Analysts: Maersk's oil business hinges on Qatar deal

Maersk Oil currently finds itself on shaky ground as the company is fighting to maintain a contract on a lucrative oil field in Qatar. A significant part of the company's revenue and output depends on Qatar, and a major bank does not see many chances of a positive outcome for Maersk.

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A massive portion of Maersk's oil business could fall off the group's hands, as the company is currently at risk of losing a cooperation agreement with Qatar's state-owned oil company.

The Maersk Group will publish its second quarter interim report tomorrow, Thursday, and one key point of interest here will be the low oil price's impact on the group's oil business as a whole. But Qatar could, before long, become a de-facto block for the conglomerate.

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