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Petrobras Elects New CEO

Jun 28, 2022

The board of directors of Brazil's Petrobras elected Caio Paes de Andrade as its new chief executive on Monday, as a messy management transition at the state-run oil company inches toward conclusion.Andrade, a former economy ministry official, was also voted onto the company's board ahead of his election as CEO, the company said in a securities filing, a move required under Petrobras bylaws.Andrade…

Strohm to Deliver TCP Subsea Water Alternating Gas (WAG) Jumper for Exxon's Guyana Project

Jul 01, 2022

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil is set to install a subsea water alternating gas (WAG) jumper made from Strohm’s Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) on the Liza Phase 2 project offshore Guyana. This will be followed by a multi-jumper deployment campaign…

Petrobras Extends Reservoir Characterization Services Contract with CGG

Jun 30, 2022

French oil and gas seismic data firm CGG said Thursday it had secured a four-year contract extension for its dedicated reservoir services center for Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.'[CGG's] in-house team of reservoir characterization specialists…

Solstad Offshore Wins Charters for Two CSVs

Jun 30, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured charters for the construction support vessels Normand Cutter and Normand Sentinel.The Normand Cutter has been awarded a contract with an unnamed customer in South America. The firm…

Staatsolie to Offer 60% of Suriname's Offshore Blocks in Coming Year

Jun 30, 2022

Suriname's state oil firm Staatsolie is getting ready to offer 60% of the country's offshore blocks for auction over the next 12 months, starting with a deepwater round in the fourth quarter, a company executive said on Wednesday.The Guyana…

Apache, Shell Win Offshore Exploration Blocks in Uruguay

Jun 27, 2022

Uruguay's ANCAP has awarded three of the six available offshore blocks on its continental shelf to Shell and Apache, following bids received in the most recent ANCAP 2022 Open Bidding Round.Shell won the rights to the shallow-water block OFF-2 and deepwater Block OFF-7…

France Wants Iran, Venezuela Return to Oil Markets

Jun 27, 2022

France wants sanctions-hit Iran and Venezuela to return to the oil markets to alleviate a Russian squeeze of energy supplies that has spiked prices, a French presidency official said on Monday.It also wants a planned mechanism to cap the price…

BW Energy to Buy Saipem FPSO in Brazil for $73M

Jun 27, 2022

Oil and gas company BW Energy has agreed to buy Saipem's Cidade de Vitoria FPSO for $73 million in cash. The vessel is currently owned by Saipem and operated for Petrobras in the Golfinho field offshore Brazil.The sale and purchase of the FPSO…

Corio, FECON Plan to Build 500MW Offshore Wind Farm in Vietnam

Jun 24, 2022

Corio Generation,  a recently established offshore wind branch of Macquarie's Green Investment Group (GIG), has signed an agreement with Vietnamese construction and infrastructure group FECON for a proposed 500 MW offshore windfarm in Ba Ria…

Petrobras to Sell Deepwater Assets to BW Energy for Up to $75 Million

Jun 23, 2022

Brazilian oil company Petrobras' management approved on Thursday the sale of its entire stake in the Golfinho and Camarupim deepwater oil fields for up to $75 million to Norway's BW Energy Ltd.The sale is part of Petrobras' strategy to divest assets and focus on more profitable operations…

Petrobras Buys Its First Guyanese Crude Cargo

Jun 22, 2022

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras has bought its first cargo of Guyanese crude for refining domestically, the company told Reuters, as South America's newest producer expands its market reach.With the start of a second floating production facility in February…

DOF Subsea Adds $100M+ in Backlog with Petrobras Extension

Jun 22, 2022

Norwegian subsea services company DOF Subsea has secured an extension for its four contracts with Petrobras for subsea inspection works in Brazil.DOF said that the extension would call for at least three vessels operating for 18 months, to the…

APA-Total JV Finds Oil In Krabdagu Well Off Suriname

Jun 21, 2022

Houston-based APA Corporation on Tuesday announced its joint venture with France's TotalEnergies has made an oil discovery at the Krabdagu exploration well off the coast of Suriname.APA has a 50% working interest in Block 58 where the oil discovery was made…

Petrobras Chief Executive Resigns

Jun 20, 2022

The chief executive of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras resigned on Monday in the face of mounting pressure from politicians after the firm announced a fuel price hike last week, adding to inflation concerns in an election year.Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

PXGEO Wins More OBN Survey Work with Petrobras

Jun 15, 2022

Marine seismic survey company PXGEO has secured a contract with Brazil's Petrobras for a 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey in Brazil. The survey is to be acquired in water depths of up to 2200m and is scheduled to start in late 2022. The project is expected to take around four months to complete…

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