In part two of this series with NOV CEO Clay Williams, Jessica Morales discussed offshore recovery plus the hardships of surviving the downturn.
View Part One: From First Days To Current Technology Shakeups
When asked about preparing NOV for recovery offshore, Williams said, “Through the downturn, since most of the activity has been more directed for shale, we have invested more in that area but importantly, we haven’t sacrificed any of our capabilities in the offshore. If anything, we have actually continued to enhance those as well.”
Williams discussed the deepwater recovery timeline. “I was hoping you would tell me. We have been waiting for four years. But, I think importantly through those four years the owners of the resource basin of the deepwater, have been focused on reducing costs, becoming more efficient, they’ve made real progress. Importantly, it’s a very big resource base that has been discovered in the deepwater. I am very optimistic that we are going to see this. Lately, we are hearing more and more from our E&P customers that they are moving closer and closer to sanctioning large projects offshore,” said Williams.
Activist investor Elliott Management offered to buy oil and gas producer QEP Resources in an all-cash deal valued at $2.07 billion, saying that the company is "deeply undervalued."
Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser says his company is looking to acquire natural gas assets in the U.S. and is willing to spend "billions of dollars" there as it aims to become a global gas player.
Here’s a quicklist of oil and gas assets on the market including an operated and nonop position in the Delaware Basin and a package of core Stack, Merge and Scoop assets from Castell Oil.