Shareholders Approve $4.78 Billion Merger Deal

Dec 15, 2020

Cenovus Energy Inc's C$6.07 billion ($4.78 billion)deal to buy Husky Energy Inc was approved by the shareholders of the two companies on Tuesday, creating Canada's No. 3 oil and gas producer in a rapidly consolidating industry.Cenovus said 93%…

U.S. Adds China's CNOOC to Defense Blacklist

Dec 04, 2020

The Trump administration on Thursday added China's top chipmaker, SMIC, and oil giant CNOOC, to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, drawing condemnation from Beijing as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office.The Department…

Ex-Lockheed Martin CEO Joins Chevron Board

Dec 03, 2020

Marillyn A. Hewson, until recently CEO of aerospace and defense firm Lockheed Martin, has been elected to Chevron’s board of directors, effective on January 1, 2021. She will serve on the Audit Committee of the Board.  Hewson, 66, is executive chairman of Lockheed Martin Corporation…

Exxon to Cut 14,000 Jobs as Pandemic Hits Oil Demand

Oct 29, 2020

ExxonMobil Corp said on Thursday it could cut its global workforce by about 15%, including deep white-collar staff reductions in the United States, as the COVID-19 pandemic batters energy demand and prices.Exxon and other oil producers have…

Hess Cuts 2020 Output Forecast Slightly Due to Hurricanes, Lower SE Asia Production

Oct 28, 2020

U.S. oil and gas producer Hess Corp reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss on Wednesday and slightly lowered its full year production forecast, as its operations were hit by hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and lower production in South East Asia…

Oil Major Chevron Tells Employees to Delete WeChat from Phones

Sep 23, 2020

U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp has asked employees globally to delete Tencent Holdings Ltd's WeChat from their work phones, following the Trump administration's executive order to ban the social media app, Bloomberg News reported https://bloom…

Keppel Offshore & Marine Clinches $146,5M in New Orders

Sep 22, 2020

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has secured new construction orders worth around S$200 million (USD146,5 million). The orders include the construction of a Floating Storage Regasification Unit, as well as the largest U.S. hopper dredger…

Once an American Foe, Now a Friend: OPEC Turns 60

Sep 14, 2020

In 1973, Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries brought the U.S. economy to its knees. Now, the cartel created 60 years ago is more likely to do Washington's bidding.Since Saudi Arabia and other Arab OPEC members imposed their famous oil embargo as retribution for U…

U.S. Sends First Crude Shipment to Saudi Arabia in Years

Aug 06, 2020

The United States sent a shipment of crude to Saudi Arabia in June, data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed on Wednesday, in what appears to be the first such delivery since the U.S. ban on crude exports ended in 2015.The United States shipped about 550…

Oil Prices Hit 5-Month High

Aug 05, 2020

Oil prices rose to their highest since early March on Wednesday on data showing a big drop in U.S. crude inventories, and a weak dollar, but mounting coronavirus infections weighed on the demand outlook.Brent crude was up $1.63, or 3.67%, at $46…

Headache for OPEC as Oil Market Structure Signals Return of Glut

Jul 30, 2020

Rising OPEC and U.S. oil supply, coupled with stalled economic and crude demand recovery, have pushed the futures market structure back to indicating a surplus, last observed during oil's collapse in April and May amid the coronavirus pandemic…

U.S. Crude Floods into Asia, but It's a Short-Term Blip

Jul 28, 2020

Asia will import record volumes of U.S. crude oil this month, with China leading the way, but the surge is more likely a short-term blip rather than a sustained trend. A total of 57.7 million barrels of U.S. crude is expected to land in Asia in July…

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