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  • POLL-Oil prices to stay weak for at least a year Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    *Brent crude oil seen averaging $60/ barrel, WTI $54.40 in 2015. April 30- Oil is likely to stay relatively weak for at least the next year, a Reuters poll forecast on Thursday, suggesting a slowdown in oil production in the United States will not be enough to offset a global supply glut. The price crash has forced some exploration companies to stop drilling for oil and...

  • MOSCOW, April 30- Russia's Eurasia Drilling said on Thursday it had agreed to extend a deadline on a proposed deal to sell a stake to international oilfield services firm Schlumberger from to April 30 to May 31. Last month, Schlumberger said it planned to buy a 45.65 percent stake in Eurasia for about $1.7 billion, potentially paving the way for it to become the sole...

  • MOSCOW, April 30- Russia's Eurasia Drilling said on Thursday it had agreed to extend a deadline on a proposed deal to sell a stake to international oilfield services firm Schlumberger from to April 30 to May 31.

  • April 29- Noble Corp Plc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as higher margins from contract drilling services helped offset losses from retirement of rigs due to a slump in oil prices. The company, however, said it expected its capital spending to fall to about $585 million in 2015 from $1.9 billion in 2014.. Net income attributable to Noble fell...

  • Offshore driller Noble Corp's profit falls 30 pct Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 5:16 PM ET

    April 29- Offshore driller Noble Corp Plc reported a 30.4 percent fall in quarterly profit as the company retired rigs due to a slump in crude oil prices. Net income attributable to Noble fell to $178.4 million, or 72 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 from $256.3 million, or 99 cents per share, a year earlier. Total operating revenue rose about 1...

  • MILAN, April 29- Italian oil services company Saipem said it would vigorously contest a 174.2 million euro lawsuit from a group of investors claiming the firm overstated profits. Deminor Recovery Services, representing 64 institutional investors, said on Wednesday it was seeking the damages to cover losses on share purchases caused by Saipem's alleged...

  • *Iran ship seizure, Yemen incident boost prices early. NEW YORK, April 28- Oil prices remained under pressure on Tuesday, with Brent settling lower and U.S. crude near flat, as worries about swollen U.S. crude stockpiles cut price gains from an early rally on security scares in the Middle East and a weak dollar. U.S. crude settled up 7 cents at $57.06, after running to as...

  • UPDATE 1-National Oilwell forecasts declining revenue Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    April 28- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment maker, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and forecast declining revenue for the next few quarters as weak oil prices reduce drilling activity. The company, which in February warned of a "severe downturn" in its business, said total backlog fell to $11.86 billion in the first...

  • National Oilwell profit drops 47 pct, hurt by charges Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    April 28- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment maker, posted a 47.4 percent drop in quarterly profit, mainly hurt by $200 million in charges. Net income attributable to the company fell to $310 million, or 76 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $589 million, or $1.37 per share, a year earlier. Revenue fell marginally to...

  • *Saudi Arabia tells China ready to supply more oil if needed. NEW YORK, April 27- Crude settled lower on Monday as ample global supply blunted support from the conflict in Yemen and the falling number of U.S. rigs drilling for oil and kept traders cautious after prices reached 2015 peaks last week. "While the situation in Yemen and the falling U.S. rig count have...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Oil futures seesawed in volatile trading on Monday as the conflict in Yemen and falling U.S. rig counts lent support, while ample global supply kept market participants cautious after prices reached 2015 peaks last week. Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran- allied Houthi militiamen and rebel army units in Yemen on Monday as a humanitarian crisis...

  • *U.S. rig count drops to lowest since 2010- Baker Hughes. Fighting in Yemen raged on as Saudi Arabia continued its air strikes against Houthi militia forces in Aden. While Yemen itself is not among the biggest oil producers in the region, Gulf producers ship oil along the Gulf of Aden on Yemen's southern coast and through the narrow straits of Bab el-Mandeb, between...

  • 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...

  • 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...