Offshore Drillers Eye Recovery by 2020
Battered oil and gas drilling companies are finally seeing piecemeal signs that the prices they charge for offshore rigs are bottoming out with Brent crude selling for more than $80 a barrel and some are forecasting a full turn in the market by 2020.At the depths of a global slide that took oil below $27 a barrel in early 2016, daily rates for leasing the most sophisticated floating drilling rigs had fallen to just $180…
Diamond Offshore Posts Smaller-than-expected Loss
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc posted a smaller-than-expected loss on Monday, as a fall in revenue was offset by a 15 percent drop in costs.The Houston-based company's total operating expenses fell to $321.2 million from $378.5 million, a year earlier.As oil prices stay above $70 a barrel, oil and gas producers are again showing an interest in expensive…
Maersk Likely to Shelve Plans to List Drilling Division
Shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk is likely to shelve plans to list its struggling offshore drilling division because of weak market conditions, according to five finance sources familiar with the matter.The Danish company is now expected to focus on a trade sale of Maersk Drilling, and extend the timeline to divest the unit beyond its initial target of the end of 2018…
Diamond Offshore Beats Street, Posts Q1 Loss
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Monday, helped by new contracts for the company's deep-water rigs. Rig utilization was at 52 percent during the first quarter, from 47 percent last year, even as average day rates, which clients pay to use the company's deep-water rigs fell 4 percent. Deepwater drilling…
Interview: Antony Croston, Trelleborg Offshore
Antony Croston is Business Group Director at Trelleborg’s offshore operation in Houston, responsible for the externally-facing functions of the business covering engineering, business development and project management.MTR caught up with Croston ahead of next week’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston to discuss some of Trelleborg’s latest developments in buoyancy…
Vryhof Bags Anchoring Contract with Cooper Energy
Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) and Vryhof Anchors, both Vryhof businesses, have secured a contract to provide full-scale mooring and anchoring services to Australian energy company Cooper Energy. The announcement also sees Vryhof businesses secure contracts in Cooper’s main target drilling area - offshore Victoria, Australia - for the first time. The contract will result in full-scale engineering…
Diamond Offshore Revenue Beats Estimates
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc's fourth-quarter revenue beat analysts' estimates on Monday, helped by higher demand for its ultra-deepwater rigs. The company's revenue from its ultra-deepwater rigs rose more than 24 percent to $288.28 million in the fourth quarter. Total revenue fell nearly 12 percent to $346.21 million, but beat analysts' estimate of $331.91 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Diamond Offshore Shares Buoyant
As the offshore energy market continues to search for signs of recovery, latest news from Diamond Offshore points to better times ahead. On Monday, October 30, 2017 Diamond Offshore reported better-than-expected quarterly profits, in part driven by additional deals won for its deep-water drilling rigs at better rate, sending its shares up 8.3% at the time of reporting..
New Contracts Drive Diamond Offshore's Profit
Diamond Offshore on Monday reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit after securing more contracts for its deep-water drilling rigs at a higher rate, sending its shares up 13 percent in pre-market trading. The company was able to secure additional work for its fleet, with new contracts for its deep-water drillers Ocean Apex and Ocean Patriot at rates well above cash flow breakeven…
Options Bulls Betting on U.S. Energy Rebound
Some U.S. equity options traders are betting that the recent rebound in the price of crude oil spells good news for the battered energy sector. The S&P energy index is still down about 9.9 percent this year, making it the second worst-performing sector among S&P's tracking indexes. That contrasts against the broad benchmark S&P 500 stock index, which is up 6.9 percent for the year.
Slumping Oilfield Services Sector bets on Offshore Tech
The oil industry's top equipment and services suppliers this week are hawking vastly cheaper ways of designing and equipping subsea wells, aiming to slash the cost of offshore projects to compete with the faster-moving shale industry. At the Offshore Technology Conference, the industry's annual gathering of floating rig and subsea well suppliers,…
ABS Approves Innovative Drillship Design
ABS is working with industry to improve efficiencies in offshore development. “ABS is working on multiple fronts to help the offshore industry find efficiencies and streamline operations,” says ABS Executive Vice President for Global Offshore Ken Richardson. “We are coordinating efforts for standardization and working one-on-one with companies that are changing the way offshore projects are executed,” he added.
Speedcast, Inks Comms Deal with Diamond Offshore
Speedcast International Limited has secured a long-term contract with Diamond Offshore, who will leverage Speedcast’s managed communications services across 10 offshore rigs and one shore-based facility. “Diamond Offshore continues to adapt to the competitive nature of the industry,” said Tim Osburn, CIO, Diamond Offshore. “Through this agreement with Speedcast…
Diamond Offshore Beats the Street on Cost Cuts
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by lower costs. Total operating expenses in the quarter fell 10 pct to $323.36 million. Contract drilling revenue fell 18 percent to $363.56 million from the first quarter. Offshore projects, which take years to develop and are capital intensive, were the hardest hit by the slump in crude prices, as oil and gas producers slashed spending.
Diamond Offshore Sees Recovery when Oil 'Well over $60'
Rig contractor Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc's Chief Executive Officer Marc Edwards said on Monday oil prices needed to be "well over $60" to spur a recovery in offshore drilling. The company's shares reversed course and were down 2.3 percent at $16.67, with investors shrugging off a beat on quarterly profit and revenue. Global benchmark Brent crude prices have stabilized after a more than two-year slump…
Diamond Offshore Beats Street on Cost Cuts
Rig contractor Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc's quarterly profit beat analysts' estimates as the company kept a tight leash on costs. The company, which operates in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia, earned an adjusted profit of 27 cents per share for the fourth quarter, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Analysts on average had expected 13 cents per share.
Ocean Endeavor Repair Completed
Harris Pye Engineering Group completed repair works during the two-stage multi-million dollar Diamond Offshore demobilization project for its semi-sub rig Ocean Endeavor from the Black Sea, which completed its contract in January 2016. The initial phase of the repair work, which started in December 2015, while the rig was offshore Constanta, Romania involved cleaning of mud, brine, base oil and skimmer tanks.
Diamond Offshore's Profit beats Street
Diamond Offshore Drilling reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as the company cut costs to cope with lower demand for its rigs amid a slump in oil prices. The rig contractor has scrapped dividend, retired assets and scaled back drilling as it struggles against a fall of more than 60 percent in oil prices since mid-2014. The company said on Friday its operating expenses fell by a third in the second quarter…
Partnership Yields New Helical Buoyancy Technology
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. and Trelleborg's offshore operation today announced a joint development agreement to develop, manufacture and market Helical Buoyancy riser technology developed by Diamond Offshore. This innovative, patented riser buoyancy design reduces riser drag and mitigates Vortex-Induced Vibration in offshore applications and enables improved operational efficiency.
Diamond Offshore Names Senior VP, CFO
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has appointed Kelly Youngblood as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, to be effective May 3, 2016. Youngblood succeeds Gary T. Krenek, who is retiring after 33 years of service to the Company and its predecessors. Prior to joining the company, Youngblood held a variety of managerial positions with Halliburton Company, where he most recently served as Vice President, Investor Relations.