Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard commented, "In Venezuela, after meetings with PDVSA, the collections have improved to the point that we will recognize all revenue associated with our first-quarter operations. We further expect to finalize a new payment agreement with PDVSA and we anticipate ramping up activity to meet the current and future needs of PDVSA's development and production plans, thereby continuing our commitment to Venezuela."
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