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    1. November 10, 2014

      Transocean warns of offshore oil downturn

      The offshore oil industry has gone into a “cyclical downturn” as a result of the fall in crude prices, one of the world’s...

    2. November 9, 2014

      Transocean: book worms

      The larvae of the trogium pulsatorium can ruin the value of poorly maintained antique tomes. Ask any collector. On Friday,...

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    1. September 12, 2014

      Energy slides after Russia sanctions

      The energy sector weakened materially on Friday as a combination of new sanctions targeting the Russian oil and gas sector...

    2. September 4, 2014

      BP faces $18bn fine on negligence ruling

      BP acted with gross negligence and wilful misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, exposing it to penalties of up to...

    3. August 28, 2014

      Royal Dutch Shell seeks fresh Arctic drilling permits

      Royal Dutch Shell has asked Washington for permission to drill in the Arctic, off the coast of Alaska. The move keeps open...

    4. August 22, 2014

      Ross Stores’ strong earnings helps lift US retail sector

      Retailers finished the week on a high note after a flurry of earnings reports. Discount retailer Ross Stores led the S&P...

    5. August 4, 2014

      Offshore drillers sink after downgrade

      Offshore drilling companies were hit on Monday after analysts at Deutsche Bank downgraded four companies in a re-evaluation...

    6. June 5, 2014

      Report points to valve fault in BP spill

      BP’s oil spill from its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 was in part caused by the failure of a vital piece of...

    7. March 6, 2014

      Big oil counts the cost of tapping new discoveries

      Age of oil “One hundred dollars per barrel is becoming the new $20, in our business.” With that pithy analysis, John Watson,...

    8. November 11, 2013

      Transocean reaches deal with activist investor Carl Icahn

      Transocean, one of the world’s largest offshore drilling contractors, will raise its dividend, step up its cost cuts and...

    9. November 11, 2013

      Social media stocks edge down

      Twitter shares ebbed from the euphoric heights reached after listing last week, edging down slightly to trade around $41,...

    10. October 1, 2013

      BP had tools to end spill sooner, court told

      BP had equipment available that could have sealed its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico within a month of it blowing out in...

    11. September 29, 2013

      Former adversaries join forces to pin blame for spill on BP

      The Deepwater Horizon trial has created strange alliances. Earlier this year, lawyers for businesses, individuals and US...

    12. September 13, 2013

      Chevron to settle $17.5bn Brazilian oil spill suits

      Chevron is on track to resolve civil lawsuits totalling R$40bn ($17.5bn) brought against the US energy group and its...

    13. September 6, 2013

      BP disputes Deepwater Horizon spill estimates

      BP’s Macondo well leaked 2.45m barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, almost 2m...

    14. July 26, 2013

      Halliburton to plead guilty over Gulf spill

      Halliburton, the oilfield services company that supplied cement for the Macondo oil well that blew up in 2010 in the Gulf of...

    15. July 2, 2013

      Noble Corporation eyes switch to UK

      Noble Corporation, one of the world’s largest offshore drilling contractors, plans to relocate from Switzerland to the UK to...

    16. June 20, 2013

      SandRidge terminates chief’s employment

      SandRidge Energy, the US independent oil and gas company, has confirmed the departure of its founder, chairman and chief...

    17. May 17, 2013

      Transocean rejects Icahn’s dividend move

      Investors in offshore driller Transocean have decisively rejected an attempt by Carl Icahn to make the company pay a higher...

    18. May 13, 2013

      Hess in compromise move over board battle

      Hess, the US oil group, has offered to bring on to its board two directors nominated by hedge fund Elliott Management as the...

    19. May 1, 2013

      Transocean eyes dividend boosts to see off Icahn

      Transocean plans to pay a rising dividend in future years, its chief executive has said as the offshore drilling contractor...

    20. May 1, 2013

      Transocean keen to be in at the deep end

      When Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon rig caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, one of the consequences...

    21. April 25, 2013

      Issues at heart of Deepwater Horizon

      The US judge hearing the civil trial over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster has given BP and the other parties involved in...

    22. April 17, 2013

      BP responsible for critical Macondo test

      The first phase of the liability trial for damages and penalties over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster ended on...

    23. April 14, 2013

      On Monday: Rumblings in energy reflect investor shift

      US oil investors are revolting. In the past year, shareholder activism has hit half a dozen leading oil and gas companies,...

    24. April 14, 2013

      The case against BP

      As phase one of the trial comes to a close, the central elements in the case against BP have become clear. The decision for...

    25. April 14, 2013

      BP uses its day in court to deny misconduct claims

      Since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico three years ago, BP has been waiting for a chance to present...

    26. March 27, 2013

      Chevron cuts senior executives’ pay

      Chevron, the US oil group, is cutting the pay of its chief executive and other senior executives after high-profile safety...

    27. March 25, 2013

      Dell: bidding war

      Transcript of Silver Lake Partners investment committee meeting: [Inaudible] That was a close call! I thought we were...

    28. March 18, 2013

      Transocean: yes Icahn

      The oil driller Transocean is poised to initiate a dividend that makes Carl Icahn, its largest shareholder with a 6 per cent...

    29. March 18, 2013

      Transocean set for battle with Icahn

      Transocean, the offshore drilling contractor, on Monday will formally reject a plan from activist investor Carl Icahn for...

    30. March 8, 2013

      Icahn at 77 hits activist stride

      Recent events will leave few in doubt that Carl Icahn puts the active in “activist investor”. So far this year the...

    31. March 6, 2013

      Icahn muscles in on Dell deal

      Carl Icahn has taken a sizeable stake in Dell and is pushing the PC maker to abandon its $24.4bn buyout plan in favour of a...

    32. March 4, 2013

      Transocean poised to restart dividends

      Transocean, the offshore drilling rig operator, plans to pay its first dividend for more than a year, as it responds to...

    33. March 1, 2013

      Long fight ahead in BP oil spill trial

      The most eagerly awaited moment in the first week of the trial over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster was also the most...

    34. February 27, 2013

      Swiss set to vote on executive pay curbs

      The grounding of Swissair in 2001 dealt a severe blow to Swiss national pride. For Thomas Minder, it was also deeply...

    35. February 26, 2013

      Gulf rig safety was ‘team effort’, says BP

      Responsibility for safety on the Deepwater Horizon rig was shared between the companies involved in the project, a BP...

    36. February 26, 2013

      BP case told of ‘Swiss cheese’ theory

      At the heart of the dispute over whether or not BP acted with gross negligence and wilful misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater...

    37. February 25, 2013

      US seeks maximum fine in BP spill trial

      BP acted with “wilful misconduct” in the lead-up to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the US government has alleged at the...

    38. February 24, 2013

      BP stuck in holding pattern

      In January 2010, BP was riding high. Its market capitalisation had just overtaken rival Royal Dutch Shell’s, making it...

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