Oct 23- Rig contractors Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc and Patterson-UTI Energy Inc reported big drops in quarterly profits, hurt by one-time charges to retire some old rigs. Offshore driller Diamond Offshore recorded a non-cash impairment charge of $109 million, pushing its third-quarter net income down 44 percent. Diamond Offshore said on Thursday it had...» Read More
Russia's Energy Ministry said it was withdrawing Minister Alexander Novak's statement on cooperation with Iran on crude oil shipments.
Chevron reported second-quarter earnings on Thursday that beat Wall Street's expectations.
ExxonMobil reported a stronger-than-expected profit on Thursday as higher prices for its crude and natural gas offset a 6 percent drop in production.
July 29- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, forecast falling demand for deepwater rigs, overshadowing robust demand for jack-up rigs, used in shallower waters, as well as land rigs.
The Bakken, Eagle Ford and Permian Basin are generating more than a million barrels of oil per day each, a third of U.S. daily production.
U.S. shale has put the country on the same terrain as Saudi Arabia and Russia. In the process, it may turn oil into a safe haven.
Even as U.S. shale companies pursue mergers, analysts don't expect them to become echoes of Big Oil deals that eventually fell flat.
Big mergers are afoot. But is a major shale oil deal a sign of a strong market?
Whiting Petroleum said it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas for $3.8 billion, becoming the largest producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale play.
The United States is swimming in oil and gas. However, processing this bounty is posing a challenge to U.S. refiners.
The U.S. is producing vast amounts of oil—but isn't quite in Saudi Arabia's league just yet, according to experts.
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 8- Brazil's most promising offshore oil province, the Santos Basin, has 400 times the number of oil leaks as its older and more prolific neighbor, the Campos Basin, a Brazilian university study says, raising concern about the environmental sustainability of the country's new oil wealth.
A "very small number" of disposal wells are behind a swarm of earthquakes plaguing Oklahoma, according to a new study.
Using conservation as a baseline, Opower broke down a few World Cup contenders according to their energy policies.
Backers in favor of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline are pointing to the crisis in Iraq as a rationale for pushing the project forward.
The head of Iraq's South Oil Company also insists that current developments have not affected and will not affect oil operations in the south.
Demand is up for sand used in fracking, which blasts it into wells to crack rock and release oil and natural gas.
BOSTON, June 17- Apple Inc, criticized in the past for greenhouse gas emissions, use of toxic materials and the hiring of underage workers, has improved its practices and earned better scores from groups such as Greenpeace. That's good news for environmentally-aware mutual funds that hold Apple for another big reason- it makes money.
BP will use unmanned aircraft systems to conduct aerial surveys of Alaska's North Slope.
Hiring for two new SCE&G reactors underscores the need for replacing retiring nuclear workers in next several years.