Brazil News


Castello Branco Named Petrobras CEO

Nov 19, 2018

Brazil's incoming far-right government on Monday tapped a University of Chicago-trained economist with experience in the oil sector to be the chief executive of state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA, amid a debate over privatization of the company's assets…

SBM Offshore: $45 Mln in Extra Impairments in Q3

Nov 15, 2018

SBM Offshore, the Netherlands-based maker of floating oil and gas production facilities, on Thursday said it expected $45 million in impairments in Brazil and the United States.In Brazil, SBM Offshore has decided to temporarily close the Brasa…

Petrobras Resubmits Agreement with CNPC

Nov 13, 2018

State-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said in a document resubmitted on Tuesday to Brazil's securities regulator it has signed an agreement with China National Petroleum Corp to study the economic viability of completing construction of the Comperj refinery in Rio de Janeiro…

Engie to Finance Brazil Wind Farms with Forward Sales

Nov 09, 2018

The Brazilian unit of French gas and power group Engie SA is in negotiations to set up contracts forward-selling wind power that would allow it to build wind farms with 300 megawatts of capacity, its chief financial officer said on Friday.Engie…

Brazil Regulator Approves Diesel Subsidy Payment to Petrobras

Nov 08, 2018

Brazilian oil regulator ANP said on Thursday it has approved a diesel subsidy payment to state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA of 1.04 billion reais ($277 million).ANP also said in a statement that it had denied diesel subsidy payments to Petrobras' fuel distribution unit…

Petrobras CEO Not Expected to Stay On

Nov 07, 2018

Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that the chief executive of state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Ivan Monteiro, is not expected to stay on during the new administration.Speaking to reporters…

Brazil Oil Output Dips

Nov 05, 2018

Oil production in Brazil fell 5.9 percent in annual terms to an average of 2.486 million barrels per day, the nation's ANP oil regulator said on Monday.In a statement, the ANP said natural gas production fell 0.9 percent year-over-year to an average of 113 million cubic meters per day…

Petrobras, Engie Unlikely to End TAG Talks Before Feb -Engie CEO

Nov 01, 2018

Talks between Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA and France's Engie over the latter's acquisition of pipeline company TAG are not expected to end before February or March of next year, the chief executive of Engie's Brazilian unit said in a conference call with analysts…

Brazil's Cosan Eying Refining Partnership with Petrobras

Oct 30, 2018

Brazil's Cosan SA Indústria e Comércio, a leading ethanol producer and fuel distributor, is interested in refining partnerships with oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, its chairman Rubens Ometto said on Tuesday.The company is 'looking at' potential partnerships…

Shell Adds New FPSO in Brazil

Oct 25, 2018

New, deep-water production is underway today at the Lula Extreme South in the Brazilian Santos Basin.  Royal Dutch Shell plc, through its subsidiary Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda. (Shell) and consortium partners, announces that the FPSO P-69 is now producing…

Petrobras Fires up Production in Offshore Lula Field

Oct 24, 2018

State-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro said on Wednesday it had started production on its eighth platform in the offshore Lula field, Brazil's most productive, as it ramps up output from the Santos basin in the coveted pre-salt oil play…

Shell to Invest $2 Bln Annually to Explore in Brazil

Oct 18, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell plans to invest $1 billion to $2 billion annually in oil exploration and production in Brazil through 2025, Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported on Thursday.The investment will be made regardless of the outcome of presidential election Oct…

Shell Attains Break-even costs of $30-$35 per Barrel in Brazil

Oct 16, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell, Brazil's No. 2 oil producer, has attained break-even costs of $30-$35 per barrel in the South American country, its Brazil manager Andre Araujo said on Tuesday.(Reporting by Alexandra Alper; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

Offshore Drillers Eye Recovery by 2020

Oct 15, 2018

Battered oil and gas drilling companies are finally seeing piecemeal signs that the prices they charge for offshore rigs are bottoming out with Brent crude selling for more than $80 a barrel and some are forecasting a full turn in the market by 2020…

DOF Bags Contract Extension in Brazil

Oct 08, 2018

Norwegian supply shipping company DOF ASA said its vessel Skandi Hav has been granted a 226-day extension by Petrobras in support of work offshore Brazil.The 1983-built Skandi Hav is now secured firm until June 8, 2019.The vessel is currently…

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