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  • CALGARY, Alberta, April 24- TransCanada Corp, whose controversial Keystone XL pipeline project has waited more than six years for U.S. approvals, is asking the Obama administration to approve another pipeline, one that would take American crude oil into Canada. The company, Canada's No. 2 pipeline operator, said it applied on Wednesday for a presidential permit...

  • April 23- Oil and gas driller Helmerich& Payne Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as demand for its high-tech rigs remained resilient despite the slump in crude prices. Net profit fell to $149.5 million, or $1.37 per share, in the second quarter ended March 31, from $174.6 million, or $1.59, a year earlier. Excluding gains of about $47 million...

  • Land driller Patterson-UTI profit slumps 74 pct Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:12 AM ET

    April 23- Land rig provider Patterson-UTI Energy Inc reported a 74 percent drop in quarterly profit as weak oil prices weighed on drilling activity and costs rose. Net income fell to $9.1 million, or 6 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $34.8 million, or 24 cents per share, a year earlier. The Snyder, Texas- based company's revenue fell 3 percent to...

  • April 21- Contract driller Nabors Industries Ltd's quarterly revenue fell 10.5 percent, hurt by slower drilling activity in North America, and the company said it had cut its workforce by more than 18 percent since the end of 2014.. The company reported revenue of $1.42 billion in the quarter ended March 31, compared with the analysts' average estimate of $1.34...

  • April 21- Contract driller Nabors Industries Ltd said it reduced its global workforce by more than 18 percent since the end of 2014 as the slump in oil prices hurt drilling activity. Nabors said on Tuesday it cut its workforce by 41 percent in its U.S. drilling operations and 26 percent in Canada. The company's revenue fell 10.5 percent to $1.42 billion in the first...

  • April 21- Baker Hughes Inc, which is being bought by Halliburton Co for $35 billion, said it expects "unfavorable market conditions" to persist in the second quarter as drillers turn off more rigs, intensifying a glut in oilfield services. The rig count in North America, a region that accounts for 44 percent of Baker Hughes' revenue, has halved to 1,000 so far this year.

  • Baker Hughes reports quarterly loss on $772 mln charge Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:17 AM ET

    April 21- Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Inc, which is in the process of being acquired by Halliburton Co for $35 billion, posted a quarterly loss compared with a year-earlier profit as it recorded a $772 million charge related to restructuring and other items. Baker Hughes said it would cut 10,500 jobs, or 17 percent of its global workforce, up from 7,000...

  • NYMEX-Crude steady; U.S. inventories seen up again Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 21- U.S. crude futures held steady on Monday as a drop in stockpiles at a key U.S. delivery point offset near record high production in Saudi Arabia and an expected build in U.S. oil inventories. *NYMEX crude for May delivery, which expires later in the day, was down 4 cents at $56.34 a barrel by 0000 GMT, after settling up 64 cents at $56.38 on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, April 20- Oil prices ended in positive territory on Monday after a drop in stockpiles at the delivery point for U.S. crude in the second half of last week outweighed pressure from near record high production in Saudi Arabia. Tensions after the dispatch of U.S. Navy ships to waters near Yemen and an alert issued by Saudi Arabia for a possible militant attack...

  • NEW YORK, April 20- Oil prices rose on Monday after a drop in stockpiles at the delivery point for U.S. crude in the second half of last week outweighed pressure from near record high production in Saudi Arabia. Brent, the more widely-referenced benchmark, was up 40 cents at $63.85 a barrel by 1:12 p.m. EDT, after falling more than $1 earlier. "The market was bouncing...

  • Tensions in the Middle East and a drop last week in the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States also put a floor beneath U.K. North Sea Brent and U.S. crude futures, traders said. Brent, the more widely-referenced benchmark, was up 10 cents at $63.55 a barrel by 11:53 a.m. EDT, after falling more than $1 earlier. "The market was bouncing around looking for...

  • April 20- Halliburton Co's quarterly profit beat analyst expectations by the biggest margin in at least eight quarters as cost cuts helped the oilfield services provider offset a steep fall in drilling in North America, its biggest market. Revenue fell by 4 percent to $7.05 billion in the first quarter, but beat analysts' average expectation of $6.96 billion,...

  • ITABORAƍ, Brazil, April 20- For the 20 men hanging on at the Pousada do Trabalhador, a 600- bed boarding house on the dusty outskirts of this boom town northeast of Rio de Janeiro, the dream that Brazil's oil wealth would bring a better life was over. The men are the latest victims of Brazil's biggest-ever corruption scandal, a multi-billion dollar graft scheme...

  • April 20- Halliburton Co warned of headwinds in its international operations and pricing pressure for its oilfield services in North America, its largest market, as an extended slump in oil prices continues to force drillers to slash spending. Halliburton agreed to buy smaller rival Baker Hughes Inc for $35 billion last November, to better negotiate the slump...

  • Halliburton posts quarterly loss on $1.21 bln charge Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    April 20- Halliburton Co, which is buying smaller oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Inc for $35 billion, posted a quarterly loss compared with year-earlier profit as it took $1.21 billion in charges related to asset writedowns and other items. The net loss attributable to Halliburton was $643 million, or 76 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March...

  • *China cuts bank reserves, adds liquidity. Crude oil was also buoyed by China cutting bank cash reserves, the second industry-wide cut in two months, adding more liquidity to bolster slowing growth. Brent crude was up 80 cents at $64.25 a barrel by 0628 GMT.

  • *Iraqi Kurdish forces widen buffer around Kirkuk. SINGAPORE, April 20- Oil prices rose on Monday, extending last week's gains as a drop in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for crude pointed to lower supply later in the year, while China's latest stimulus measure also underpinned the market. Brent crude was up 70 cents at $64.15 a barrel by 0532 GMT.

  • *Iraqi Kurdish forces widen buffer around Kirkuk. SINGAPORE, April 20- Oil prices rose on Monday, extending last week's gains as a drop in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for crude pointed to lower supply later in the year, while China's latest stimulus measure also underpinned the market. Brent crude was up 72 cents at $64.17 a barrel by 0324 GMT.

  • The drilling recovery will likely to be slower to emerge due to a growing reserve of wells that have been drilled but not yet hydraulically fractured and increased activity in re-fracking wells that are running dry, Schlumberger Ltd Chief Executive Paal Kibsgaard said in a conference call Friday. Schlumberger expects the rebound in U.S. onshore drilling "...

  • April 17- Schlumberger Ltd, the world's No.1 oilfield services provider, reported a smaller-than-expected fall in first-quarter margins as it continued to execute tight cost controls to combat a decline in drilling activity. Schlumberger shares rose as much as 3.3 percent to a near-five-month high of $94.89 on Friday, a day after the company reported a...