Offshore South America News


Bosse to Lead Wintershall Dea in Brazil

Jul 09, 2019

Valerie Bosse has been named Managing Director of Wintershall Dea's Brazil business unit, responsible for all activities of the newly merged company in the South American country.Wintershall Dea, which became Europe's largest independent gas…

Multi-pronged Brazil Effort Paying off for Norwegians

Jul 08, 2019

After painstakingly plying Petrobras for years, Norway’s offshore supplier-contractors and their halo of sub-suppliers are again earning big Brazilian orders en masse, as the BRIC country’s untapped reserves compel the national oil company to buy — and borrow — Norwegian…

Petrobras Gas Fields, Exploration Bloc Up for Sale

Jul 05, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA has put its Peroa and Cangoa shallow-water natural gas fields and a deepwater exploration concession known as Malombe in the state of Espirito Santo up for sale, the company said.In a securities filing…

Petrobras Reschedules Oilfield Bid

Jul 05, 2019

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA is scheduled to hold a final 're-bid' for two oilfields off the coast of Rio de Janeiro on July 8, four sources told Reuters this week, after the state-run oil firm annulled a previous bidding round.Among the…

Safe Eurus Delivered

Jul 04, 2019

Norwegian semi-submersible accommodation vessel owner Prosafe has taken delivery of the Safe Eurus, an advanced and flexible vessel for worldwide operations excluding Norway.The Safe Eurus was delivered in May and will shortly begin mobilization…

Guyana Boosts Gov't Royalties for Future Oil Licenses

Jul 03, 2019

Guyana is preparing to raise the take of the government in future oil licences, the director of the South American country's Department of Energy said on Wednesday.U.S. energy giant Exxon, French group Total and Britain's Tullow Oil are drilling wells offshore Guyana…

Brazil Searches Sembcorp Yard in Graft Probe

Jul 03, 2019

Singaporean rig builder Sembcorp Marine said on Wednesday that authorities had searched its shipyard in Brazil as part of a graft investigation, sending its shares lower and underlining the staying power of Brazil's ongoing 'Car Wash' corruption probe…

OPEC+ Extends Output Cuts

Jul 02, 2019

OPEC and its allies led by Russia agreed to extend oil output cuts until March 2020 on Tuesday, seeking to prop up the price of crude as the global economy weakens and U.S. production soars.The alliance, known as OPEC+, has been reducing oil…

Equinor Awards Brazil Gig to Prosafe

Jul 01, 2019

Norwegian multinational energy company Equinor said that its subsidiary Equinor Brasil Energia has awarded a contract to the offshore accommodation specialist Prosafe for the Safe Concordia.As per the contract, Safe Concordia, a dynamically…

TechnipFMC Resolves US and Brazil Probes

Jun 26, 2019

Oil services company TechnipFMC said it would pay $301.3 million to resolve anti-corruption probes with Brazilian and U.S. authorities, and added it was committed to resolving another probe on its affairs with French authorities.TechnipFMC said…

Equinor Wraps Up Carcará Deal in Brazil

Jun 19, 2019

Equinor and Barra Energia have completed their transaction announced in July 2018, whereby Equinor has acquired Barra's 10% interest in the BM-S-8 block in Brazil's Santos basin for a total consideration of $379 million.Upon the completion of this transaction…

Petrobras Confirms Large Natural gas Discovery

Jun 17, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA has made natural gas discoveries in six deepwater fields in the Sergipe Basin, it said in a regulatory filing on Monday.Petrobras said it is now looking at drawing up a budget plan to finance…

Petrobras Receives Top Bid from Ouro Preto

Jun 13, 2019

Brazilian energy company Ouro Preto Oleo e Gas delivered the highest bid to acquire a pair of Brazilian oil clusters from state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.Petrobras, as the oil company is known…

Brazil Postpones Santos Basin Bid Round

Jun 13, 2019

Brazil's oil regulator ANP announced on Thursday preliminary rules for a major oil auction in the pre-salt area in the Santos basin and postponed the bidding round to Nov. 6 from Oct. 28.The preliminary rules will be in public consultation until July 3…

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