Offshore South America News


Petrobras to Issue Global Bonds

May 27, 2020

Brazil's state-controlled oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA has hired banks to coordinate a global bond issue of an unspecified amount, according to a securities filing on Wednesday.Banks BNP Paribas, Itau BBA, JPMorgan & Chase, Scotia Capital and SMBC Nikko will manage the offering…

Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 at Tubarao Martelo Field in Brazil

May 26, 2020

About 50 workers were infected by the novel coronavirus during an outbreak in recent weeks at a production well owned by Brazilian oil firm Dommo Energia SA, two regulatory sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.The production well…

AET Takes Delivery of Petrobras-bound Shuttle Tanker

May 26, 2020

Tanker operator AET has taken delivery of Eagle Petrolina shuttle tanker which will be used to offload oil from Petrobras' offshore oil platforms in Brazil.The Eagle Petrolina, built by South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries, is the first of…

Guyana Received $4.9M in Oil Royalties in 1Q

May 26, 2020

Guyana received $4.9 million in royalty payments for oil production at the offshore Stabroek block in the first quarter, the finance ministry said on Monday, a period that included the South American country's first crude exports.The crude produced…

Shell Begins Drilling Saturn Block Offshore Brazil

May 21, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell has begun drilling the Saturn block in the Santos pre-salt basin, the company's Brazil chief said on Thursday, adding that Brazil faces hurdles to remain attractive in a low-price environment.Brazil's No. 2 oil producer after state-run Petroleo Brasileiro…

ABS Launches Guidance and Notations for FPSOs in Brazil

May 21, 2020

Offshore classification company ABG has launch what it says is industry’s most comprehensive support package for offshore operators in Brazil’s complex regulatory environment, with a detailed technical advisory and two new notations.The ABS…

Rockhopper Reducing Headcount, Directors' Salaries

May 19, 2020

Oil and gas company Rockhopper, with a share in the Sea Lion project off the Falkland Islands, has announced a set of cost-cutting measures which include headcount reductions, and directors' salary reduction.The company said Tuesday that due…

Petronas Farms Out Part of Suriname Offshore Block to Exxon

May 19, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has completed the farm-down of a 50% stake in an offshore Suriname block to a subsidiary of ExxonMobil.The offshore block, known as Block 52, is located north of the coast of Paramaribo, Suriname’s capital city…

Petrobras Sees No Need to Cut Oil Production

May 15, 2020

Brazil's state-run Petrobras sees no need for cuts in oil production, executives say, as the market for its crude remains robust in China, while domestic demand for fuel picks up amid social distancing fatigue in Latin America's largest economy…

Premier Oil Shelves $1.8B Falkland Islands Offshore Project

May 13, 2020

UK-based oil and gas operator Premier Oil has said it has suspended the Sea Lion-1 oil project offshore the Falkland Islands.The company said the $1.8 billion offshore oil project would be suspended to minimize ongoing spend in light of the current market conditions…

Petrobras Delays Garoupa Offshore Oilfield Cluster Sale

May 12, 2020

Petrobras has delayed the submission of binding offers for an oilfield cluster known as Polo Garoupa for the fourth time, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, as investor appetite in Brazil's offshore oil sector rapidly dries up…

Petrobras Makes Two Pre-Salt Oil Discoveries

May 12, 2020

Brazilian oil firm Petrobras has said it has made oil discoveries in the pre-salt areas of the Santos and Campos Basins offshore Brazil.Petrobras said Monday it had discovered oil of excellent quality in the southeast area of the Búzios field in the Santos Basin pre-salt…

Norwegian Firm Nets Anna Nery FPSO Topside Modules Job

May 11, 2020

Norwegian offshore EPC contractor Aragon has won a contract to deliver topside modules for Malaysia-based Yinson's Anna Nery FPSO that will produce oil from Petrobras' Marlim field in Brazil.The Bergen-based company, part of Singapore's SembMarine…

Petrobras' Cash Burn could Reach $1B a Month

May 11, 2020

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras said on Friday that its cash burn could reach $1 billion a month in periods of extreme stress and volatility, noting the current level of uncertainty in being able to accurately predict spending.The state-owned firm…

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