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OPT's PowerBuoy Deployed Offshore Chile

Apr 22, 2021

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) said Thursday that Enel Green Power (EGP) has deployed OPT's PB3 PowerBuoy off the coast of Las Cruces, Chile to support the country’s transition to clean energy.OPT’s PB3 PowerBuoy converts wave motion into…

CGX Hires Maersk Semi-sub for Guyana Drilling

Apr 22, 2021

CGX Resources, an oil and gas company with offshore blocks in Guyana, has awarded Maersk Drilling a one-well rig contract.The Danish offshore drilling contractor said Thursday that CGX would use its semi-submersible drilling rig Maersk Discoverer…

Karoon Charters Maersk Drilling's Offshore Rig for Well Intervention in Brazil

Apr 20, 2021

Danish offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling has won a contract with Karoon Energy Ltd for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Developer to perform well intervention on four wells at the Baúna field offshore Brazil.Karoon took over Bauna from Petrobras in November 2020…

Keppel in Talks with Petrobras to Build FPSO for Buzios Field

Apr 19, 2021

Singapore's Keppel Corporation has confirmed it has been in talks with the Brazilian oil company Petrobras to built an FPSO vessel for the Buzios field offshore Brazil.In a statement on Friday, responding to an article by Upstream Daily News…

Petrobras Confirms Luna as New CEO, Names New Division Heads

Apr 19, 2021

The board of Petrobras has elected four career executives to head up key company divisions rather than bringing in more outsiders, Brazil's state-controlled oil company said on Friday, confirming news previously reported by Reuters.The board of directors of Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

Petrobras, Partners Decide on Partial "Devolution" of Libra Offshore Area

Apr 16, 2021

Brazilian oil company Petrobras, as a leader of the Libra consortium operating the Libra offshore area in Brazil, on Friday said the consortium had informed the national regulator of the 'devolution' of the part of the block.Petrobras, on behalf of partners Shell…

Petrobras Shareholders Pave Way for New CEO

Apr 13, 2021

Shareholders in Brazil's Petrobras voted on Monday to remove Roberto Castello Branco as CEO, and elected his government-picked successor to the board of directors, but discontent among some investors threatens to drag out the transition process…

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…

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