SapuraKencana forced to restructure amid weak oil price

Bit early to restructure, ain’t it, after being profitable since going public?

Dateline 2016-04-16, Nikkei:

Malaysia’s largest oil and gas company by market capitalization will undertake a restructuring exercise effective June 1, that may involve “redundancies.”

The region’s oil and gas industry, including rig builders is suffering from a serious supply glut as oil producers cut spending on exploration and production in the face of weak oil prices. The so-called “rightsizing” of the industry’s operations is likely to continue.

SapuraKencana Petroleum‘s revelation comes less than a month after the oilfield services company announced a net loss of 791 million ringgit ($202.4 million) for the fiscal year through January. The loss, its first since going public in May 2012, was largely attributed to having to set aside higher provisions for the asset impairment setbacks it is suffering due to the commodities swoon that began in the second half of 2014.

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