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Guyana, Suriname, Brazil Energy Alliance Talks Postponed as Bolsonaro's Mother Dies

Jan 21, 2022

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro cut short his first official visit to neighboring Guyana on Friday after his mother died, meaning talks on a planned South American energy alliance would be postponed.Bolsonaro said his mother Olinda Bonturi…

Suriname Will Give Brazil's Petrobras Priority in Oil Exploration - Bolsonaro

Jan 21, 2022

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that Suriname will give Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras priority in the exploration of oil and gas reserves recently discovered off-shore.Bolsonaro spoke by webcast to supporters in Brazil from Paramaribo…

Brazil, Guyana, and Suriname In Energy Alliance Push

Jan 20, 2022

The heads of state of Brazil, Guyana, and Suriname this week will take the first steps toward forging an infrastructure that would better share the neighboring South American countries' energy and natural resources.Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro…

Petrojarl I FPSO Extends Stay at Enauta's Atlanta Field, Offshore Brazil

Jan 19, 2022

Brazilian oil company Enauta has extended the charter of the Petrojarl I FPSO, used as an early production system at its Atlanta field, in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.Enauta signed contracts with Altera to extend the charter and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of FPSO Petrojarl I…

Eco Atlantic Increases Exposure in Canje Block Off Guyana

Jan 19, 2022

Oil and gas firm Eco Atlantic has increased its stake in JHI Associates by acquiring additional 800,000 common shares in JHI in return for 1,200,000 new common shares in Eco.'The purchase of the 800,000 common shares in JHI is expected to be completed on 21st January 2022…

Brazil's Bolsonaro to Visit Suriname and Guyana to Discuss Oil Cooperation

Jan 19, 2022

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will visit Suriname and Guyana on Thursday and Friday for talks on economic cooperation following recent discoveries of oil and gas by Brazil's two neighbors, the foreign ministry said on Monday.Bolsonaro and the presidents of Suriname…

Wintershall Dea Ends Operations in Brazil

Jan 18, 2022

German oil company Wintershall Dea said Monday it had decided to terminate all its operations in Brazil and to close the current office in Rio de Janeiro after the execution of all required measures. 'This decision is the result of a very thorough…

Saipem Wins $1.1B in Offshore Contracts in Guyana and Australia

Jan 11, 2022

Italian offshore oilfield services company Saipem has won $1.1 billion worth of offshore contracts in Australia and Guyana with Woodside and ExxonMobil, respectively.In Australia, Woodside has granted Saipem the Notice to Proceed (NTP) for a contract related to the Scarborough project…

Rystad: FPSO Contracts in 2021 Hit Pre-Pandemic Levels. Ten New Orders Expected in 2022

Jan 10, 2022

According to Rystad Energy research, the market for floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) units almost brushed off the pandemic's effect in 2021, driven mostly by Brazil demand, and is predicted to continue apace in 2022, with 10 new awards expected…

ExxonMobil Makes Two Oil Discoveries Offshore Guyana. Liza Unity FPSO on Track for First Oil in 1Q

Jan 05, 2022

Oil and gas major ExxonMobil on Wednesday announced two new oil discoveries offshore Guyana, at Fangtooth and Lau Lau wells, adding to previous recoverable resource estimate of 10 billion oil-equivalent barrels.The Fangtooth-1 well, drilled with the Stena DrillMAX drillship…

AET Takes Delivery of New Shuttle Tanker for Shell Charter in Brazil

Jan 05, 2022

Tanker operator AET has taken delivery of Eagle Campos, the first of another three Suezmax Dynamic Positioning (DP2) Shuttle Tankers purpose built for long-term charter to Brazil Shipping I Limited, a subsidiary of Shell.Shuttle tankers are…

Enauta Keeps Manati Offshore Gas Field Stake after Deadline Lapses

Jan 05, 2022

Brazilian oil company Enauta has decided not to sell its stake in the Manati offshore oil field in Brazil to Gas Bridge after the conditions required for the completion of the sale were not fulfilled.Enauta had in August 2020 entered into an agreement with Gas Bridge S…

Guyana Approves Wealth Fund, Local Content Rules for Expected Oil Boom

Dec 30, 2021

Guyana's parliament on Wednesday approved local content rules for oil producers and a sovereign wealth fund to oversee the South American nation's earnings from a budding oil bonanza.International oil producers have discovered 10 billion barrels…

Petrobras Declares Commercial Viability at Four Offshore Concessions

Dec 30, 2021

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras has declared four offshore concessions in the states of Alagoas and Sergipe commercially viable in presentations to the nation's oil regulator, it said in securities filing on Thursday.The company has…

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