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Equinor Hires Baker Hughes, Halliburton, and Schlumberger for Drilling Work at Bacalhau Field Off Brazil

Nov 10, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Equinor has awarded the three largest oilfield services firms, Baker Hughes, Halliburton, and Schlumberger, contracts for drilling and well services on its Bacalhau field in Brazil.The total value of the three contracts is estimated at $455 million…

Petrobras Taps Seabed Geosolutions for 4D OBN Survey in Brazil

Nov 10, 2020

Ocean bottom seismic company Seabed Geosolutions said Monday it had secured a contract for a baseline 4D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey as well as a future 4D monitor OBN survey in Brazil for Petrobras, both covering the Sapinhoa Shared Reservoir in the Santos Basin…

Golar Unit Names New Boss as Former CEO Steps Down Amid Bribery Probe in Brazil

Oct 12, 2020

Golar LNG said on Monday Hygo Energy Transition Ltd, a joint venture between Golar and U.S. private equity firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, has appointed Paul Hanrahan as chief executive officer after Eduardo Antonello stepped down, following a corruption investigation in Brazil…

Petrobras Awards Long-Term Mero Deal to DOF's Skandi Salvador Vessel

Oct 12, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF has won a contract with the Petrobras-led Libra consortium to provide a multi-purpose support vessel for work at the Mero offshore oil field in Brazil.The Libra Consortium is led by Petrobras - with a 40% interest - in partnership with Shell Brasil (20%)…

Wilson Sons Names New CEO of Operations in Brazil

Sep 17, 2020

Brazilian maritime logistics and port operator Wilson Sons has accepted the resignation of Cezar Baião from the position of CEO of Operations in Brazil, effective from March 5, 2021. The company has this week said that its board has accepted…

Siem Offshore PSV Duo Wins Long-term Charters with Total in Brazil

Sep 11, 2020

French oil company Total has awarded two-year contracts to Norway's Siem Offshore for the Siem Atlas and Siem Giant platform supply vessels.Siem Offshore said on Friday that, apart from the two firm two-year deals for the PSV Duo, Total's Brazilian…

Solstad Offshore's Vessels Score Extensions with Total and Equinor

Aug 07, 2020

Norwegian offshore supply vessel owner Solstad offshore has secured several contract extensions with oil companies Total and Equinor in Brazil.France's Total has extended the contracts for the platform supply vessel Normand Swift and the AHTS vessel Far Sagaris until December 2020…

Brazil's Offshore Oil Workers Chilled by Coronavirus Outbreaks

Jul 13, 2020

On Friday, May 1, two workers on the PXA-1 offshore platform owned by Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras checked into the facility's infirmary complaining of headaches and fever-like symptoms.Another Petrobras employee fell visibly ill the following day…

Norway-linked Firms Might Bid for Petrobras' Golfinho Field Offshore Brazil

Jul 10, 2020

Norway's BW Offshore Ltd and DBO Energy are among the firms mulling a bid for Petrobras' Golfinho oilfield cluster, two sources said, as Brazil's state-run oil company seeks to re-spark its asset sale program in the wake of this year's crude price crash…

Brazil's Oil Industry Sees COVID-19 Impact Until the End of 2021

Jun 30, 2020

Brazil's oil industry expects a recovery in domestic demand in the next months driven by growing China imports, but the negative effects of COVID-19 are expected to last through the end of 2021, lobbying group IBP said in a note on Tuesday.Consumption could drop by more than 10%…

Long-term Charters for Solstad Offshore Anchor Handlers in Brazil

Jun 16, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured long-term charters for two of its anchor handling tug and supply vessels in Brazil.Solstad said Tuesday that Petrobras had chartered its AHTS vessels Far Sagaris and Far Statesman for a period of three years…

PGS Wraps Brazil Seismic Shoot. Breaks Spread Record

Jun 16, 2020

Norwegian seismic acquisition company PGS has said that its Ramform Titan has completed a seismic survey project in Brazil, breaking a streamer spread record in the process.The company said Tuesday that it had completed the survey on the first…

TGS Completes 3D Seismic Survey in Santos Basin, Brazil

Jun 09, 2020

Norwegian offshore seismic data firm TGS has completed an additional phase of the Santos Basin 3D Multi-Client seismic survey in Brazil. 'The survey is located south of the high-profile discoveries in the Santos Basin and the recent sought-after blocks offered in Rounds 15 and16…

Four-month Extension for BW Offshore FPSO in Brazil

Jun 08, 2020

BW Offshore has received a notice from Petrobras extending the lease and operation agreement of BW Cidade de São Vicente with 120 days. With the extension, the contract is now set to expire on October 9, 2020.BW Offshore has started planning…

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…

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