HOUSTON, Dec 8- Drilling contractor Noble Corporation PLC on Monday said it paid $12.2 million to settle felony charges by the U.S. Department of Justice related to safety, environmental and record keeping violations on vessels in Arctic waters off Alaska in 2012.. Noble acknowledges that it failed to report any of these hazardous conditions to the U.S. Coast...
Oct 23- Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, one of the world's top five offshore rig contractors, reported a 4.5 percent rise in third-quarter revenue, helped by higher demand and improved rates for its ultra-deepwater rigs. Diamond Offshore said Petrobras has extended contracts on three ultra-deepwater rigs, which are expected to generate revenue of up to $1.4...
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...
But offshore drillers such as Transocean Ltd are expected to post lackluster quarterly sales as new rigs ordered in boomtime hit the seas, creating overcapacity in an already crowded market. Revenue at Transocean, the second-biggest global offshore driller by market value, is expected to fall 15 percent- its steepest in three years- according to Thomson...
*Dollar General ups Family Dollar bid. *Digital Ally shares extend rally. Noble Corp was the biggest loser among the S&P energy names, falling 3.3 percent, while Ensco PLC fell 3.1 percent.
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Shell may have moved an oil rig that ran aground off Alaska last week partly to avoid millions of dollars in taxes, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey said, raising even more questions about the oil company's decision on the timing of the move.
An oil drilling rig owned by Royal Dutch Shell ran aground in Alaska after drifting in stormy weather, highlighting the serious risks of working in an offshore region where some in the industry see huge potential.
Third-quarter net income for the offshore drilling contractor fell to $114.8 million, or 45 cents per share, from $135.3 million, or 53 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. Jud Bailey, an analyst with International Strategy and Investment Group LLC, said operating costs of $449 million were above his estimates.
Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corp. said Wednesday that its third-quarter net income fell 15 percent because of delays for ships and rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Brazil. The Zug, Switzerland, company's net income totaled $114.8 million, or 45 cents per share, in the three-month period that ended Sept. 30.