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Big Oil Doubles Profits in Blockbuster 2022

Feb 08, 2023

Big Oil more than doubled its profits in 2022 to $219 billion, smashing previous records in a year of volatile energy prices where Russia's invasion of Ukraine reshaped global energy markets and, in some cases, the industry's climate ambitions.The profit surge gave the oil companies scope to increase spending on oil and gas projects, and a chance for some to rethink energy transition strategies to meet new demands for security of supply…

Recent Oil Mega-deals Show Hydrocarbons are 'Here to stay' -Saudi Energy Minister

Oct 25, 2023

Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Tuesday that recent multi-billion dollar acquisitions by U.S. oil majors Exxon Mobil and Chevron of smaller rivals showed that hydrocarbons were 'here to stay'.'Exxon, Chevron didn't buy because they want to have stranded assets…

Transocean's Quarterly Rig Fleet Report: $745 Million in Drilling Contracts Secured

Oct 19, 2023

Deepwater drilling contractor Transocean shared Thursday its quarterly offshore rig fleet status report, in which it said it had secured $745 million worth of drilling contracts.During the period, the company secured contracts for three drillships: Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1…

Aramco, Exxon CEOs Push Back against Forecasts of Peak Oil Demand

Sep 19, 2023

The CEOs of top Saudi Arabian and U.S. oil producers Aramco and Exxon Mobil on Monday pushed back against forecasts that oil demand will peak, and said the transition to cleaner energy to fight climate change would require continuing investment in conventional oil and gas…

MISC Unveils 'Green' FPSO Design

May 03, 2023

MISC, a Malaysian provider of offshore energy solutions and facilities, on Tuesday unveiled what it called a 'future-ready Newbuild Floating Production Storage & Offloading (NBFPSO) Unit' at OTC Houston 2023. 'It is the world’s first NBFPSO…

Alaska's Qilak LNG Targets Asia with $5B Project to Compete with Russia

Mar 08, 2023

Qilak LNG plans to invest $5 billion in a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Alaska's North Slope to compete with Russia's Yamal project for Asian customers towards the end of this decade, its chief executive said. Major LNG importers such as Japan…

Brent Oil Drops on Fears of Global Economic Slowdown

Feb 21, 2023

Brent oil prices fell on Tuesday as fears that a global economic slowdown would reduce fuel demand prompted investors to take profits on the previous day's gains. Traders are awaiting the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting, due on Wednesday…

China's CNOOC Steps up Western Retreat with Launch of U.S. Assets Sale - sources

Nov 24, 2022

Chinese oil and gas major CNOOC has sounded out potential buyers of its interests in U.S. oilfields, two sources said, stepping up its retreat from Western nations amid sanctions concerns and calls for domestic investment. Reuters reported in…

Japan's Inpex Lifts Profit Forecast on Higher Energy Prices

Nov 08, 2022

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer, Inpex Corp, lifted its full-year profit forecast by 14% to a record 400 billion yen ($2.7 billion) thanks to higher-than-expected oil and gas prices and the yen's plunge against the U.S. dollar. The company…

Baker Hughes Names Buese New CFO

Oct 19, 2022

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes has appointed Nancy Buese as Chief Financial Officer effective November 2, 2022. 'Buese brings more than 30 years of financial and leadership experience to the role,  previously serving as EVP & CFO of…

Baker Hughes Posts Quarterly Loss on Charges

Oct 19, 2022

Baker Hughes Co posted a quarterly loss on Wednesday, compared with a profit a year ago, hit by $230 million in restructuring and impairment charges relating to the oilfield services provider's latest reorganization. The company during the recent…

Inpex Exits Lucius, Hadrian North Fields in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Sep 02, 2022

Japanese oil and gas company Inpex has transferred its entire stakes in two U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore oilfields to project partners.The company has transferred its 10.1% stake in the Lucius Field located in the US Gulf of Mexico’s Keathley Canyon blocks 874…

Uniper Looking to Swap Australian LNG for Atlantic Gas to Supply Europe Quicker

Aug 12, 2022

Germany's Uniper is prepared to swap liquefied natural gas (LNG) it gets from Australia's Woodside or U.S. gas, so it can boost supplies in Europe more quickly during the coming winter, it said.The strategy reflects efforts by companies and…

Germany's RWE Widens Global Search for LNG Supplies

Aug 11, 2022

RWE is holding talks with a larger number of suppliers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), not just Qatar and North America, CEO Markus Krebber said, as Germany's largest power producer continues its efforts to replace Russian gas volumes.RWE earlier…

Keppel O&M Wins $54.5 Million in Floating Production Contracts

Aug 01, 2022

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M)’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, Keppel AmFELS in the U.S. and Keppel Shipyard in Singapore, have been awarded contracts worth around S$75 million (US$54.5 million) for the refurbishment and completion of two floating production units (FPU)…

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