The investment level in oil and gas projects will increase this year for the first time since 2014, and the number of new oil projects looks set to double this year compared to last, projects Wood Mackenzie.
A multiple year boom could be coming to an end for the colorful Norwegian shipping magnate John Fredriksen's crown jewel, Seadrill, as the company has turned out to be USD 14 billion in debt and at which a race against time and unsatisfied bond holders has begun.
The Fredriksen-controlled rig unit exits the first quarter with a slide in revenue and an operating result virtually slashed in half compared to the same period last year. A new investor could be about to enter the company.
Seadrill CEO is eyeing a new plan for the struggling company, which still targets raising about $1 billion in new capital. "We don't just kick the can down the road," said Per Wullf in an interview Friday.
The offshore carrier has entered an agreement with bondholders to postponement the settlement of accounts by 16 days, but all agreements are in place with only "technicalities" left behind regarding the share issue, the carrier tells ShippingWatch.
Some of the world's biggest customers in dry bulk and tanker, including Trafigura and Shell, criticize carriers for slacking off on the quality of crews on board vessels, according to a new report. This fact could impact safety.
Shipbroker Lightship Chartering has been sentenced to pay a little over DKK 500,000 to a former partner who now works at Maersk Broker. Lightship has also been sentenced for an email sent by owner Morten Have to the management of Maersk Broker.
A 38-year-old crew member from the Philippines has been killed in an accident on board Norden vessel Nord Quebec when the ship berthed at Troi-Riviéres in Canada. The Canadian authorities are investigating the accident.