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Summary: Petroleum Geo-Services ASA Aug 05
Standard & Poors, August 2005
The ratings on Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) reflect participation in the highly competitive and deeply cyclical seismic sector of the oilfield services industry, and a highly leveraged financial profile. These weaknesses are partially tempered by the relatively stable cash flow characteristics of the company's floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) business, a strong market position in marine seismic operations, and management's more disciplined approach toward its multiclient business. Lysaker, Norway-based PGS has about $958 million in long-term debt as of June 30, 2005. PGS' fair business profile reflects participation in the volatile seismic subsector of the oilfield services industry. Seismic operations are characterized by volatile cash flow patterns through the cycle, as demand for services is strongly correlated to exploration...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Petroleum Geo-Services ASA,Baker Hughes Inc.,Veritas DGC Inc.,Compagnie Generale de Geophysique - Veritas,Schlumberger Ltd.
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Petroleum Geo-Services ASA,Baker Hughes Inc.,Veritas DGC Inc.,Compagnie Generale de Geophysique - Veritas,Schlumberger Ltd.