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Precision’s Canada Rig Count Usurps 2019 Levels, with U.S. E&P Demand Emerging

Precision’s Canada Rig Count Usurps 2019 Levels, with U.S. E&P Demand Emerging

Precision Drilling Corp., whose operations extend across Canada, the Lower 48 and overseas, is running more rigs today than in the pre-pandemic days of 2019, with activations now underway, according to CEO Kevin Neveu. Speaking to investors during the 2Q2021 conference call, Neveu said the Calgary-based oilfield services giant delivered higher-than-expected revenue during 2Q2021.  In…

July 27, 2021
Heat, Supply Disruptions Send Global Natural Gas Prices Higher — LNG Recap

Heat, Supply Disruptions Send Global Natural Gas Prices Higher — LNG Recap

Global natural gas prices climbed higher Monday amid supply disruptions and sweltering heat.  Gains for the Henry Hub contract led the way, as the U.S. benchmark traded near a three-year high Monday with the hottest weather of the summer in the United States on the way Tuesday.  Henry Hub picked up where it left off…

July 26, 2021
Schlumberger Sees International Activity Leading Post-Covid Recovery, while North America Growth Moderates

Schlumberger Sees International Activity Leading Post-Covid Recovery, while North America Growth Moderates

The head of oilfield services (OFS) giant Schlumberger Ltd. said the company is “seizing the beginning of the upcycle,” with international activity expected to lead growth — and North America set to moderate — in the continued recovery from Covid-19. On the 2Q2021 earnings call with investors Friday, CEO Olivier Le Peuch said that while…

July 24, 2021
Baker Hughes Bullish on Global Natural Gas Market; Investment in Energy Transition Continues

Baker Hughes Bullish on Global Natural Gas Market; Investment in Energy Transition Continues

Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) has made investment in “new energy frontiers” a key part of its strategy moving forward, but management for the oilfield services provider still sees a bright outlook for the global natural gas market. Remarking on the company’s recently released 2Q2021 financial results, CEO Lorenzo Simonelli struck an optimistic tone when discussing…

July 23, 2021
Santos Sees LNG Sales Drop After Darwin Selldown; Overall Revenue Hits Record on Stronger Pricing

Santos Sees LNG Sales Drop After Darwin Selldown; Overall Revenue Hits Record on Stronger Pricing

Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Santos Ltd. saw sales volumes and revenue from the super-chilled fuel drop in 2Q2021 following the sale of a chunk of its ownership in the Darwin LNG plant in the northern part of the country. Santos said Thursday it logged 1.04 million metric tons (mmt) in LNG sales volumes…

July 23, 2021
Halliburton Anticipating ‘Multi-Year Upcycle’ After Improving on Income, Revenue in 2Q2021

Halliburton Anticipating ‘Multi-Year Upcycle’ After Improving on Income, Revenue in 2Q2021

Following a second quarter of across-the-board sequential improvement for the company’s financial metrics, including a 12% increase in revenue for its North America segment, management for Halliburton Co. sees itself at the start of a “multi-year upcycle.” Reported quarterly losses in 2020 were steep, but after getting back into the black financially in the first…

July 22, 2021
Woodside Inks Trucked LNG SPAs to Power Australian Mining Industry, On Track for Pluto Expansion FID

Woodside Inks Trucked LNG SPAs to Power Australian Mining Industry, On Track for Pluto Expansion FID

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has entered a trio of sale and purchase agreements (SPA) to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) sourced from its Pluto facility via truck to power Western Australia’s remote mining industry. Woodside said last week it and joint venture partner EDL had inked a 10-year SPA with miner Strandline Resources Ltd. to supply…

July 21, 2021
U.S. LNG Cargoes Delivered to Brazil Rising as Demand Breaks Records

U.S. LNG Cargoes Delivered to Brazil Rising as Demand Breaks Records

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes sourced from the United States are taking up an increasingly important share of Brazil’s booming import market, according to market research firm Kpler. Brazil saw its highest-ever level of LNG in June, when imports clocked in at 657,000 tons. This compared to zero cargoes last June and 184,000 tons received…

July 21, 2021
Oil Search Rejects Santos’ Bid to Create $16B ‘Unrivaled Champion of Size and Scale’

Oil Search Rejects Santos’ Bid to Create $16B ‘Unrivaled Champion of Size and Scale’

Oil Search Ltd., which has operations in Alaska and Papua New Guinea, has rejected a takeover bid by Australian independent Santos Ltd. that valued the combined entity at A$22 billion ($16.11 billion). The deal would have given Santos a foothold in the Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (LNG) scene, considered some of the lowest-cost…

July 20, 2021
Despite Covid-19 Declines, U.S. Still World’s Leading Petroleum and NatGas Producer in 2020

Despite Covid-19 Declines, U.S. Still World’s Leading Petroleum and NatGas Producer in 2020

Even amid declines associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, the United States maintained its status as the globe’s leading producer of petroleum and natural gas in 2020, a recent analysis from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows. Domestic petroleum and natural gas output fell year/year in 2020 after reaching record highs in 2019, EIA said in…

July 20, 2021
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