Offshore South America News


At Brazil's Petrobras, a 'Spartan' Military Man Takes the Reins

Apr 12, 2021

For many investors, the appointment of former army general Joaquim Silva e Luna as the new chief executive of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras was unexpected - and unwelcome.President Jair Bolsonaro announced the 71-year-old Luna would take the helm of Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

Petrobras, Gov't Agree Rules for Potential Sepia, Atapu Offshore Fields Sale

Apr 12, 2021

The board of Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras has approved an agreement with the government regarding the compensation that must be paid to Petrobras in the event of an auction of reserves in two offshore oil areas, the firm said on Friday…

Venezuela: FSO Nabarima Finally Offloads Crude, Paving Way for Offshore Field Output Restart

Apr 09, 2021

A floating facility off the Venezuelan coast has finished offloading crude stored in it for the past two years due to U.S. sanctions, paving the way for output to resume in an oilfield, an official of the facility's operator said on Thursday…

Brazil: Enauta Gets Approval to Take Barra's Stake in Atlanta Field

Apr 09, 2021

Brazilian oil company Enauta has received regulatory approval to take full ownership of the Atlanta offshore oil field in Brazil, following the decision by its partner Barra Energia to exit the field located in the Santos Basin.Enauta said that…

Brazil: Shell Books Solstad's Platform Supplier

Apr 08, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore said Thursday it has won a two-year charter for one of its platform supply vessels in Brazil.The vessel, Normand Starling, will support Shell's activities in the Brazilian waters.The two-year contract is firm for two years…

Petrobras to Take Over Six BP's Ultra-deepwater Blocks in Brazil

Apr 07, 2021

Brazil's national oil company Petrobras has agreed to take over BP's entire stakes in six ultra-deepwater blocks, located offshore northern Brazil.The blocks are situated some 120 km from the state of Amapá, in what Petrobras said was a high…

Petrobras Suspends MODEC from Bidding for FPSO Projects

Apr 05, 2021

Brazilian national oil and gas company Petrobras has suspended Japanese FPSO specialist MODEC from bidding for new floating production storage and offloading vessel projects. A day after the announcement the Japanese firm named a new CEO but…

Petrobras CFO, Others to Leave After Clashing with Incoming CEO's Plans

Mar 26, 2021

Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s chief financial officer and three other top executives decided to leave the state-controlled producer after clashing with plans of the company’s incoming chief executive, a person close to the executives said.Topics…

First Crude Cargo from Guyana to India Sets Sail

Mar 24, 2021

The first cargo from new oil producer Guyana to the world's third-largest crude importer, India, departed this month from a production facility off the South American nation's coast in a vessel chartered by trading firm Trafigura, data from Refinitiv Eikon showed on Tuesday…

Offshore Drilling Market Poised for Growth, Rystad Says

Mar 23, 2021

Norwegian energy intelligence group Rystad Energy expects to see an increase in offshore wells drilled this year and the next one, compared to 2020, when the number was hit by low oil prices and the pandemic.Now, with oil and gas demand recovering supported by vaccinations and OPEC+ supply cuts…

BHP Picks DORIS for Trion SURF FEED

Mar 22, 2021

Australian firm BHP, working to develop the deepwater Trion oil field offshore Mexico, has selected the offshore engineering firm DORIS to continue into the next phase of Trion’s engineering work, related to subsea umbilicals risers and flowlines…

Indian Refinery Buys Brazilian Tupi Crude

Mar 22, 2021

India's Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd has bought its first-ever cargo of Brazilian Tupi crude oil in a tender, two industry sources said on Monday.The 1-million-barrel cargo was sold by Royal Dutch Shell for May delivery, he added…

Siemens Energy to Deliver Topside Modules for MISC-built FPSO

Mar 19, 2021

Siemens Energy said Friday it had won a contract with Malaysian MISC to deliver eight complete topside modules for an FPSO MISC is building for deployment in South America.According to Siemens Energy, its topside modules 'will provide sustainable…

Brazil: Equinor, Partners Approve Development Concept for BM-C-33 Offshore Field

Mar 19, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor, has, with its partners Repsol Sinopec and Petrobras, approved the development concept for BM-C-33, a gas/condensate field located in the Campos Basin pre-salt, offshore Brazil.The discovery at the BM-C-33 license…

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