Halliburton’s chief executive has blamed an increasingly difficult US regulatory climate for the collapse of his company’s $28bn bid for rival Baker Hughes, which was abandoned on Sunday.
HOUSTON – May 3, 2016 - Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) announced that income from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2016 was $64 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, excluding special items. This compares to income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2015 of $270 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, excluding special items. Adjusted operating income was $225 million in the first quarter of 2016, compared to adjusted operating income of $473 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Halliburton's total revenue in the first quarter of 2016 was $4.2 billion, compared to $5.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The reality is that the Kremlin is always likely to be heavily involved in the Russian oil industry. That creates the concern that the proposals might be structured to try to achieve higher prices, which is not consistent with efficient price discovery.
Profit attributable to owners of PJSC Gazprom for the year ended December 31, 2015 totaled RUB 787,056 million which is RUB 628,052 million, or 5 times more than for the year ended December 31, 2014.
BP’s own forecast shows global energy demand rising one-third higher by 2035 than it is today, which would be like adding the total combined energy demand of the US, the European Union, and Japan. And it’s BP’s expectation that more than half of this demand will be met by oil and gas by 2035.
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced estimated first quarter 2016 earnings of $1.8 billion, or $0.43 per diluted share, compared with $4.9 billion a year earlier. The impacts of sharply lower commodity prices and weaker refining margins were partly offset by strong Chemical results.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) reported a first-quarter 2016 net loss of $1.5 billion, or ($1.18) per share, compared with first-quarter 2015 earnings of $272 million, or $0.22 per share. Excluding special items, first-quarter 2016 adjusted earnings were a net loss of $1.2 billion, or ($0.95) per share, compared with a first-quarter 2015 adjusted net loss of $222 million, or ($0.18) per share.
San Ramon, Calif., April 29, 2016 – Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) reported a loss of $725 million ($0.39 per share – diluted) for first quarter 2016, compared with earnings of $2.6 billion ($1.37 per share – diluted) in the 2015 first quarter. Foreign currency effects decreased earnings in the 2016 quarter by $319 million, compared with an increase of $580 million a year earlier. Sales and other operating revenues in first quarter 2016 were $23 billion, compared to $32 billion in the year-ago period.
Seadrill generated EBITDA of $513 million for the fourth quarter 2015 Current order backlog of $5.1 billion $10.7 billion for Seadrill Group
U.S. Rig Count is down 11 rigs from last week to 420, with oil rigs down 11 to 332, gas rigs down 1 to 87, and miscellaneous rigs up 1 to 1. Canadian Rig Count is down 3 rigs from last week to 37, with oil rigs down 2 to 10, gas rigs down 1 to 26, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 1.
The stronger crude oil demand outlook is likely the main reason for higher crude prices across the entire futures curve, whereas the near-term supply concerns are putting additional upward pressure on prices for near-term delivery.
Brent for June settlement increased as much as $1.23, or 2.7 percent, to $46.97 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. The contract gained $1.26 to $45.74 a barrel on the on Tuesday. The global benchmark crude traded at a premium of $1.91 to WTI.
The Company’s Normalized EBITDA, including our respective share in the EBITDA of joint ventures, amounted to RR 62.1 billion, representing a 13.3% increase compared to the EBITDA for the first quarter 2015. Profit attributable to NOVATEK shareholders increased by 3.7 times to RR 115.9 billion, as compared to RR 31.1 billion in the first quarter 2015.
"During the quarter, the industry faced another precipitous decline in activity, exceeding even the most pessimistic predictions, as E&P companies further cut spending in an effort to protect cash flows," said Martin Craighead, Baker Hughes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "As a result of this steep decrease in customer spending, our revenue for the first quarter was down 21% sequentially. Compared to the prior year, revenue declined 42%, driven by lower activity as evident by the 41% global rig count drop, reduced pricing across most markets, and the strategic decision to continue limiting our exposure to unprofitable onshore pressure pumping business in North America.
National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) reported a first quarter 2016 net loss of $21 million, or $0.06 per share, excluding other items. Other items included $147 million in pre-tax charges primarily associated with severance and facility closure costs. GAAP net loss for the quarter was $119 million, or $0.32 per share.