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BW Offshore Ltd (BWO.OL)

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BW Offshore ‍shareholder sold 8.3 million shares at NOK 35
Tuesday, 9 Jan 2018 02:11am EST 

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Bw Offshore Ltd ::‍SALE OF 8,300,000 SHARES BY ONE OF SHAREHOLDERS​, REPRESENTING 4.5% OF SHARES IN BW OFFSHORE LTD, WAS COMPLETED AT A PRICE OF NOK 35 PER SHARE.BW OFFSHORE'S SHARES CLOSED AT NOK 37.8 ON TUESDAY.‍NORDEA MARKETS NORWAY ACTED AS SOLE BOOKRUNNER IN SALE BY SHAREHOLDER​.  Full Article

BW Offshore sees potential long-term spin-off of oil and gas
Monday, 8 Jan 2018 06:00am EST 

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Bw Offshore Ltd ::‍NEW PRELIMINARY RESERVE ESTIMATES FOR TORTUE FROM INDEPENDENT RESERVES AUDITORS NETHERLAND, SEWELL & ASSOCIATES INC. (NSAI) FROM DECEMBER 2017​.‍NSAI HAS CALCULATED FOLLOWING ESTIMATES OF TOTAL GROSS ECONOMICALLY RECOVERABLE OIL RESERVES, DERIVED FROM ASSUMED PRODUCTION FROM FOUR OIL WELLS IN TORTUE FIELD​.‍PROVED (1P) RESERVES OF 15.9 MILLION BBLS​.‍PROVED + PROBABLE (2P) RESERVES OF 23.5 MILLION BBLS​.‍PROVED + PROBABLE + POSSIBLE (3P) RESERVES OF 31.4 MILLION BBLS​.‍NSAI RESERVES REVIEW DOES NOT INCLUDE OTHER 3 DISCOVERED FIELDS IN LICENSE, KNOWN AS RUCHE, MOUBENGA AND WALT WHITMAN​.‍INDEPENDENT RESERVES REVIEW DOES NOT ADDRESS PROSPECTIVE RESOURCES WITHIN EEA​.POTENTIAL SEPARATE LISTING OF OIL AND GAS SEGMENT ON LONG TERM‍​.  Full Article

BW Offshore ‍says oil production started at Premier's Catcher field
Saturday, 23 Dec 2017 12:00pm EST 

Dec 23 (Reuters) - Bw Offshore Ltd ::‍FIRST OIL FROM CATCHER FPSO WAS SAFELY ACHIEVED ON 23 DECEMBER​.‍CATCHER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IS NEARING COMPLETION ON TIME AND WELL WITHIN BUDGET​.‍BW CATCHER IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY BW OFFSHORE AND WILL COMMENCE A SEVEN-YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT, WITH EXTENSION OPTIONS OF UP TO 18 YEARS​.‍CATCHER FIELD PARTNERSHIP IS MADE UP OF PREMIER OIL (50%), CAIRN ENERGY (20%), MOL GROUP (20%) AND DYAS (10%)​.‍UNIT HAS AN OIL STORAGE CAPACITY OF 650,000 BARRELS AND A PROCESSING CAPACITY OF UP TO 60,000 BARRELS PER DAY. FPSO HAS A DESIGN LIFE OF 20 YEARS OF UNINTERRUPTED OPERATIONS​.  Full Article

Bw Offshore q3 EBITDA above forecast
Friday, 24 Nov 2017 01:30am EST 

Nov 24 (Reuters) - FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) firm Bw Offshore Ltd ::Bw offshore ltd q3 ebitda $‍82.1​ million (Reuters poll $72 million) vs $118.6 mln in q2 2017.Says ‍decrease in ebitda was mainly as a result of a significant reversal of loss provisions as overdues were paid by addax during q2 2017​.Bw offshore ltd q3 net result $3.9 ‍​ million (Reuters poll $-2.0 million) vs $5.2 mln in q2 2017.Bw offshore ltd q3 ebit $26.9‍​ million (Reuters poll $15.3 million) vs $33.4 mln in q2 2017.‍Dussafu development is on target and budget for first oil in 2h 2018​.Bw offshore ltd: experiences increased market activity for new-built fpsos, but due to the persisting situation of oversupply it believes a commercially disciplined approach for new investments is warranted. Consequently, bwo expects a low number of awards in the medium-term‍​.Bw offshore ltd: the demand for re-deployments has increased.Bw offshore ltd: the fleet should continue to generate a significant cash flow in the time ahead.Bw offshore ltd: the expected start-up of production from fpso catcher towards the end of 2017 will be a significant contributor to the cash flow of the company in 2018 and the years to come.BW Offshore currently operates 11 units.The owned fleet includes 15 FPSOs and one FSO.Average commercial uptime during the third quarter was 98.4 pct (99.98 pct) due to downtime on Sendje Berge in September.  Full Article

BW Offshore deal with ICBC for Catcher FPSO preference shares
Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 03:38am EST 

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Bw Offshore Ltd :BW Offshore Limited (BWO) has today closed an agreement with a nominee of the Financial leasing firm, ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. (ICBCL), whereby such nominee becomes an equity partner in BW Catcher Limited, which owns the BW Catcher FPSO currently under a lease contract with Premier Oiled.The equity investment in the BW Catcher FPSO is the first transaction under the cooperation agreement signed between BWO and ICBCL in April this year.BW Catcher Limited has issued preference shares with a preferential dividend right to ICBCL, for an aggregate subscription price of USD 275,000,000.Company plans to redeem the preference shares in full over an estimated term of 12 years. The aggregate redemption and dividend payments on the preference shares are estimated to reflect approximately 25-30% of the estimated free cash flow after debt servicing in the Catcher contract over a similar term.The net proceeds from the issue of the preference shares will be used for general corporate purposes."very pleased to secure this equity participation for the BW Catcher FPSO in cooperation with our strategic partner, ICBCL, and in line with our stated ambition to seek new ways of enabling further growth for the company"​.  Full Article

BW Offshore wins 4-year contract extension offshore Nigeria
Monday, 23 Oct 2017 01:31am EDT 

Oct 23 (Reuters) - Bw Offshore Ltd :Sendje Berge contract extension.Sendje Berge Limited, a subsidiary of BW Offshore Limited, has now agreed terms of a contract extension for the FPSO Sendje Berge with Addax Petroleum Exploration (Nigeria) Ltd on the Okwori field offshore Nigeria which have been duly submitted to relevant Nigerian Authorities for their review and approval.‍contract extension will be for a four-year fixed term with two additional one-year extension options, commencing 6 november 2017​.‍revised and agreed commercial terms include a new day rate partially linked to oil production volumes and oil price​.‍termination notice announced on 5 may 2017 has been withdrawn and arbitration has been settled as part of agreed terms​.  Full Article

BW Offshore Q2 EBITDA at $118.6 million
Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017 01:30am EDT 

Aug 29 (Reuters) - BW OFFSHORE LTD ::BW OFFSHORE LTD Q2 EBITDA $118.6 MILLION (REUTERS POLL $123 MILLION).INCREASE IN EBITDA WAS MAINLY AS A RESULT OF REVERSAL OF LOSS PROVISIONS RELATED TO OVERDUES BEING PAID FROM ADDAX DURING Q2.BW OFFSHORE LTD Q2 EBITDA EXCLUDING NON-RECURRING ITEMS $73.1 MILLION (REUTERS POLL $75.1 MILLION).  Full Article

BW Offshore Q1 misses forecast as one-offs weigh
Monday, 29 May 2017 01:30am EDT 

May 29 (Reuters) - Bw Offshore Ltd :Q1 ebitda $62 million (Reuters poll $79 million).Decrease in ebitda was mainly a result of insurance settlement for fpso cidade de são mateus recorded in q4 2016 and an adjustment to loss provisions recorded in q1.Underlying ebitda excluding one-off loss provision was usd 75.7 million.Catcher project progressing on schedule for first oil in q4 2017.Q1 net result $-15 million (Reuters poll $4 million).Q1 ebit $4.7 million (Reuters poll $22 million).While the company is experiencing increased market activity, it still expects a low number of awards in the medium-term.a more positive view on long-term activity levels is maintained, as offshore developments will remain an important part of the oil and gas supply to meet future energy demand.the majority of bw offshore’s fleet remains on long-term contracts with national and independent oil companies, and the fleet should continue to generate a significant cash flow in the time ahead.the company believes the climate for new investments is improving, and that the timing for new investments is attractive.  Full Article

BRIEF-BW Offshore Q1 misses forecast as one-offs weigh
Monday, 29 May 2017 01:30am EDT 

Repeats with no changes to text:Q1 ebitda $62 million (Reuters poll $79 million).Decrease in ebitda was mainly a result of insurance settlement for fpso cidade de são mateus recorded in q4 2016 and an adjustment to loss provisions recorded in q1.Underlying ebitda excluding one-off loss provision was usd 75.7 million.Catcher project progressing on schedule for first oil in q4 2017.Q1 net result $-15 million (Reuters poll $4 million).Q1 ebit $4.7 million (Reuters poll $22 million).While the company is experiencing increased market activity, it still expects a low number of awards in the medium-term.a more positive view on long-term activity levels is maintained, as offshore developments will remain an important part of the oil and gas supply to meet future energy demand.the majority of bw offshore’s fleet remains on long-term contracts with national and independent oil companies, and the fleet should continue to generate a significant cash flow in the time ahead.the company believes the climate for new investments is improving, and that the timing for new investments is attractive.  Full Article

Shipper BW Offshore completes acquisition of Harvest Dussafu
Monday, 10 Apr 2017 01:30am EDT 

Bw Offshore Ltd : BW Energy Gabon Pte. Ltd, a subsidiary of BW Offshore, has completed the acquisition of 100 percent interest in Harvest Dussafu B.V. from Harvest Energia B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvest Natural Resources . Closing is in line with the terms and conditions previouslycommunicated in the stock exchange release made on Dec, 22 2016 . Following the abovementioned closing, BWEG holds a 66.66% working interest in the Dussafu production sharing contract, while Panoro Energy ASA holds the remaining 33.33% .BW Offshore and Panoro Energy ASA are working towards closing of the acquisition of a further 25% working interest in the Dussafu licence.  Full Article