JV with SeaDrill helps GIS maintain its bullish outlook Aug 19, 2019 0 271 12345 Satyendra Pathak Doha Gulf International Services (GIS), the largest listed service group in Qatar with interests in a broad cross-section of industries, has maintained its bullish outlook following the announcement of joint venture with SeaDrill, QNB Financial Services (QNBFS) said in its latest report. According to QNBFS, the positive newsflow on the drilling front and signs of stabilisation in the other segments should continue to help the stock going forward.GIS, which deals in industries ranging from insurance, re-insurance, fund management, onshore and offshore drilling, helicopter transportation, and facilities management, recently announced that its 100 percent-owned subsidiary GDI has formed a 50/50 JV with SeaDrill known as GulfDrill. GDI is not required to contribute any capital to the JV, it said. “The firm disclosed the value of the initial well-based contracts at QR2.39 billion. Moreover, the contracts include single individual well-based options that could potentially add another QR2.55 billion. We feel this news adds further validation to our bullish thesis on GIS. We maintain our outperform rating on the stock,” QNBFS said in the report. GulfDrill is formed to service the Qatar Petroleum North Field Expansion drilling programme and support the execution of the drilling contracts which have been awarded to GDI, it said adding the JV will subcontract GDI to mobilise and manage the rigs in line with the drilling contract requirements. While the JV will obtain rigs directly from SeaDrill, it said, any additional rigs which may be required will be sourced from an unrelated third-party shipyards. Total contract value is estimated at QR2.39 billion including the mobilisation income. “However, the contracts include single well-based options which could add up to an estimated 13.7 cumulative years of term and an additional contract value of QR2.55 billion,” the report said. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES White House says no recession in sight, pushes China trade talks Aug 19, 2019 0 330 Ferrari will expand its line-up of road cars, but not too much Aug 19, 2019 0 429 QSE sees biggest daily gain in almost 2 months Aug 19, 2019 0 470 Germany has fiscal muscle to counter next crisis: Scholz Berlin: Germany has the fiscal strength to counter any future economic crisis “with full force”, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Sunday, suggesting Berlin could make available up to 50 billion euros ($55 billion) .. Argentine economy minister resigns amid spiralling crisis Buenos Aires: Argentina’s Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne resigned Saturday after a week of economic tumult caused by President Mauricio Macri’s defeat in a primary poll ahead of a general election. Dujovne will be ..