|2020-04-20 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
该公司首席执行长Olivier Le Peuch周五表示，斯伦贝谢正准备应对油田活动的急剧下滑，因为他预计支撑油田服务公司的全球石油公司支出今年将下降20%，其中北美资本预算将下降40%。
张春晓 摘译自 道琼斯
Schlumberger to Cut Jobs, Slashes Dividend 75%
Schlumberger Ltd., the world's largest oil-field services company, cut its shareholder dividend 75% and is restructuring businesses, cutting jobs and closing facilities to cope with a historic energy rout.
Chief Executive Olivier Le Peuch said Friday that Schlumberger is bracing for an acute downturn in oil-field activity as he expects spending by global oil companies, which sustains services firms, to fall 20% this year, with North American capital budgets falling 40%.
Schlumberger disclosed its plans while reporting a $7.4 billion net loss in first-quarter earnings. The company is taking an $8.5 billion pretax charge on asset impairments, almost all noncash. It said it planned to furlough workers and reduce head count in response to the challenging environment, but didn't disclose specifics.
Schlumberger's board approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share, compared with a quarterly dividend of 50 cents per share last year.