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February 27, 2013
06:40 EDTRIG, HAL, CAM, BPBP knew well explosion was possible before disaster, NY Times reports
BP (BP) knew a well explosion could occur before the April 2010 Gulf oil spill took place, Lamar McKay, the company's head of North American operations at the time of the spill testified yesterday, according to The New York Times. BP's contractors share responsibility for the disaster, McKay added. Reference Link
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August 26, 2015
06:04 EDTCAMSchlumberger agrees to acquire Cameron in deal valued at $14.8B
Schlumberger Limited (SLB) and Cameron (CAM) jointly announced a definitive merger agreement in which the companies will combine in a stock and cash transaction. The agreement was unanimously approved by the boards of both companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Cameron shareholders will receive 0.716 shares of Schlumberger common stock and a cash payment of $14.44 in exchange for each Cameron share. Based on the closing stock prices of both companies on August 25, the agreement places a value of $66.36 per Cameron share, representing a 37.0% premium to Cameron's 20-day volume weighted average price of $48.45 per share, and a 56.3% premium to Cameron's most recent closing stock price of $42.47 per share. Upon closing, Cameron shareholders will own approximately 10% of Schlumberger's outstanding shares of common stock. The total transaction has a value of $14.8B as of August 25. Schlumberger expects to realize pretax synergies of approximately $300M-$600M in the first and second year, respectively. Initially, the synergies are primarily related to reducing operating costs, streamlining supply chains, and improving manufacturing processes, with a growing component of revenue synergies in the second year and beyond. Schlumberger also expects the combination to be accretive to EPS by the end of the first year after closing. The transaction combines two complementary technology portfolios into a "pore-to-pipeline" products and services offering to the global oil and gas industry. On a pro forma basis, the combined company had 2014 revenues of $59B. The transaction is subject to Cameron shareholders' approval, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. It is anticipated that the closing of the transaction will occur in Q1 of 2016.
06:01 EDTCAMSchlumberger agrees to acquire Cameron in deal valued at $14.8B
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August 25, 2015
18:47 EDTRIGOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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18:11 EDTRIGTranocean tanks after proposing dividend cancellations, peers follow
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17:00 EDTRIGTransocean may cancel Q3, Q4 dividend
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August 24, 2015
14:25 EDTBPBP refrains from trip to Iran amid U.S. sanction concerns, FT says
BP has chosen not to join U.K. foreign secretary Philip Hammond's trip to reopen the country's Iranian embassy due to concerns over U.S. sanctions that are still in effect, the Financial Times reports, citing people close to the company. "Sanctions are still in place and we will not do anything while that is the case. We are monitoring the situation and will take a look at the opportunities," said the company, according to the publication. Reference Link
09:23 EDTBPGevo, Butamax enter global patent cross-license, settlement agreements
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August 23, 2015
17:49 EDTBPIran to increase oil production as BP, Shell express interest, Bloomberg says
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August 20, 2015
06:10 EDTBPAuction for drilling leases attracts little interest, NY Times reports
A federal auction for drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday attracted only $22.7M in sales from five companies, the lowest since 1986, reports the New York Times. Most companies have insisted they would not sacrifice production in future years, but executives have recently expressed concern that the oil price collapse could last through 2016 and possibly even 2017. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
August 19, 2015
18:52 EDTRIGTransocean provides fleet update summary
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11:09 EDTRIGStocks with call strike movement; ABX RIG
Barrick Gold (ABX) January 9 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 59, Transocean (RIG) November 16 call option implied volatility increased 3% to 57 according to iVolatility.
07:33 EDTCAMCameron and Schlumberger's Subsea to supply pump system for Stones development
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August 17, 2015
12:16 EDTRIGStocks with call strike movement; RIG TWTR
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10:03 EDTBPEmerson signs 10-year agreement with BP for enhanced oil and gas execution
BP (BP) and Emerson (EMR) have signed a global agreement for Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, to provide automation technologies and aftercare services for BP's upstream oil and gas operations. The new 10-year agreement extends the existing arrangement between the companies, allowing Emerson to provide an expanded scope of technologies and expertise that help ensure safe and competitive projects and support BP's Field of the Future program for enhanced operating efficiency and oil recovery. The new agreement expands the companies' existing relationship on upstream projects. Under the scope of the new agreement, Emerson will continue to supply automation system technologies, including distributed control systems and safety instrumented systems, but will now also provide valves and measurement instruments as well as technologies for supervisory control and data acquisition, asset management, and machinery health monitoring.
06:45 EDTBPBP investors not sold on takeover talks, FT reports
Few BP investors have enough faith to buy into takeover talk given the company's own aggressive cost-cutting campaign might have eliminated the synergy upside to a potential purchaser, the Financial Times reports. Reference Link
August 14, 2015
13:56 EDTHAL, RIGU.S. greenlights crude oil export swaps with Mexico
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09:37 EDTBPBP set to appeal U.S. decision on gas market manipulation, AFP reports
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09:37 EDTBPActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL TWTR FB NFLX TSLA QIHU JCP BABA BP
07:08 EDTBPBP's Whiting shutdown shakes oil markets, FT reports
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06:14 EDTBPJudge rules BP traders rigged gas market after 2008 hurricane, FT reports
BP is facing the possibility of fresh regulatory fines after a judge ruled that its energy traders rigged a U.S. natural gas market after a 2008 hurricane, the Financial Times reports. The company's Southeast Gulf Texas desk allegedly plotted to lose some money on physical gas positions in an effort to increase the value of holdings of financial derivatives tracking gas, the report says. Reference Link
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