2017, May, 11, 18:00:00TESCO NET LOSS $13.7 MLN
TESCO reported a U.S. GAAP net loss of $13.7 million, or $(0.29) per share, in the first quarter of 2017. Adjusted net loss for the quarter was $13.4 million, or $(0.29) per share, excluding special items, consisting primarily of charges related to restructuring costs. This compares to a U.S. GAAP net loss of $20.1 million, or $(0.43) per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2016, and a U.S. GAAP net loss of $56.8 million, or $(1.45) per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2016. Adjusted net loss in the fourth quarter of 2016 was $13.3 million, or $(0.28) per diluted share, and in the first quarter of 2016 was $17.9 million, or $(0.46) per diluted share.
2017, May, 6, 17:05:00U.S. FEDERAL FUNDS RATE TO 1%
In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Committee decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 3/4 to 1 percent. The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting some further strengthening in labor market conditions and a sustained return to 2 percent inflation.
2017, May, 6, 16:30:00U.S. RIGS UP 7
U.S. Rig Count is up 462 rigs from last year's count of 415, with oil rigs up 375, gas rigs up 87, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged. Canadian Rig Count is up 46 rigs from last year's count of 36, with oil rigs up 16, gas rigs up 31, and miscellaneous rigs down 1 to 0.
2017, May, 4, 18:30:00U.S. DEFICIT $43.7 BLN
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $43.7 billion in March, down $0.1 billion from $43.8 billion in February, revised. March exports were $191.0 billion, $1.7 billion less than February exports. March imports were $234.7 billion, $1.7 billion less than February imports.
2017, May, 2, 16:10:00U.S. RIGS INCREASING
The US tally of active drilling rigs increased by 13 to 870 during the week ended Apr. 28, marking the 12th double-digit rise during 15 straight weeks of gains. The count is now up 466 units since the nadir of the drilling downturn on May 20-27, 2016, and at its highest point since Aug. 28, 2015. Since its last decline, the count is up 211 units.
2017, May, 2, 16:00:00NABORS NET LOSS $149 MLN
Nabors Industries Ltd. reported first quarter 2017 operating revenue of $563 million, compared to operating revenue of $539 million in the prior quarter. Net income from continuing operations attributable to Nabors for the quarter was a loss of $149 million, or $0.52 per share, compared to a loss of $331 million, or $1.17 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2016. The first quarter results include $7.8 million in net after-tax charges, or $0.03 per share, representing premiums incurred in open market purchases of near-term debt.
2017, May, 1, 12:20:00U.S. GDP UP 0.7%
Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2016, real GDP increased 2.1 percent.
2017, May, 1, 12:05:00CANADIAN WELLS UP TO 6,680
The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), in its second update to the 2017 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast, announced its revision of the forecasted number of wells drilled (rig released) across Canada for 2017 to 6,680 wells. This represents an increase of 2,505 wells and a 60 per cent increase from PSAC’s original 2017 Drilling Activity Forecast released in early November 2016 of 4,175 wells rig released. PSAC based its updated 2017 forecast on average natural gas prices of $3.00 CDN/mcf (AECO), crude oil prices of US$52.50/barrel (WTI) and the Canada-US exchange rate averaging $0.74.
2017, May, 1, 00:00:00U.S. RIGS UP 13
U.S. Rig Count is up 450 rigs from last year's count of 420, with oil rigs up 365, gas rigs up 84, and miscellaneous rigs up 1. Canadian Rig Count is up 48 rigs from last year's count of 37, with oil rigs up 14, gas rigs up 35, and miscellaneous rigs down 1.
2017, April, 27, 18:35:00BAKER HUGHES NET LOSS $129 MLN
Revenue for the quarter was $2.3 billion, a decrease of $148 million, or 6%, sequentially. Compared to the same quarter last year, revenue declined $408 million, or 15%. The sequential decrease in revenue was driven primarily by the deconsolidation of the North America onshore pressure pumping business, lower revenue internationally, mainly related to non-recurring year-end product sales, seasonality and price deterioration, and reduced activity in the Gulf of Mexico. This decline was partially offset by activity growth in our North America onshore business, primarily in our well construction product lines.
2017, April, 27, 18:30:00NOV VARCO NET LOSS $122 MLN
Revenues for the first quarter of 2017 were $1.74 billion, an increase of three percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2016 and a decrease of 20 percent from the first quarter of 2016. Operating loss for the first quarter was $97 million, or 5.6 percent of sales. Excluding other items, operating loss was $70 million, or 4.0 percent of sales. Adjusted EBITDA (operating profit excluding other items before depreciation and amortization) for the first quarter was $105 million, or 6.0 percent of sales, an increase of $3 million from the fourth quarter of 2016. Cash flow from operations for the first quarter was $111 million.
2017, April, 25, 21:58:00HALLIBURTON NET LOSS $32 MLN
Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) announced a loss from continuing operations of $32 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2017.
2017, April, 25, 18:30:00U.S. RIGS UP 10
U.S. Rig Count is up 426 rigs from last year's count of 431, with oil rigs up 345, gas rigs up 79, and miscellaneous rigs up 2. Canadian Rig Count is up 59 rigs from last year's count of 40, with oil rigs up 21, gas rigs up 39, and miscellaneous rigs down 1.
2017, April, 21, 20:40:00U.S. PETROLEUM DELIVERIES UP 0.2%
Total petroleum deliveries in March moved up 0.2 percent from March 2016 to average nearly 19.7 million barrels per day. These were the highest March deliveries in nine years, since 2008. For the first quarter of 2017, total domestic petroleum deliveries, a measure of U.S. petroleum demand, were up 0.4 percent compared with the first quarter of 2016 to average 19.5 million barrels per day. These were the highest first quarter deliveries since 2008. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) April 7, 2017 report, the U.S. added 98,000 jobs in March. In addition, the unemployment rate (4.5 percent) and the number of unemployed persons (7.2 million) were down from prior month and the prior year.
2017, April, 19, 17:55:00U.S. OIL GAS PRODUCTION UP
The seven major onshore producing regions in the US are expected to collectively increase oil output by 124,000 b/d month-over-month in May to average 5.193 million b/d. Gas production from the seven regions is forecast to gain 501 MMcfd month-over-month in May to 50.089 bcfd. The Permian is expected to rise 159 MMcfd to 8.135 bcfd, while the Eagle Ford is projected to increase 84 MMcfd to 5.936 bcfd.