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  • July 28- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as cost cuts helped offset the impact of a fall in global drilling activity. Expenses fell more than 18 percent to $417 million in the second quarter ended June 30 from a year earlier, the company said. Net income attributable to the...

  • National Oilwell profit drops 53 pct on weak demand Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 7:08 AM ET

    July 28- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, reported a 53 percent fall in quarterly profit as a steep decline in commodity prices weighed on demand and prices for its products. Net income attributable to the company fell to $289 million, or 74 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $619 million, or $1.44 per...

  • The US businesses that win on the Iran deal Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    A view of a petrochemical complex in Assaluyeh on Iran's Persian Gulf coast.

    International energy, financial and manufacturing firms all stand to gain from lifted Iranian sanctions.

  • July 13- Royal Dutch Shell PLC said on Monday an icebreaker crucial to planned Arctic oil drilling will be sent to Portland, Oregon to repair a gash in its hull, but the issue is not expected to delay the beginning of drilling off Alaska later in July. Voyage time between Portland and southern Alaska should not delay the company's plans to begin drilling off...

  • *New York state factory activity gauge falls in June. WASHINGTON, June 15- U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in May as manufacturing and mining activity remained weak, a sign that a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector continued to constrain economic growth. Looking ahead, production is likely to stabilize when the oil industry...

  • Lower oil prices may cut into skilled energy jobs Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 3:44 PM ET
    Drilling in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    Lower oil prices could exacerbate potential labor shortages in the energy industry, according to The Times-Picayune.

  • Blackstone hire part of big Nigeria push Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 3:26 PM ET
    Lamido Sanusi, former governor of Nigeria's central bank.

    Blackstone Group has strengthened its ties to Nigeria, the West African country where it could put big money to work.

  • LONDON, June 9- Cost-cutting is set to remain the main focus for the oil industry for at least the next two years as petroleum producers adjust to an environment of much lower prices. If the boom was characterised by an emphasis on ambitious and complex engineering and technology projects, the downturn has brought a renewed focus on simplification and...

  • LONDON, June 4- The slump in crude prices has jolted the oil industry into deep cost cutting which, unlike the previous downturn, could last for a few years at least. A partial rebound in crude prices this year will give service companies such as Baker Hughes, Schlumberger and Petrofac little respite. "Higher prices have led to cost inflation over the past years and...

  • The next fracking boom could be in Saudi Arabia Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    Workers at an oil facility near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Technology made the US oil shale boom. New technology may allow oil giants Saudi Arabia and Norway to become the next fracking boomers.

  • BRUSSELS, May 8- German industrial group Siemens is set to secure unconditional EU approval for its $7.6 billion bid for U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The acquisition, Siemens' largest ever, will boost the trains-to-turbines group's presence in the United States and the shale exploration boom...

  • UPDATE 1-National Oilwell forecasts declining revenue Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    April 28- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment maker, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and forecast declining revenue for the next few quarters as weak oil prices reduce drilling activity. The company, which in February warned of a "severe downturn" in its business, said total backlog fell to $11.86 billion in the first...

  • National Oilwell profit drops 47 pct, hurt by charges Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    April 28- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment maker, posted a 47.4 percent drop in quarterly profit, mainly hurt by $200 million in charges. Net income attributable to the company fell to $310 million, or 76 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $589 million, or $1.37 per share, a year earlier. Revenue fell marginally to...

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The United States is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil and gas drilling to try to prevent the kind of explosions that caused the catastrophic BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing Obama administration officials. The Interior Department could make the announcement as...

  • Goldman: Oil prices must 'stay low for longer' Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 9:56 AM ET
    Pipelines and oil storage tanks in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    U.S. oil inventory and capex falls may boost prices modestly near term, but production growth is still too strong for substantial gains, Goldman said.

  • 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.

  • March 25- General Electric Co 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, Bloomberg reported. The move follows GE's notification to regulators in January of the planned layoffs of 330 people at its beam-pumping manufacturing facility in Lufkin, Texas.

  • Oil firms are swimming in data they don't use Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:39 PM ET

    The energy industry's failure to use the data it collects means it's not as efficient as it could be, leaving money on the table.

  • Why OPEC is dead Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 3:32 PM ET
    Oil Iraq OPEC

    With oil's price collapse, we can now declare that OPEC's reign as king of the market is over.

  • Are oil producers running out of closet space? Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:51 PM ET
    Oil tanks and pump jacks are seen in an oil field near Bakersfield, Calif.

    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.