Cnooc Net Rises to Record on China Demand, Oil Prices

Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Cnooc Ltd., China's biggest offshore oil producer, said first-half profit rose 38 percent to a record because of soaring energy prices and demand in the world's fastest-growing major economy. Net income increased to 16.3 billion yuan ($2.04 billion), or 0.39 yuan a share, from 11.8 billion yuan, or 0.29 yuan, a year earlier, the company said in a statement today. Profit beat the 15.6 billion yuan median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey of seven analysts. Rising earnings have given Chairman Fu Chengyu cash to seek oil and gas reserves in Asia and Africa, where Beijing-based Cnooc spent $2.7 billion buying Nigerian fields this year. China's third-largest oil company increased profit at a faster pace than bigger rivals PetroChina Co. and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., which lost money at their refineries.

Total oil and gas production rose 7.4 percent to the equivalent of 81.7 million barrels of oil. Output from fields off China rose 7.2 percent to the equivalent of 74.4 million barrels of oil. The company made six new oil and gas discoveries in the first half of this year and started production at four oil and gas projects, Cnooc said in the statement. Cnooc increased earnings even as a shortage of equipment delayed repairs at a South China Sea field that accounts for about 5 percent of its output.

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore

Feds Delay LNG’s Port Ambrose Application

The US Coast Guard and the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) have temporarily suspended their review of the proposed Port Ambrose deep-water LNG import terminal.

Nations Convene for Arctic Maritime Discussion

Citing an increasing need to ensure safety, security and stewardship of Arctic waters, member countries of the Arctic Council gathered at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters

Advanced Drillships a Burden for Owners as Business Slows

Not so long ago, advanced drillships costing more than half a billion dollars each and capable of operating in ever-deeper waters practically guaranteed big profits for oil-rig operators.

Finance

Puerto Rico Readies for Largest Cruise Ships

Thanks to a pier expansion and enhancement, Puerto Rico will welcome the two largest cruise ships in the world, Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, in 2016.

Carnival Sails to Profit

The world's largest cruise company Miami-based Carnival Corp reported a net profit of $49 million, or 6 cents per share in the first quarter ended Feb. 28.   That

Viking Bags Charter Deal for AHTS Brage Viking

Viking Supply Ships has entered into a contract with an Oil major for the charter of “Brage Viking” commencing 1stof April 2015. The duration is for 2 years and 8 months firm,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1400 sec (7 req/sec)