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EnQuest to Focus on Cutting Debt as Profits Jump

Mar 21, 2019

North Sea focused oil producer EnQuest on Thursday committed to continue efforts to cut its $1.77 billion debt this year after reporting a jump in full-year profits on the back of increased production.Chief Executive Amjad Bseisu said, 'We are committed to further reducing our debt…

Norway Oil Exploration Refunds Are Not State Aid -ESA

Mar 20, 2019

Norway's regulations allowing oil and gas companies to claim refunds for exploration spending do not constitute state aid, the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority (ESA) said on Wednesday.'Having scrutinized it on the basis of a comprehensive complaint…

Wood's Profit Beats Estimates

Mar 19, 2019

Wood Plc's 2018 profit topped market expectations as the British oilfield and engineering services provider trumpeted the success of its 2017 takeover of smaller rival Amec Foster Wheeler and increased revenue synergies from the deal.Aberdeen…

Billions Spent, Little to Show

Mar 14, 2019

How Russia sank billions of dollars into Venezuela quicksandReuters estimates that after sinking more than $9 billion into Venezuela in loans, acquisitions and project spending since 2010, Rosneft, which is majority owned by the Russian state…

EnQuest Shares Slump to Three-year Low

Mar 12, 2019

British oil firm EnQuest's shares slumped to a three-year low on Tuesday after Cairn Energy, its partner in its flagship Kraken project, cut its estimate of the oilfield's reserves by around a fifth.The Kraken oil and gas field in the British North Sea is EnQuest's largest producing asset…

Lukoil Lifts Fourth-quarter Net Profit

Mar 04, 2019

Russia's No.2 oil producer Lukoil's fourth-quarter net profit rose to 159 billion roubles ($2.42 billion), up from 120.5 billion roubles in the same period a year earlier, the company said on Monday.Fourth-quarter revenue stood at 2 trillion roubles…

Petrobras Divestment Plan Pushing Ahead

Mar 01, 2019

Petroleo Brasileiro SA is expanding its ambitious divestment program and has 'bold' plans for future sales, the Brazilian state-run oil company's chief executive said after the firm reported its first annual profit in five years.On a post-results conference call with analysts on Thursday…

Petrobras: First Annual Profit in 5 Years

Feb 28, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA reported its first annual profit in five years on Wednesday as it swung to a net profit in the fourth quarter, although one-time provisions and writedowns led it to miss estimates.In a securities filing…

Pemex Shrugs off Losses; Eyes New Oilfields

Feb 27, 2019

Mexico's national oil company Pemex narrowed its multibillion-dollar losses last year, executives said on Wednesday, as it seeks to fast-track the development of 20 new fields this year in a bid to bring new streams of crude online.Long a source of Mexican pride and a potent political symbol…

Golar to Supply FLNG for BP

Feb 26, 2019

Golar LNG Limited announced Tuesday that its newly incorporated subsidiary Gimi MS Corporation has entered into a 20-year Lease and Operate Agreement (LOA) with BP for the charter of a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit, Gimi, to service…

Seadrill Eyes Brighter Rig Market

Feb 26, 2019

Seadrill's core earnings for the fourth quarter exceeded the company's own guidance, boosted by lower costs and one-off items, while the market outlook for drilling rigs was improving, the Oslo and New York-listed firm said on Tuesday.The company…

Shell: Nigeria Tax Claim May Delay Offshore Field

Feb 26, 2019

Shell upstream boss Brown sees 'no merit' in tax claim. Separately, Shell to fast track Whale development in Gulf of Mexico.Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that Nigeria's claims that it was owed billions in taxes could delay the development…

Bad Choices cost Pemex $1 bln

Feb 22, 2019

Mexico's state-oil company Pemex burned through $665 million at its fertilizer unit, ignored consultants and made high-risk investments with no discernible business strategy, according to a devastating government audit of its 2017 operations…

Oil & Gas M&A Deal Value Up in 2018

Feb 15, 2019

Global oil and gas total deal value increased by US$ 79.7b during 2018 to reach US$426.8b, despite a decrease of 18% in deal volume, said EY Global oil and gas transaction review 2018.It said that while the first two quarters of 2018 saw greater deal appetite aided by rising oil prices…

Mexico Plans $3.6 Bln Relief for Pemex

Feb 15, 2019

Mexico's government will inject $3.6 billion into ailing state-owned oil company Pemex, including by reducing taxes paid, company officials said on Friday, a move aimed at improving the firm's balance sheet and preventing a further downgrade to its credit rating…

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