Cuttings


CUTTINGS

Topping up the kitty

Oil services in the US spent much of 2016 in the toilet on account of the poor oil price, but one part of the drilling sector managed to claw back some of its losses through cat litter sales.


CUTTINGS

Jane not Fonda the oil sands

The oil sands may be among one of the chief economic engines of Canada’s economy but according to Hollywood legend Jane Fonda looking at them made her feel like her skin was being peeled off.


CUTTINGS

Tanks, but no tanks

The legal floodgates have opened on a former executive of an oilfield tank rental company after one Poseidon adventure that, in the end, couldn’t hold any water.


Obiang trial opens in France

Teodorin Obiang Nguema, vice president of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, got something of a reprieve this week after his French court case over alleged corruption was put on hold for six months.


Locking horns in Alberta

Canadian oilfield services company CEDA and its mechanics are butting heads in a labour dispute that could yet leave 15 people standing out in the cold during the holiday season.