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  • Halliburton to buy Baker Hughes for $35 billion

    After much speculation, oilfield services companies Baker Hughes and Halliburton confirmed that the two have agreed to a merger. Here, the updates.  


    Donadio elected to Marathon board

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    From left: David Sheret, GM Global Business Development (Bibby Offshore); Dr. Ian Duncan MEP; John Kelman, Base Manager (Bibby Offshore)

    Bibby Offshore hosts MEP for Scotland, Dr. Ian Duncan

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