Norwegian oil and gas leading firm Statoil declared on Friday it is initiating a new drilling rig perception for mature fields on the Norwegian continental shelf, in a move to raise the revival rate from its wells and decrease costs.
The novel rigs will reduce production costs by around 20 percent, reduce yard delivery costs by 10 percent, and surge oil recovery, the firm said, necessary at a time when production from its existing fields is declining by over 5 percent a year.
The partly state-owned firm stated that it is arranging an invite to tender for the new raise rigs, known as category J, capable to operate at water depths from 70-150 meters and drill wells downward to 10,000 meters.
Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO) stock at session was having volume of 0.54 million shares as compare to its average volume of 1.86 million shares. The stock after opening at $28.66 moved down -1.28% and was trading at $28.55.
As the revenue measures STO generated revenue of 120.27 billion in the following twelve months income of $14.14 billion. The Company showed a positive 11.70% in the net profit margin and in addition to in its operating margin which remained 31.60%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 5.15%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 4.33% which was maintained for the month at 14.49%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter was recorded as 17.99% and for the year was 13.37% while the YTD performance remained at 12.92%.
The STO past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.77 and price to cash ratio remained 8.50. As far as the returns are concern, the STO return on equity was recorded as 31.61% and increased 14.38% return on investment while its return on asset stayed at 11.11%.
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