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  • Flotek Industries posts 3Q profit Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Flotek Industries Inc. on Wednesday reported earnings of $14.3 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Houston- based company said it had profit of 26 cents. Flotek Industries shares have increased 7.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Oct 22- Contract driller Nabors Industries Ltd reported a 17 percent rise in revenue, its highest increase in nine quarters, as it benefited from strong spending in U.S. shale fields. "We are acutely aware of the potential for further weakness in crude oil prices and the associated impact on our customers' spending plans, particularly in North and Latin America,"...

  • Oct 21- As fracking accelerates in North American shale fields, oilfield services providers Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc are stockpiling sand to protect themselves against rising costs and are buying more railcars to transport the haul. Halliburton, the world's largest provider of fracking services, is more than doubling its railcar fleet and...

  • Legal petition seeks NY ban on outdated rail cars Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— A coalition of environmental groups and city residents filed a legal petition on Tuesday seeking a ban on older model rail tanker cars carrying volatile crude oil from North Dakota to the Port of Albany, citing their history of rupturing and exploding in a series of catastrophic derailments. Port facilities owned by Houston- based Buckeye Partners...

  • But offshore drillers such as Transocean Ltd are expected to post lackluster quarterly sales as new rigs ordered in boomtime hit the seas, creating overcapacity in an already crowded market. Revenue at Transocean, the second-biggest global offshore driller by market value, is expected to fall 15 percent- its steepest in three years- according to Thomson...

  • Shell Midstream Partners files for $750M IPO Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shell Midstream Partners LP filed for an initial public offering that could be worth about $750 million before expenses and discounts. Shell Midstream was formed by Royal Dutch Shell, and it will focus on acquiring pipelines and other midstream assets. Shell Midstream's assets include stakes in Zydeco Pipeline Co., Mars Oil Pipeline Co., and Bengal...

  • Tesoro strikes $2.5B deal with QEP Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    Tesoro Logistics LP said Sunday that it will acquire the natural gas gathering and processing business owned by QEP Resources Inc. in a $2.5 billion deal. Tesoro Logistics, based in San Antonio, is a limited partnership formed by Tesoro Corp.. Shares of Tesoro Corp. jumped 6 percent to $64.27 by midday; Tesoro Logistics fell 9 percent to $60.87.

  • Oct 20- Halliburton Co, the world's No.2 oilfield services provider, said there were no signs of a slowdown in drilling activity despite the recent 25 percent fall in oil prices. Halliburton's shares rose about 2.5 percent in early trading after the company reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its quarterly dividend.

  • Halliburton profit beats as drilling stays strong Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:27 AM ET
    A derrick hand works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    Halliburton reported a better-than-expected profit, helped by buoyant shale drilling activity in North America.

  • Oct 20- Halliburton Co, the world's No.2 oilfield services provider, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by buoyant shale drilling activity in North America. Halliburton, which derives about half of its revenue from North America, also benefited from higher revenue in its international operations. Halliburton's revenue rose about 18...

  • Oct 20- Halliburton Co, the world's No.2 oilfield services provider, reported a 70 percent rise in net income attributable to the company, helped by stronger drilling activity and demand for production services in North America. Halliburton on Monday also raised its quarterly dividend to 18 cents per share from 15 cents. Net income attributable to the company...

  • US rig count down 12 to 1,918 Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 12 this week to 1,918.. Oklahoma decreased by seven rigs, New Mexico was down four, Alaska was off two and Arkansas, California and North Dakota each dropped one. Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah were unchanged.

  • Oct 16- Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, posted a third-quarter profit that beat estimates for at least the ninth consecutive quarter, helped by strong drilling activity in North America. "Strong activity in North America and robust growth in international areas... in spite of international sanctions in Russia, drove...

  • Schlumberger beats 3Q earnings expectations Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Schlumberger NV on Thursday reported earnings of $1.95 billion in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.46 per share. Analysts expected $12.66 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Schlumberger profit rises on improving oilfield demand Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    Oct 16- Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, reported a 13 percent rise in third-quarter profit, helped by strong drilling activity in North America and robust growth in its international business. Net income attributable to the Houston, Texas- based company rose to $1.95 billion, or $1.49 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30,...

  • *Q3 profit misses estimates as weak Gulf of Mexico hits margins. Oct 16- Baker Hughes Inc, the world's No.3 oilfield services provider, said its clients would reconsider projects if oil prices fell to and remained at $75 per barrel for a few months, although many of them considered the recent slide in oil prices a short term blip. The caution from came after Baker...

  • Oct 16- Baker Hughes Inc, the world's No.3 oilfield services provider, reported a lower-than-expected profit as political tensions disrupted activity in Libya and Iraq, and a sharp fall in drilling in the Gulf of Mexico weighed on margins. Baker Hughes shares dropped more than 10 percent in premarket trading on Thursday as the company's profit fell short of...

  • Oct 16- Baker Hughes Inc, the world's No.3 oilfield services provider, reported a lower-than-expected profit for the first time in five quarters as political tensions in Libya and Iraq, and a sharp fall in drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico weighed on margins. Baker Hughes said pretax profit margins in its operations in Europe, Africa and the Russia Caspian...

  • Oct 16- Baker Hughes Inc, the world's No.3 oilfield services company, reported a 10 percent rise in quarterly profit, driven by a boom in drilling in North American shale oil fields. The company's net income rose to $375 million, or 86 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $341 million, or 77 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 8 percent to $6.25...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- Saudi Arabia effectively started a global oil price war this month aimed at quickly denting U.S. oil output. At stake is not just the fate of a U.S. drilling frenzy that has transformed the North American energy picture and powered the U.S. economy, but the shape of the global market as OPEC leader Saudi Arabia hopes to take share from U.S. producers.