Brazil News


Aker Solutions to Supply Subsea Production System for Mero 1

Oct 05, 2018

Aker Solutions said it has secured an order from Petrobras to provide a subsea production system and related services for the Mero 1 project, the first full production project within the major Mero field development, one of the largest oil discoveries in Brazil's pre-salt area…

Petrobras Repays 2 Bln Real Loan, Opens Fresh Credit Line

Oct 05, 2018

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro said on Friday it prepaid a 2 billion real ($516.13 million) loan due in 2020 from Banco do Brasil, and opened a new credit line for the same amount with the same bank due in 2025.The…

Baker Hughes to Bid for Petrobras Production-sharing Contract

Oct 03, 2018

General Electric Co's unit Baker Hughes is preparing an offer for a production-sharing deal with Brazil's Petrobras, a Baker Hughes executive said on Tuesday, as the state-run oil company seeks creative ways to boost output from mature fields…

Petrogal to Invest Up to $1 bln per Year in Brazil -CEO

Sep 28, 2018

Petrogal, the Brazilian unit of Portugal's Galp, plans to spend $800 million to $1 billion annually in the coming years in Brazil to develop its current oil and gas assets and boost its stake offshore, its chief executive officer said on Thursday…

Shell, Chevron Clinch Saturno Block in Brazil Oil Tender

Sep 28, 2018

A consortium made up of Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron Corp won the Saturno block in the Santos basin in Brazil's pre-salt offshore oil auction on Friday, outbidding a rival group led by Exxon Mobil Corp.Shell's consortium won by pledging 70…

Exxon Brazil to Focus on Drilling and Production

Sep 27, 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp will focus on drilling and production in Brazil now that it has made extensive acquisitions of oil blocks in the country, the company's chief executive officer in Brazil, Carla Lacerda, said on Thursday.Exxon also sees new opportunities in Brazil's biofuels…

Exxon Brazil to Focus on Drilling and Production - CEO

Sep 27, 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp will focus on drilling and production in Brazil now that it has acquired lots of oil blocks in the country, the company's chief executive officer in Brazil, Carla Lacerda, said on Thursday.Exxon also sees new opportunities in Brazil's biofuels…

Shell Sees Peak Output for Brazil's Lula Field in 2020, 2021

Sep 26, 2018

Brazil's most productive field, the Lula, located in the offshore Santos basin, should hit peak production in 2020 or 2021, after reaching 1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day next year, an executive at Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday…

Petrobras Oil, Gas Output Falls in August

Sep 25, 2018

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said its oil and gas production in August totaled 2.47 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, attributing the 5.1 percent decline from the previous month to closures for maintenance.Petrobras…

SBM Offshore Reaches Settlement in Brazil Corruption Probe

Jul 27, 2018

SBM Offshore has reached a settlement in a long-running corruption investigation it faced in Brazil, allowing the Dutch marine engineering group to take up new business there.SBM said late on Thursday it would pay approximately $189 million…

Nordex scores biggest ever single contract

Jul 10, 2018

German wind turbine maker Nordex on Tuesday said it had won a contract to supply and install 191 wind turbines with a capacity of 595 megawatts in Brazil, marking the company's biggest ever single contract to date.The order from Italian utility Enel is for the Brazilian wind farm Lagoa dos Ventos…

Fall from Grace: Batista Gets 30-Years for Corruption

Jul 05, 2018

Eike Batista, the former mining and oil magnate who was once Brazil's richest man, was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison for bribing Rio de Janeiro state's disgraced ex-governor, according to a court document published on Tuesday…

Brazil Seeks to Auction 2 Santos Blocks

Mar 29, 2018

Brazilian oil Secretary Marcio Felix said on Thursday the ministry will seek to auction two choice oil blocks located in the offshore Santos basin in a June pre-salt auction. The two blocks were eliminated from Thursday's auction by a surprise court decision on Wednesday…

France's Engie Acquires Brazil's ACS

Jan 26, 2018

Engie has closed a deal to acquire Brazilian energy efficiency company ACS, the French energy group told Reuters on Friday without specifying the value. ACS offers services like remote monitoring of energy consumption, as well as water, temperature and gas monitoring…

Brazil Refined Oil Products Output Dipped in 2017

Jan 19, 2018

Brazilian production of refined oil products slid 4.5 percent last year to 665.721 million barrels compared with 2016, oil regulator ANP said on Friday, as output of both diesel and gasoline dipped. In 2017, gasoline output slid 1.1 percent to 164…

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