Angola in debt talks with oil importers

Angola is in talks with some of its oil customers in a bid to restructure financing facilities, the Ministry of Finance has said, in order to “better reflect the current market environment and OPEC production quotas”.

Middle East

Shell, Iran reach deal on $2.3billion outstanding debt

Oil major Shell and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) have reached a final deal on how the Anglo-Dutch company must clear its debt of $2.3billion outstanding since 2011. The head of the NIOCs international affairs, Mohsen Qamsari, said the two sides had reached an agreement on a mechanism after several round of negotiations.


SBM Offshore taps private placement

SBM Offshore has completed $450million of non-recourse senior debt secured through a US Private Placement (USPP) for the Deep Panuke Production Field Centre (PFC). The company said the 3.5% fixed coupon bond is rated BBB -/ BBB (low) by Fitch and DBRS, and carries a seven year maturity. In a statement the company said offering was oversubscribed, with 14 institutional investors participating.