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Oil Firms Ask Brazil's Regulator to Mothball 29 Fields

Apr 20, 2020

Brazil's oil industry has requested 29 oilfields be mothballed so far, including 16 offshore and 13 onshore, with a total production of 65,000 barrels per day, as the sector struggles with lower demand amid the coronavirus outbreak, local regulator ANP said…

Oil Price Collapse Could Slash Offshore Drilling Budgets in Brazil by 20%

Mar 18, 2020

The recent collapse in oil prices could chop $300 million to $600 million off 2020 exploration budgets in Brazil, which has emerged as one of the world's hottest offshore oil plays, specialists at consultancy Wood Mackenzie told Reuters.Before…

Ex-SembMarine Brazil Director Charged with Bribery, Money Laundering

Feb 03, 2020

Offshore rig builder Sembcorp Marine has said that its Brazil subsidiary Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz's former director has been charged for corruption and money laundering. A former Sembcorp Marine consultant has also been charged.SembcorpMarine…

Subsea Integration Alliance in Bacalhau Field SURF Award

Jan 30, 2020

Subsea Integration Alliance, a JV between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea, has been awarded an exclusive contract by Equinor for the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for the SURF (Subsea, Umbilical, Risers and Flowlines) on its Bacalhau (formerly Carcará) project…

Equinor taps Modec for Brazil's Largest FPSO

Jan 30, 2020

Japan's Modec has won an order from Equinor to supply an FPSO for the Norwegian firm's Bacalhau (formerly Carcará) field offshore Brazil. According to Equinor and Modec, this will be the largest FPSO in Brazil.'This contract is based on a two-step award…

In a first, Brazil Oil Output Surpassed 1 Billion Barrels in 2019

Jan 23, 2020

Brazil produced 1.018 billion barrels of oil in 2019, marking the first time the South American nation passed the billion-barrel mark for annual production, the national oil regulator said on Wednesday. In a statement, the regulator, known as the ANP…

Modec Eyes Major Brazil Contracts

Jan 14, 2020

Japanese floating equipment maker Modec Inc is looking to win one or two major platform contracts per year in Brazil as it aims to grow in the country's offshore oil boom, a senior executive told Reuters.A string of contracts in recent years has made Brazil a key market for the firm…

Archer Bags Equinor Brazil Gig

Dec 09, 2019

Archer, a global oil services company, announced that Equinor Brasil Oleo e Gas Ltd has confirmed a new four-year contract for the provision of platform drilling management services on the Peregrino field development on the Peregrino A and B platforms respectively…

Equinor to Drill 30-40 Exploration Wells in 2020

Nov 26, 2019

Norway's Equinor plans to drill 30-40 oil and gas exploration wells globally in 2020, similar this year, with Brazil being a 'hotspot' of its international efforts, the company's exploration head said on Tuesday.The company will drill about 20-30 exploration wells on the Norwegian continental shelf…

Petrobras on Track to Become World's Top Producer

Nov 20, 2019

Brazil’s Petrobras is on track to become the world’s largest oil producer among publicly listed companies by 2030, based on Rystad Energy’s latest data and forecasts.Brazil’s biggest-ever oil auctions in November were generally deemed to be disappointing…

Foreign Players Unlikely to Bid in Brazil -BP Brazil Head

Nov 13, 2019

Foreign oil companies that have not joined Brazil's last two auctions of offshore 'pre-salt' fields are also unlikely to bid next year, BP Plc's Brazil president told newspaper Valor Economico in an interview published on Wednesday.Adriano Bastos argued that…

Japanese Firms in Brazilian FPSO Gig

Nov 12, 2019

Japanese companies have decided to proceed with the deepwater floating production, storage, and offloading system (FPSO) charter project for the Petrobras-operated Búzios pre-salt oil field located offshore Brazil.MODEC, Mitsui & Co., Mitsui O…

Shell Eyes Brazil Exploration Areas

Nov 08, 2019

The head of Royal Dutch Shell Plc in Brazil said on Friday that it currently made more sense for the company to look for exploration areas.Speaking after Brazil's disappointing oil auctions this week, which Shell chose to sit out, Andre Araujo said the Buzios block…

Big Oil Stuns Brazil in Back-to-back Auction Flops

Nov 07, 2019

Major global oil firms snubbed a second Brazilian oil auction in a row on Thursday, passing up offshore blocks and forcing officials to reconsider a bidding system that gives a privileged position to state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA.The only block awarded in Thursday's bidding went to Petrobras…

Equinor Eyes Brazil Natural Gas Infrastructure

Oct 22, 2019

Norway's Equinor ASA is scouting locations on Brazil's coast to install new natural gas infrastructure, the company's Brazil chief said, as the firm's gas-heavy offshore fields come on-line in the coming years.Natural gas is considered both a promising opportunity and a vexing problem in Brazil…

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