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  • *Halliburton, McDermott, China Oilfield among firms operating in country. JAKARTA, May 5- Indonesia has introduced new regulations restricting foreign investment in drilling, maintenance and construction in the oil industry, in an effort to give domestic firms an opportunity to better compete, government officials confirmed on Monday.

  • OSLO, April 30- Oil services firm Aker Solutions said on Wednesday it would split into two, keeping its best assets in a streamlined firm under new management as the market sours for several of its top business segments.

  • April 28- Williams Partners LP said Monday it plans to return to service the four undamaged units at its natural gas processing plant in Opal, Wyoming, which shut last week after an explosion and fire damaged one of the facility's five units.

  • M&A, upbeat results help European stocks resume rally Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    *M&A activity boosts Alstom, Scania. LONDON, April 24- European shares resumed their rise on Thursday, boosted by mergers and acquisitions activity and upbeat updates from electrical gear maker Schneider Electric and oil services group Technip among others.

  • SINGAPORE, April 24- The next hacker playground: the open seas- and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

  • SINGAPORE, April 24- The next hacker playground: the open seas- and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

  • OSLO, April 22- Oil services firms Baker Hughes and Aker Solutions agreed on Tuesday to form an alliance for their subsea divisions in an attempt to reduce costs as their customers- oil companies around the world- cut back on spending.

  • April 21- Halliburton Co, the world's No.2 oilfield services provider, expects margins to improve in North America after being depressed for two years as companies step up spending to drill and complete wells.

  • April 21- Halliburton Co, the world's No.2 oilfield services company, forecast a 25 percent jump in earnings in the current quarter, helped by a recovery in margins in North America and growth in overseas markets. The company, traditionally dominant in the United States, has been making a big push into international markets to combat weakness in North America.

  • April 21- Halliburton Co, the world's No. 2 oilfield services company, reported better-than-expected quarterly results, helped by robust drilling activity in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Angola. Halliburton, traditionally dominant in the United States, has been making a big push into international markets to combat weakness in North America.

  • Halliburton posts first-quarter profit Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    April 21- Oilfield services company Halliburton Co reported a profit for the first quarter, compared with a loss a year earlier when it booked a pre-tax charge of $1 billion related to the Gulf of Mexico spill.

  • April 17- Oilfield services providers Schlumberger Ltd and Baker Hughes Inc each posted better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, though they said pockets of weakness loom in Brazil, Canada, Russia and other drilling regions.

  • *Schlumberger first-quarter profit $1.21/ share vs est. *Baker Hughes first-quarter adjusted profit $0.84/ shr est. April 17- Oilfield services companies Schlumberger Ltd and Baker Hughes Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profits and signaled an improvement in the North American market, driven by increased drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • April 17- Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, reported a profit that beat analysts' estimates for the tenth straight quarter, but revenue fell short of expectations due to reduced drilling and pricing pressure in Latin America.

  • April 17- Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit on strong growth in the Middle East and North America.

  • Schlumberger profit from cont ops jumps 33 pct Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    April 17- Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, reported nearly 33 percent rise in quarterly profit from continued operations. Net income from continuing operations rose to $1.59 billion, or $1.21 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $1.20 billion, or 90 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • TORONTO, April 15- Bank of Nova Scotia sees Mexico as its most promising growth territory and is not deterred by a money-laundering scandal there involving Citigroup's Banamex unit, Scotiabank's head of international banking said on Tuesday.

  • WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania, April 15- The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of oilfield drilling rigs, is getting a little easier.

  • Helped by strong government support, plentiful labour and an abundant supply of raw materials like steel, China could become a major offshore oil equipment manufacturing hub in less than 10 years, industry executives say, just like Singapore and South Korea overtook the United States and Europe in the 1990 s.

  • April 14- Oilfield services and drilling company Nabors Industries Ltd said it would separate the roles of chairman and chief executive after the tenure of CEO Anthony Petrello ends and limit severance payments for executives. Shareholders California State Teachers' Retirement System and Blue Harbour Group welcomed the steps.