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Biden Admin Extends Chevron Venezuela Sanctions Waiver
Tuesday, June 01, 2021The action also applies to service companies Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, and Weatherford.

ADNOC Streamlines Oilfield Procurement Process
Wednesday, May 05, 2021ADNOC has launched a program standardizing procurement terms and conditions across its value chain. PHOTO SOURCE: ADNOC

Enteq Upstream Names New CEO
Wednesday, April 21, 2021Andrew Law, above, will succeed Enteq Upstream founder Martin Perry as CEO.

Weatherford Tech Yields 42% Uptime Gain in Indonesia Field
Monday, November 09, 2020The smart rod-lift system enabled an operator in Indonesia to optimize production by automatically adjusting lift parameters, Weatherford stated. PHOTO SOURCE: Weatherford

Weatherford Claims Record GOM Sidetrack
Friday, October 16, 2020Weatherford this week reported a pioneering ultra-deepwater exit in a heavy wall casing. PHOTO SOURCE: Weatherford International plc

Weatherford Unveils MPD Milestone
Friday, September 25, 2020The service company contends the collaboration is the first of its kind.

Weatherford Remotely Installs Sakhalin Liner Hanger
Tuesday, August 04, 2020Crew restrictions during the COVID-19 lockdown failed to stop the installation. PHOTO SOURCE: Weatherford International plc

Weatherford Wins $15MM Argentina Contract
Friday, July 24, 2020A major independent operator in Argentina has awarded Weatherford International a two-year contract.

Weatherford Signs 20-well Iraq Contract
Tuesday, July 14, 2020Weatherford International reported late Monday that it has signed an 18-month contract with Iraqi Drilling Co. (IDC).

Weatherford Secures Four-year Eni Contract
Friday, July 10, 2020Weatherford International has signed an exclusive four-year contract with Eni for downhole casing isolation valves.

Weatherford Names Interim CEO
Thursday, June 18, 2020Christian Garcia, Executive Vice President and CFO, has decided to leave the company.

Weatherford CEO Departs Ahead of Shareholder Meeting
Tuesday, June 09, 2020The board has launched a search to find a permanent President and CEO to replace Mark A. McCollum.

Weatherford Sees Improvements in 1Q Financial Results
Thursday, April 16, 2020However, in the current operating environment, the company's debt levels are still too high.

Weatherford Reports $821MM 3Q Loss
Thursday, October 31, 2019Struggling oilfield services company Weatherford International had a loss of $821 million in third quarter of 2019.

Oilfield Services Eyeing Survival Tactics in Weak US Market
Friday, October 11, 2019Contraction of oil and gas E&P means the return of lean times for oilfield services companies.

$80MM Equinor Deal Goes to Weatherford
Friday, August 30, 2019Weatherford has signed an $80 million frame agreement with Equinor.

Half of Venezuela's Oil Rigs May Shut Down If US Waivers Lapse
Friday, August 23, 2019A looming U.S. sanctions deadline is threatening to clobber Venezuela's dwindling oil-rig fleet and hamper energy production in the nation with the world's largest crude reserves.

Weatherford Sells Data Logging Business to Pay Debt
Monday, December 17, 2018This is one of a series of planned divestitures by the oilfield services company that was recently warned of delisting by the NYSE.

ADES Buys 11 Drilling Rigs from Weatherford
Monday, December 03, 2018In the second of a series of closings under one transaction, ADES acquires 11 drilling rigs from Weatherford International.

Weatherford Sells Laboratory Business for $205MM
Wednesday, October 24, 2018Weatherford is divesting its laboratory and geological analysis business to increase shareholder value.

Weatherford CEO's Rebound Plan Relies On Getting Smaller
Friday, September 14, 2018Mark McCollum thinks his push to simplify its sprawling supplier networks and corporate organization will help turn around the company to emerge from the oil price collapse.

Weatherford CEO Expects 2018 EBITDA To Nearly Double
Wednesday, September 05, 2018Weatherford International's full-year earnings before expenses will nearly double from last year, CEO Mark McCollum says.

Weatherford Posts Smaller-Than-Expected Loss On Higher Drilling
Friday, July 27, 2018Weatherford International reported a smaller-than-expected loss.

Weatherford Is Said to Plan Sale of Laboratories Business
Monday, June 11, 2018The Swiss oilfield services company Weatherford International Plc is considering a sale of its laboratory business, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

US Oil Service Firms Face Hit from Venezuela Debt Restructuring
Monday, November 06, 2017The companies' services are critical for Venezuela.

Weatherford Names Former Halliburton CFO Its New Chief
Tuesday, March 07, 2017As the newly appointed CEO of Weatherford International, former Halliburton finance boss Mark McCollum brings "instant credibility" to the embattled services company, analysts say.

Document: Algeria's Sonatrach Awards $180M in Oil Service Contracts
Sunday, May 08, 2016Algerian state energy company Sonatrach awards oilfield services firms Schlumberger and Weatherford contracts for cementing and pumping services, according to a Sonatrach document.

Aker Posts Lower Profits, Cuts Workforce Salary
Friday, February 12, 2016Aker Solutions becomes the latest oil and gas services company to announce a fresh round of cuts amid the lower oil price.

Oilfield Services Provider Weatherford to Cut 6,000 Jobs
Wednesday, February 03, 2016Weatherford says it will cut about 6,000 jobs during first half of 2016 in response to steep drop in oil prices.

Journey to C-Suite: Weatherford's EVP Shares Lessons Learned Along the Way
Thursday, November 05, 2015Weatherford EVP Christina Ibrahim talks diversity, industry challenges and opportunities during the downturn with Rigzone.

Weatherford Plans 3,000 Additional Job Cuts
Thursday, October 22, 2015Weatherford plans to cut 3,000 additional jobs by the end of the year.

Weatherford Drops $1B Fundraising Plan
Tuesday, September 22, 2015Unable to obtain prices that reflect company value, Weatherford rescinds billion-dollar offering.

Weatherford Raises Layoffs Target to 11,000
Thursday, July 23, 2015Weatherford increases its worker layoff target to 11,000 as weakness in the North American oilfield service market activity continues.

Swire Oilfield Services Secures 5 Year Contract with Weatherford in Brazil
Monday, June 29, 2015Swire Oilfied Services secures a five year contract with Weatherford in Brazil.

Oil Services Company Weatherford Raises Job Cuts Target to 10,000
Thursday, April 23, 2015Oil services company Weatherford increases the total number of employees it is looking to lay off in 2015 to 10,000 as it copes with the fall in oil prices.

Weatherford To Cut 5,000 Jobs As It Fights Oil Slump
Thursday, February 05, 2015Weatherford plans to cut 5,000 jobs, or about 9% of its workforce, by the end of the first quarter as the oil services company tries to save costs amid sinking oil prices and budget cuts.

Weatherford Eliminates COO Role amid Oil Slump
Wednesday, January 28, 2015Oil services firm Weatherford International says it will eliminate the position of chief operating officer as it copes with the 60-percent slide in global crude oil prices.

Well Abandonment: Q&A with Weatherford International
Friday, November 28, 2014Rigzone talks to Delaney Olstad, a business development manager for Weatherford, about how the oil and gas industry can best tackle the activity of well abandonment.

Weatherford Appoints 2H Offshore to Develop MPD System Riser Equipment
Tuesday, October 07, 20142H Offshore has been appointed by Weatherford Secure Drilling services to manage the design and delivery of the riser equipment for its Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) system.

Baker Hughes Finalizes Deal for Weatherford Business
Tuesday, September 02, 2014Baker Hughes and Weatherford close the previously announced purchase and sale of Weatherford's pipeline and specialty services business.

Rosneft Closes Weatherford Rigs Deal
Friday, August 01, 2014Rosneft closes a deal to acquire land drilling and work-over assets from Weatherford.

Russia's Rosneft Agrees to Buy Weatherford's Russian, Venezuelan Assets
Sunday, July 13, 2014Rosneft agrees to buy the Russian and Venezuelan drilling and well-servicing assets of Weatherford International.

China's Sinopec, Weatherford In Oil Services JV As Shale In Focus
Wednesday, May 21, 2014Sinopec and Weatherford are set to form a joint venture oilfield services firm, a move that could help Sinopec lead in tapping into the nation's potentially vast shale resources.

Weatherford Says Cutting Back Venezuela Operations
Monday, March 24, 2014Weatherford says it is reducing operations in Venezuela and expects its Russian business to grow this year.

Weatherford Sells Pipeline, Specialty Services Business to Baker Hughes
Monday, March 24, 2014Weatherford and Baker Hughes sign an agreement for the sale of Weatherford's pipeline and specialty services business to a subsidiary of Baker Hughes for $250 million.

Oilfield Services Provider Weatherford To Cut 7,000 Jobs
Thursday, January 30, 2014Weatherford says it would cut 7,000 jobs and warns that its 4Q profit would miss its forecast, hurt by severe winter in North America and operational disruptions in the Middle East.

US Fines Weatherford $253M Over Iran Work, Junkets
Tuesday, November 26, 2013Weatherford will pay fines to the US government to settle charges that ranged from flouting sanctions against Iran and Syria to sending business partners on World Cup soccer junkets, officials say.

Weatherford To Cut Debt By Up To $5 Billion In Two Years
Tuesday, November 05, 2013Weatherford will cut its debt by up to $5 billion in the next two years as it boosts cash flow and divests assets, the company's CEO says.

Iraq Awards $348M of Drilling Deals for Maysan Oilfields
Tuesday, September 03, 2013Iraq has awarded $347.8 million worth of drilling contracts for the Maysan oilfields in the south of the country, a government statement says.

Weatherford, China's Sinopec Close to Oil Service Tie-Up; Shale in Focus
Friday, August 02, 2013Sinopec Corporation and Weatherford International are in advanced talks about forming a joint oilfield service company to help unlock China's vast shale resources.