Shale producer Pioneer Natural Resources Co. said on Nov. 20 it would reinstate full salaries of its CEO and other executives in 2021, after cutting them earlier this year as the COVID-19 pandemic crushed oil prices.
Pioneer had cut CEO Scott Sheffield’s annual base salary by 20% in May, a month after U.S. oil prices fell below $0 per barrel for the first time ever due to a slump in demand caused by the health crisis and a supply glut.
Oil prices have since recovered and were trading around $42 per barrel on Nov. 20, though recent restrictions have cast a shadow on demand recovery.
Rival Parsley Energy, which Pioneer agreed to buy in October, slashed executive pay by 50% in March.
Pioneer said in May it expects to save $100 million annually through job cuts and a new organizational structure.
Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC) said on Dec. 2 its Chairman Mustafa Sanallah and Schlumberger Ltd. CEO Olivier Le Peuch agreed on technology transfer talks to help restart the country’s oil wells and improve output.
Saudi Aramco is deploying sustainable measures to develop the full potential of the massive gas reserves of the Jafurah field in eastern Saudi Arabia.
With a focus on capital management in the oil and gas industry, producers and service providers will have to work together to create workflow efficiency.