|2020-03-24 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
王佳晶 摘译自 路透社
Seismic firm Polarcus' project cancellations highlight oil price slump
Polarcus Ltd (PLCS.OL), which operates ships that search for offshore oil and gas, announced two project cancellations that will reduce its fleet utilization next quarter, highlighting the effects of the oil price slump on the energy services sector.
Polarcus’ ships are used to collect seismic data from below the seabed that energy exploration companies examine to locate oil and gas deposits.
A survey project in the Asia-Pacific region and one in West Africa has been cancelled, the company said. This follows the crash in oil prices and energy stocks earlier this month that caused energy producers to slash expenses, limiting revenues at companies like Polarcus.
Earlier this month, Polarcus said a project to acquire seismic data in the Asia Pacific region which was to start in second quarter this year had been terminated.
The company’s fleet had been 100% booked into late second-quarter this year and 65% booked for full year 2020, according to the company’s full-year earnings reported on Feb. 27.