Offshore South America News


Shearwater Secures Five-month Extension for Offshore Survey in Brazil

Oct 27, 2020

Seismic survey services company Shearwater GeoServices has won a five-month contract extension for CGG’s Brazil Nebula multi-client survey.This extension-period starts in the late fourth quarter of 2020 and will be conducted by the Oceanic Sirius vessel…

Brazil: Karoon Gets ANP Approval to Take Over Bauna Field

Oct 23, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Karoon Energy said Friday that the Brazilian national oil regulator ANP had approved, with conditions, Karoon's acquisition of the Bauna offshore field from Petrobras.The field is located in shallow waters in the Santos Basin in concession BM-S-40…

Petrobras Boosts Output Forecast

Oct 22, 2020

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras said on Tuesday that 2020 production should exceed previously disclosed estimates, as the firm ramps up production at some of its most prolific offshore oilfields.Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known…

PDVSA Plans to Offload Oil from Tilting FSO Offshore Venezuela

Oct 20, 2020

Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) plans to offload crude from the Nabarima floating oil facility via ship-to-ship (STS) transfer amid environmental concerns, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday.The Nabarima…

Seabed Geosolutions Wins OBN Survey Work in Brazil

Oct 20, 2020

Ocean bottom seismic company Seabed Geosolutions has won a contract for a baseline 4D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey as well as a future 4D monitor OBN survey in Brazil. The project, for an unnamed client, is to be acquired in water depths greater than 2…

Exmar, YPF Settle Dispute, Terminate Tango FLNG Charter

Oct 20, 2020

Belgium-based shipowner Exmar has settled a dispute over the charter of the Tango FLNG with Argentinian energy firm YPF, that will see the FLNG charter terminated in exchange for a settlement fee.To remind, YPF in June sent a force majeure notice to Exmar…

KOTUG Anchor Handler Secures Offshore Work in Guyana

Oct 14, 2020

Dutch marine services and towage company KOTUG said it has been awarded a long-term contract by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) to provide offshore terminal towage support for operations in Guyana…

Petrobras Taps Oceaneering for BOP Tethering Services

Oct 13, 2020

Subsea services provider Oceaneering has been awarded a BOP tethering services contract offshore Brazil with the Brazilian oil firm Petrobras.The scope of work under the contract includes data acquisition and real-time riser analysis for dynamic…

PJV Valves for Two Brazil FPSOs

Oct 13, 2020

PJ Valves (PJV) has won contracts to supply valves packages for two Brazil-bound FPSOs, the Marlim 2 and Mero 2.The Marlim 2 FPSO will be delivered to Petrobras by Malaysia's Yinson, under the contract signed in March. The FPSO will have the capacity to process up to 70…

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%)…

Karoon Aiming to Complete Bauna Field Buy This Month

Oct 06, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Karoon Energy expects to complete the acquisition of the Bauna offshore field from Petrobras by the end of the month.The company, which in July 2019 agreed to buy a 100% stake in the Baúna offshore oil field, in the southern Santos Basin…

Shawcor's Coatings for Payara

Oct 02, 2020

Pipeline coatings company Shawcor will deliver thermal insulation and anti-corrosion coating services for the ExxonMobil-operated Payara development offshore Guyana.ExxonMobil, with its partners Hess and CNOOC, sanctioned the development of the Payara oil field earlier this week…

Equinor's Exec Joins TechnipFMC Board

Oct 02, 2020

Margareth Øvrum, Executive Vice President of Equinor's Development and Production Brazil business, has joined the oilfield services firm TechnipFMC's Board of Directors, effective October 1, 2020.Øvrum, 62, has over 38 years of experience at the Norwegian energy giant…

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