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  • OSLO, Jan 29- Norway's offshore energy sector may be repeating the mistakes of the last big oil slump, removing too much capacity too soon and leaving the industry unprepared for any eventual rebound, senior sector insiders said. As oil prices dropped to $10 per barrel in 1998 and 1999, Norway's oil firms removed capacity and rebuilding took so long and was so...

  • Jan 29- Oil and gas driller Helmerich& Payne Inc reported higher quarterly profit due to compensation from early termination of contracts, and warned results for the rest of 2015 would be hurt by a steep fall in oil prices. Net income rose 17 percent to $203 million, or $1.85 per share, in the first quarter ended Dec. 31. Operating revenue rose 18.8 percent to $1.06...

  • SEOUL, Jan 28- U.S. crude futures fell over 1.5 percent towards $45 a barrel in early Asian trade on Wednesday after data showed U.S. crude stocks surged by nearly 13 million barrels last week, with a global supply glut accumulating in storage tanks. *U.S. crude futures had dropped 73 cents to $45.50 a barrel by 0000 GMT after finishing the previous session finishing...

  • MILAN, Jan 27- Embattled Italian oil services group Saipem is in pole position to win a contract worth up to $2 billion to replace pipes at the Kashagan oilfield in Kazakhstan, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. Saipem has had 10 billion euros wiped from its value over the past two years, hit by two profit warnings, a corruption investigation in...

  • In North Dakota, the number of rigs drilling for oil has fallen by almost a quarter in less than four months, according to oil field services company Baker Hughes. Baker Hughes puts the number of active drilling rigs in the state at just 147 last week, down from 189 at the beginning of October, and the lowest number since December 2010. Baker Hughes counts rigs as...

  • TRIPOLI, Jan 26- Oil output from Libya, where ports and oilfields have been shut due to fighting, has fallen to 363,000 barrels a day with exports at about 200,000, the oil minister appointed by forces in control of the capital Tripoli told Reuters. Its oil minister, Mashallah Zwai, told Reuters in an interview that Libya is producing 362,780 bpd of oil, showing a...

  • Titans of the sector such as Schlumberger NV and Halliburton Co may have a chance to scoop up assets and know-how from rivals less able to weather the downturn, as their deeper pockets give them a major tactical advantage. Schlumberger was one of his top three holdings as of end-December, according to the fund fact sheet. Norway's Seadrill Ltd for instance has...

  • HOUSTON, Jan 21- Leading pipeline company Kinder Morgan Inc will buy Hiland Partners, a pipeline and logistics company founded by Continental Resources Inc Chief Executive Officer Harold Hamm, for $3 billion, the company said on Wednesday. Hiland Partners builds and operates oil gathering and transportation pipelines and natural gas gathering and...

  • Kinder Morgan to buy Hiland Partners for $3 billion Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    HOUSTON, Jan 21- Kinder Morgan Inc will buy Hiland Partners, a pipeline and logistics company founded by Continental Resources Inc Chief Executive Officer Harold Hamm, for $3 billion, the company said on Wednesday. Hiland Partners builds and operates oil gathering and transportation pipelines and natural gas gathering and processing systems primarily in...

  • HOUSTON— Oil services company Baker Hughes Inc. will lay off about 7,000 workers as it prepares for a downturn in orders because of the plunge in crude prices, the company said Tuesday. The layoffs represent about an 11 percent cut to the 62,000- plus workers Baker Hughes says it employs worldwide. Oil services rival Halliburton had announced in November it...

  • LONDON, Jan 20- If capital and workers could move instantly and without friction between industries, the plunge in oil prices would be unambiguously positive for the U.S. economy in the short term as well as the longer one. Despite the growth in shale production, the United States is still a net importer of around 5 million barrels per day of crude and refined...

  • *Baker Hughes fourth-quarter adjusted profit $1.44 vs est $1.07. Jan 20- Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Inc said it expects to lay off about 7,000 employees, days after industry leader Schlumberger Ltd said it would cut jobs as drilling activity slows due to a steep fall in oil prices. Halliburton, which is buying Baker Hughes in a near- $35 billion deal,...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 20- Oil services giant Schlumberger plans to buy a 45.65 percent stake in Eurasia Drilling for about $1.7 billion, potentially paving the way for it to become the sole owner of Russia's most active oilfield services company. The multi-stage deal announced by the companies on Tuesday will see U.S. group Schlumberger, which has been in a strategic...

  • Strong North America demand drives Halliburton profit Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    Jan 20- Halliburton Co, the world's No. 2 oilfield services provider, reported a 14 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit, helped by strong demand for its services in North America. Net income attributable to the company rose to $901 million, or $1.06 per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31 from $793 million, or 93 cents per share, a year earlier. Halliburton entered a...

  • Jan 20- Baker Hughes Inc posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on resilient demand but the oilfield services company warned that recent declines in rig counts due to low oil prices would "clearly affect" results in 2015.. The number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States fell by 55 to 1,366 last week, the second-sharpest weekly drop in 24 years,...

  • BEIJING/ YANGON, Jan 20- A crude oil pipeline and a deep sea port meant to secure an alternative route for Chinese imports overland through Myanmar are set to open at the end of January, but an affiliated refinery in China is months away from completion, sources said. The finished development should help ease China's reliance on shipments via the narrow and...

  • *China faces significant downward pressure on economy- Premier. *Iraq announces record oil production for December. Jan 19- Brent crude oil prices fell below $49 a barrel and U.S. crude also fell more than $1 on Monday after the global economic outlook darkened and Iraq announced record oil production.

  • *China faces significant downward pressure on economy- Premier. *Iraq announces record oil production for December. Jan 19- Brent crude oil prices fell below $49 a barrel and U.S. crude also fell more than $1 on Monday after the global economic outlook darkened and Iraq announced record oil production.

  • In a stark sign of how a sudden, 60 percent drop in oil prices is biting, oil services giant Schlumberger Ltd on Thursday said it will reduce spending this year by 25 percent and fire 9,000 workers worldwide, surprising investors with the size of the cuts. "There is total chaos and uncertainty and it is impacting the whole ecosystem," said Aamer Sarfraz, chief...

  • In a stark sign of how a sudden, 60 percent drop in oil prices is biting, oil services giant Schlumberger Ltd on Thursday said it will reduce spending this year by 25 percent and fire 9,000 workers worldwide, surprising investors with the size of the cuts. "There is total chaos and uncertainty and it is impacting the whole ecosystem," said Aamer Sarfraz, chief...