Brazil News


Petrobras Must Rename Offshore Field Named After Ex-President

Jun 04, 2020

Brazilian federal court has ordered state-run oil company Petrobras SA to rename one of its biggest offshore oil fields currently named 'Lula', the special secretary of privatization at the Economy Ministry, Salim Mattar, said late on Wednesday…

Sonardyne USBLs Installed on Brazilian Geoscience Vessels

Jun 02, 2020

Brazilian geoscience services company OceanPact Geociências has chosen deep water positioning technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda. to support its geophysical, geotechnical and environmental research operations across the region.Ranger 2 Ultra…

Petrobras to Issue Global Bonds

May 27, 2020

Brazil's state-controlled oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA has hired banks to coordinate a global bond issue of an unspecified amount, according to a securities filing on Wednesday.Banks BNP Paribas, Itau BBA, JPMorgan & Chase, Scotia Capital and SMBC Nikko will manage the offering…

Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 at Tubarao Martelo Field in Brazil

May 26, 2020

About 50 workers were infected by the novel coronavirus during an outbreak in recent weeks at a production well owned by Brazilian oil firm Dommo Energia SA, two regulatory sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.The production well…

AET Takes Delivery of Petrobras-bound Shuttle Tanker

May 26, 2020

Tanker operator AET has taken delivery of Eagle Petrolina shuttle tanker which will be used to offload oil from Petrobras' offshore oil platforms in Brazil.The Eagle Petrolina, built by South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries, is the first of…

Shell Begins Drilling Saturn Block Offshore Brazil

May 21, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell has begun drilling the Saturn block in the Santos pre-salt basin, the company's Brazil chief said on Thursday, adding that Brazil faces hurdles to remain attractive in a low-price environment.Brazil's No. 2 oil producer after state-run Petroleo Brasileiro…

ABS Launches Guidance and Notations for FPSOs in Brazil

May 21, 2020

Offshore classification company ABG has launch what it says is industry’s most comprehensive support package for offshore operators in Brazil’s complex regulatory environment, with a detailed technical advisory and two new notations.The ABS…

Petrobras Delays Garoupa Offshore Oilfield Cluster Sale

May 12, 2020

Petrobras has delayed the submission of binding offers for an oilfield cluster known as Polo Garoupa for the fourth time, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, as investor appetite in Brazil's offshore oil sector rapidly dries up…

Petrobras Makes Two Pre-Salt Oil Discoveries

May 12, 2020

Brazilian oil firm Petrobras has said it has made oil discoveries in the pre-salt areas of the Santos and Campos Basins offshore Brazil.Petrobras said Monday it had discovered oil of excellent quality in the southeast area of the Búzios field in the Santos Basin pre-salt…

Petrobras' Cash Burn could Reach $1B a Month

May 11, 2020

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras said on Friday that its cash burn could reach $1 billion a month in periods of extreme stress and volatility, noting the current level of uncertainty in being able to accurately predict spending.The state-owned firm…

Solstad Offshore Secures Work for Two CSVs

May 11, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has said it has won contracts for two of its vessels.First, the company's Brazilian flagged construction support vessel Far Saga has been awarded a contract with Petrobras in Brazil.The contract is for a period of 3 years firm…

Petrobras Looking to Sell Manati Field Stake

May 04, 2020

Brazilian oil firm Petrobras is looking for a buyer for its entire stake in the Manati field, in the Camamu Basin, in the State of Bahia.The company on Monday started the opportunity disclosure stage for the stake sale in the shallow water field…

Petrobras' Oil Exports Hit New Record

May 04, 2020

Brazilian state-owned oil giant Petrobras said on Monday it exported a record 1 million barrels of oil a day in April, beating the previous record of 771,000 barrels a day in December last year.In a securities filing, Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

Coronavirus Hits 7 Petrobras Offshore Platforms in Campos basin

Apr 30, 2020

Seven platforms operated by Brazilian oil company Petrobras in the Campos basin have confirmed cases of the coronavirus among its staff, the FUP oil workers union said on Wednesday.The FUP will ask oil industry regulator ANP and health authorities to halt work on the platforms with the most cases…

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