March 25- General Electric Co said it increased planned job cuts in its Lufkin oilfield equipment unit to 575, as it grapples with pressure on the unit from the drop in oil prices. "As a result of increasingly challenging market conditions, we are announcing additional workforce reductions in our Lufkin business," said Kristin Schwarz, a GE Oil& Gas spokeswoman.» Read More
Oil supply running ahead of demand hasn't just pressured prices, it's also filling up storage space, potentially pushing crude toward another leg down.
Activist hedge funds are buying stakes in North American oil and gas producers whose stocks have fallen because of the collapse of energy prices.
Oil prices will get a heck of a lot worse before they get better, a top industry analyst said on Tuesday.
The sharp drop in U.S. oil rig counts has helped lift crude prices off their lows, but it won't slow production or alleviate oversupply, Goldman said.
Halliburton will layoff between 6.5 and 8 percent of its global staff, the oil field services company said Tuesday.
Job cuts are inevitable as oil prices tumble, but layoffs today could have significant ramifications for the sector tomorrow.
Oil prices have rallied off post-crisis lows, possibly marking the rout's bottom as producers' cutbacks begin pinching supply, some analysts said.
National Oilwell Varco warned of a severe downturn in its business after orders for its drilling parts plunged nearly 90 percent.
Feb 3- Top U.S. oilfield equipment maker National Oilwell Varco Inc warned of a severe downturn in its business after orders for its drilling parts plunged nearly 90 percent, underscoring the extent of the spending cuts caused by the oil price slump. "Customers are delaying purchases of both capital and consumables wherever possible, seeking to conserve cash in...
Feb 3 (Reuters)- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, warned of a challenging market in 2015 after orders in its rig technology business plunged nearly 90 percent in the fourth quarter. Orders in the business, which makes rigs and drilling components, fell to $470 million from $3.61 billion in the quarter ended Dec. 31, from a year...
Feb 3- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, reported an 8 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by a strong backlog of orders for its rigs and drilling components. Net income attributable to the company fell to $595 million, or $1.39 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $658 million, or $1.53 per share, a year...
Despite anecdotal evidence, a new study is dismissing the U.S. manufacturing renaissance as little more than a "myth."
Trying to pick the bottom of oil's surprise price plunge may be tougher this time around, with analysts turning to non-traditional indicators to make predictions.
Oil rig count numbers have a long way to drop, late to chase the price fall in gas prices.
A sale of parts of Halliburton's business to appease regulators could be a game-changer for smaller oilfield services companies, analysts say.
Baker Hughes confirmed Thursday it is in preliminary talks with Halliburton regarding a potential business combination in a release.
Oct 30- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, said orders at a unit that make rigs and drilling components fell 60 percent, overshadowing a better-than-expected quarterly profit. Orders in National Oilwell's rig systems segment, which accounts for nearly half its total revenue, fell to $1.34 billion in the third quarter from...
Oct 30- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, reported a 10 percent rise in quarterly profit as its rig systems business readied more oil and gas wells for production. Land drillers Nabor Industries Ltd and Patterson-UTI Energy Inc reported a jump in revenue last week, helped by increased drilling activity.
Oct 30- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, reported a 10 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong performance in its rig technology business that readies oil and gas wells for production. Net income attributable to the company rose to $699 million, or $1.62 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $636...
Oct 23- Investment bank and asset manager Lazard Ltd reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue due to a jump in M&A advisory fees and an increase in asset management revenue. Among the big deals Lazard advised on during the quarter were Siemens AG's $7.6 billion acquisition of oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group Inc and chemical...