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Seacor Marine Completes Seacosco Acquisition

Jul 07, 2020

The U.S.-based offshore support vessel company Seacor Marine has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent stake in Seacosco from affiliates of China's Cosco Shipping Group.Seacor Marine will consolidate the operating results of SEACOSCO as a 100% owned subsidiary from and after the closing date.  With the completion of the acquisition, worth $28.15 million, Seacor has taken ownership of eight Rolls-Royce designed platform supply vessels…

OPEC Expects Record Rise in Oil Demand in 2021

9 hours ago

Global oil demand will soar by a record 7 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2021 as the global economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic but will remain below 2019 levels, OPEC said in its monthly report.It was the first report in which OPEC assessed oil markets next year…

Global Offshore Rig Count in June Falls to 208. Africa Suffers the Biggest Loss

Jul 02, 2020

The global active offshore drilling rig count for June 2020 was lower by 65 units, compared to June 2019, Baker Hughes' monthly rig count report has shown.Latin America was the only region that saw its offshore rig count rise, Europe and North America saw their numbers halved…

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…

Buyers of U.S. LNG to Cancel 40-45 Cargoes

Jun 23, 2020

Buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are expected to cancel 40 to 45 cargoes for August loading from the United States due to a slow recovery in Asian gas demand and record-high European gas stocks, market sources said on Monday.The exact number…

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…

Deep Down Secures GoM, APAC Orders

Jun 10, 2020

Subsea oil and gas production control equipment provider Deep Down has said it has received orders from two customers totaling approximately $2 million.The scope of work for these orders includes providing subsea controls equipment consisting of jumpers…

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…

Seacor Marine Takes Full Ownership of Seacosco

Jun 05, 2020

U.S. offshore vessel provider Seacor Marine will buy the remaining 50% stake in Seacosco from China's Cosco.Seacor will pay $28.15 million in installments, and the transaction is expected to close in June 2020.With the acquisition, Seacor will…

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…

Oil Drops but Still Set for Biggest Monthly Gain in Years

May 29, 2020

Oil prices were dragged sharply lower on Friday by weak U.S. fuel demand, fears of a second wave of coronavirus cases in South Korea, and a worsening in U.S.- China relations, but were still on track for a hefty monthly gain.July Brent crude fell 72 cents…

Coronavirus Pushes Oil Majors to Biggest Output Cuts in 17 years

May 05, 2020

Oil and gas output from some of the world's top oil companies is set to drop by nearly 11% in the second quarter of 2020 to levels not seen in at least 17 years, according to Reuters calculations. The output cuts are driven by an unprecedented…

Diamond Offshore Files for Bankruptcy

Apr 27, 2020

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc filed for bankruptcy protection in Texas on Sunday, after the company recently skipped making an interest payment and said it had retained restructuring advisers.The Houston-based contract drilling company's filing…

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