Offshore South America News


TotalEnergies' Awari Exploration Well Offshore Suriname Fails to Deliver

Nov 28, 2022

Oil and gas company TotalEnergies has completed drilling the Awari exploration well offshore Suriname without encountering commercial hydrocarbon volumes.The news was shared Monday by APA Corporation, TotalEnergies' partner in Block 58, where the well was drilled…

Prosafe Wins Bid for 650-day Offshore Accommodation Deal with Petrobras. Eyes More North Sea Work

Nov 28, 2022

Prosafe, an Oslo-listed provider of offshore accommodation rigs for the energy industry, said Friday it had been selected as the winning bidder for a 650-day firm period contract by Petrobras using its Safe Zephyrus rig, starting in May 2023…

BP to Market Guyana's Share of Oil Output from Two FPSOs

Nov 28, 2022

BP will market Guyana's share of crude oil produced over the next year from two offshore production platforms, the South American country's Ministry of Natural Resources said. Guyana is home to one of the largest oil discoveries in the last decade…

Petrobras CEO Aims to Stay Until April, Sources say, Auguring Messy Transition

Nov 28, 2022

Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva may have to wait months to implement his plans for state-run oil company Petrobras, as the chief executive appointed by the current government aims to finish his term in April, people familiar with his plans said…

U.S. Could Give Green Light to Chevron to Boost Venezuela's Oil Output

Nov 24, 2022

Chevron Corp could win U.S. approval to vastly expand operations in Venezuela as soon as Saturday once the Venezuelan government and its opposition resume political talks, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. A U.S. authorization…

Brazil: No Gato do Mato Offshore Field FID in Next 12-24 Months, FPSO Firm Says

Nov 21, 2022

Shell's Brazilian subsidiary Shell Brasil Petróleo will not be making final investment decision (FID) on its Gato do Mato oil and gas field development offshore Brazil within the next 12 to 24 months. This is according to FPSO leasing firm BW…

Lula to Start Job Interviews for Petrobras Overhaul, Sources Say

Nov 21, 2022

Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva begins interviews this week with candidates to run oil firm Petrobras, people familiar with the talks said, kicking off what may be a rocky few months for the state-controlled company.Lula…

Venezuela Asks World Court to Throw Out Guyana border case

Nov 18, 2022

Venezuela told judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday that they should throw out a case filed by Guyana in a long-running border dispute, which could determine which country has rights to offshore oil and gas fields. Guyana…

Brazil: Enauta Brings Atlanta Field Well Online After Interruption

Nov 16, 2022

The Brazilian oil company Enauta has announced that production has resumed from one of the wells at its Atlanta offshore oil field in Brazil following a recent interruption.On November 7, informing of the output interruption, Enauta said that…

Suriname Launches Bid Round for Six Offshore Blocks

Nov 10, 2022

Suriname's Staatsolie Hydrocarbon Institute (SHI) has this week announced the launch of a competitive bid round for six new oil and gas exploration blocks.The blocks are located in the currently sparsely explored Demerara acreage of Suriname…

TGS Starts 3D Data Reprocessing Program Offshore Uruguay

Nov 10, 2022

The Norwegian marine seismic data specialist TGS said Thursday it had started a 3D data reprocessing program offshore Uruguay. Tannat 3D PSDM Repro consists of 25,000 square kilometers, covering blocks in the active Uruguay Licensing Round, TGS said…

Brazil: Enauta Starts Production Well Drilling at Atlanta Field

Nov 10, 2022

Enauta, a Brazilian oil company, has begun drilling the new well 7-ATL-5H-RJS in the Atlanta Field of the Santos Basin, off the coast of Brazil.According to Enauta, the new well will cost $75 million to drill and connect to the FPSO at the field…

Colombia's Ecopetrol Q3 Net Profit Doubles as Oil Demand, Prices Rise

Nov 09, 2022

Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol on Tuesday reported its third-quarter net profit more than doubled to 9.51 trillion pesos ($1.90 billion), rising 150% from a year earlier, as production returned to levels not seen since before the coronavirus pandemic…

Diamond Offshore Nets $429M Drilling Contract in Brazil

Nov 08, 2022

Offshore drilling company Diamond Offshore said Monday it had received a notification of award of a new drilling program with Petrobras in Brazil.The soon to be signed four-year contract is for the semi-submersible offshore drilling Ocean Courage…

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