"We think we're close to a bottom in the oil field services cycle," Kurt Hallead of RBC Capital Markets said.» Read More
*Q4 adjusted loss of 23 cents/ share vs estimate of 32 cents. *Company had cut 15 pct jobs, shut 4 rigs in Gulf of Mexico. Larger rival Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc and land driller Patterson-UTI Energy Inc have warned of a challenging 2015..
Feb 12- Drilling rig contractor Hercules Offshore Inc reported a bigger quarterly loss as the company took an impairment charge and demand fell due to weak crude oil prices. Hercules Offshore's fourth-quarter revenue fell 24 percent to $178.7 million. The net loss attributable to Hercules Offshore widened to $154.1 million, or 96 cents per share, in the...
Feb 9- Rig contractor Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc reported a 7 percent drop in quarterly revenue as demand fell due to weak oil prices, and said it would not pay a special dividend as it had been doing since 2006.. "We had been expecting Diamond Offshore to follow its prior downturn playbook," analysts at Jefferies& Co wrote in a note to clients.
Feb 9- Rig contractor Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc reported a 7 percent drop in quarterly revenue as demand dropped due to weak oil prices, and said it would not pay a special dividend as it had been doing since 2006.. Diamond Offshore's revenue fell 7 Percent to $675.3 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31. Utilization rate for Diamond Offshore's...
*Q4 earnings $0.39/ shr vs $0.11/ shr last year. *Q4 rev $901.2 mln vs $658.8 mln last year. Feb 5- Land rig provider Patterson-UTI Energy Inc warned that 2015 would be "challenging," having received indications that customers could terminate a number of longer-term contracts early.
Feb 5- Land rig provider Patterson-UTI Energy Inc has halved its full-year rig construction program to 16 new high-tech APEX rigs as oil producers cut back on drilling due to weak prices. Patterson's decision follows rival Helmerich& Payne Inc's announcement last week that it would halve its FlexRig construction program. Patterson's net income more than...
Analysts say companies with considerable debt such as Nabors Industries Ltd and small private firms with less efficient rigs will scramble to keep them in operation. Rig rates of $25,000- $30,000 per day in the quarter ended Sept. 30, are expected to fall 20-25 percent or more next year and talks over lower rates are already underway, analysts said.
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 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...
Oct 23- Patterson-UTI Energy Inc, one of the largest U.S. onshore rig contractors, reported a 78.5 percent fall in quarterly profit as its costs surged. Net income fell to $16 million, or 11 cents per share, in the quarter from $74.4 million, or 51 cents per share, a year earlier. The Snyder, Texas- based company's revenue rose 15.7 percent to $845.6 million.
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HOUSTON-- Oil and natural gas driller Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. said Thursday that its third-quarter net income fell almost 38 percent as demand fell for drilling rigs in the U.S. The company earned $50.8 million, or 33 cents per share, for the quarter that ended Sept. 30.
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Oct 2- Patterson-UTI Energy Inc:. *Reports drilling activity for September 2012. *Says for the month of September 2012, the company had an average of 210.