Equinor决定停止美国页岩区块钻探作业

原标题:Equinor决定停止美国页岩区块钻探作业

    中国石化新闻网讯 据油价网2020年8月27日奥斯陆报道,挪威能源巨头Equinor发言人27日在奥斯陆表示,为了适应油价持续较低的环境,Equinor今年将不再在美国页岩区块内实施钻井作业。

    今年3月,为了应对油价暴跌,Equinor大幅削减了数十亿美元的支出,停止了在其拥有探区的巴肯和马塞勒斯页岩远景区的钻探作业。现在,Equinor也将削减美国页岩区块的工作岗位,但Equinor迄今还没有详细说明具体裁员数量。

    不过,有一线希望的是,Equinor没有资产出售的计划,这意味着Equinor可能仍有在美国进行页岩油气业务的长期计划。

    发言人说:“我们的探区投资组合没有任何改变。我们现在采取的行动是为了确保我们的业务在较低价格的情况下能够盈利。”

    Equinor即将离任的首席执行官埃尔达尔说:““Equinor的财务状况良好,可以应对市场波动和不确定性。在新冠病毒疫情蔓延和大宗商品价格走低的情况下,我们仍将坚持我们的战略,现在我们正在采取行动,进一步加强我们在这种情况下的应变能力。”

    与此同时,与欧洲其他石油巨头一样,Equinor也在寻求从石油公司向更广泛的能源公司转型的战略。

    李峻 编译自 油价网

    原文如下:

    Oil Major Equinor Stops Drilling In U.S. Shale Patch

    Norway's Equinor will not drill any more wells in the U.S. shale patch this year as it adjusts to a lower-for-longer oil price environment, a spokesperson for the company said as quoted by Hart Energy.

    The company stopped drilling in the Bakken and the Marcellus shale plays where it has acreage in March this year as it slashed billions in spending in response to the oil price collapse. Now, Equinor will also be cutting jobs in the shale patch, although it has yet to specify how many.

    On the silver lining side, however, the company has no asset sale plans, which means it could still have long-term plans for its shale oil and gas operations in the United States.

    "There is no change in our acreage portfolio. The action that we are taking now is to ensure that our business is profitable in a lower price scenario," the spokesperson said.

    "Equinor is in a strong financial position to handle market volatility and uncertainty," outgoing CEO Eldar S?tre said in March. "Our strategy remains firm, and we are now taking actions to further strengthen our resilience in this situation with the spread of the corona virus and low commodity prices."

    Meanwhile, like the rest of the European majors, Equinor is pursuing its transition strategy from an oil company to a broader energy company.