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March 11, 2013
06:17 EDTPTR, SLB, CEO, SHI, HALChina lacks experience with huge shale gas reserves, Reuters reports
China's plans to unlock what may be the world's biggest shale gas reserves risk running further behind after 16 firms were awarded exploration rights in the latest auction lacked one important skill - not one has drilled a gas well before, reports Reuters. The lack of experience exploiting shale among new firms scrambling to enter the sector will make it an even bigger challenge to get at the gas, and if they fail to deliver China will struggle to reduce its dependence on expensive imports of oil, liquefied natural gas and coal.Reference Link
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February 12, 2016
08:14 EDTHALFBR says buy Baker Hughes, especially on weakness
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February 10, 2016
07:00 EDTHALNabors Industries offers best value among Land Drillers, says Citi
After assessing a range of net asset values for Land Drillers based on a various recovery scenarios, Citi analyst Scott Gruber says Nabors Industries (NBR) offers the best value within the group. The stock presents upside of 200% in his bull case and 65% downside in his bear case. Gruber calls Halliburton (HAL) his top pick, however, saying frac "offers superior recovery potential" to land rigs. The analyst has Buy ratings on both names along with Patterson-UTI (PTEN). He has a Neutral rating on Helmerich & Payne (HP).
February 9, 2016
12:46 EDTHALHalliburton intends to sell Baker's offshore fluids business, Bloomberg says
Halliburton (HAL) intends to divest Baker Hughes' (BHI) offshore drilling-and-completions fluids division and the lion-s share of Baker's completion systems, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter. The move would add to the list of assets Halliburton plans to sell in an effort to allay regulators who have been stalling its takeover of Baker Hughes, the report says. Reference Link
February 8, 2016
08:45 EDTHALBaker Hughes downgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley downgraded Baker Hughes (BHI) to Equal Weight from Overweight. Analyst Ole Slorer sees increased risks around the Halliburton (HAL)/Baker Hughes deal and said the market seems to be underestimating the obstacles. Slorer said the deal could take another 5-6 months and face increased resistance from EC regulators, and is concerned any delay will accelerate Baker Hughes' deteriorating performance. The analyst thinks Baker Hughes shares could fall into the low $30's, if the deal fails.
February 5, 2016
13:00 EDTSLBSchlumberger, Cameron merger receives unconditional clearance from EU
Schlumberger Limited (SLB) and Cameron (CAM) jointly announced that the European Commission has cleared their proposed merger without any conditions following a Phase 1 review. As previously announced, the U.S. Department of Justice cleared the proposed merger in November 2015 without any conditions; Cameron stockholders voted on December 17 to adopt the merger agreement between Schlumberger and Cameron; and antitrust clearances have been obtained in Canada, Brazil, Russia, and Mexico. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Schlumberger and Cameron only await regulatory approval from the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China. The Chinese authorities started their 30-day Phase 1 review process on February 4, 2016. The closing of the proposed merger remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the remaining customary closing conditions contained in the merger agreement. Schlumberger and Cameron expect to close the merger in the first quarter of 2016. Until that time, the companies will continue to operate as separate and independent entities and continue to serve their respective customers.
06:45 EDTSLBSchlumberger's acquisition of Cameron cleared by EU, Reuters reports
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February 3, 2016
18:34 EDTHALEuropean Commission extends review of Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger by 20 days
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February 1, 2016
05:34 EDTCEOCNOOC announces two new projects commence production
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