Offshore South America News - page 114

Mexico eyes exploration boom

Jun 14, 2013

Pemex wants to grow— but needs the technology and resources to do it. Elaine Maslin reports from Offshore Technology Conference. Mexico has ambitious plans for its offshore exploration and production sector. Carlos Morales Gil, general director of Pemex E&P…

FloaTEC mates hull, topsides for Petrobras' P-61

Jun 12, 2013

FloaTEC (S)Pte Ltd successfully completed the mating operation of the topsides and hull of Petrobras P-61, Brazil’s first Tension Leg Wellhead Platform (TLWP) near shore to BrasFELS yard in Angra Dos Reis, Brazil. The P-61 TLWP, which uses FloaTEC’s ETLP proprietary design…

RWE farms-in to Suriname

Jun 12, 2013

RWE Dea has signed a farm-in agreement with Petronas Suriname E&P BV, acquiring a 40% interest in the Block 52 license off Suriname. Under the farm-in agreement which is subject to completion, RWE Dea will acquire a 40% stake in the 4743sq km license…

CGG awarded Colombia survey

Jun 12, 2013

CGG announced that it has been awarded a contract by a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and partner Ecopetrol to acquire and process a 5,500sq-km 3D BroadSeisTM seismic survey on the Caribbean coast offshore Colombia. This is the largest…

Halliburton opens Rio technology center

Jun 11, 2013

Halliburton announced the opening of its new Technology Center at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) Technology Park, located at Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The center provides the setting for collaboration as…

C-MAR wins FMEA contract

Jun 10, 2013

C-MAR Group announced that it won a contract to carry out Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) surveys and trials on Maridive Group vessels for the next five years. Expected to be worth in excess of $500,000, the agreement covers 16 Maridive…

Cidade de Paraty in production

Jun 07, 2013

The FPSO Cidade de Paraty went onstream, beginning commercial production in the Santos Basin Lula Nordeste pre-salt, Petrobras announced on June 6 2013. The Cidade de Paraty FPSO is the second unit deployed on the giant Lula discovery and is located approximately 300km off Brazil…

Peru launches offshore round

Jun 03, 2013

Nine offshore oil concessions are up for grabs in Peru's international bid round, which the country launched on Friday, 31 May 2013. The government estimates that the round could rake in US$450 million with companies investing a minimum of $50 million…

SeaBird vessel updates

May 31, 2013

SeaBird Exploration PLC was awarded a US $16 million contract for its 2D Osprey Explorer vessel in the South America region. The client has not been named.  In addition, the Hawk Explorer has moved to Uruguay and started a 4000 km survey for Spectrum…

Heading the Offshore Brazil challenges

May 24, 2013

Saipem is constructing a new fabrication yard in Brazil close to the Santos basin. Pier Alberto Viecelli and Andrea Intieri of Saipem share the details and scope of the investment. As the global offshore oil & gas industry makes giant steps towards ultra-deep waters…

Brazil hungry for infrastructure investment

May 23, 2013

Brazil-Açu Superport, largest port infrastructure in Latin America, bets on Petrobras’ participation. Peter Wertheim provides the details. According to a recent study by Booz & Company cited by Brazil’s National Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP)…

Brazil in progress

May 23, 2013

Brazil is a veritable diamond in the rough for foreign and local investors alike. Firms are investing in new centers of technology, fabrication, and worker training to alleviate the country’s skills and infrastructure difficulties. Brazil is very much the place to be at the moment…

Aker to open new Brazilian plant

May 23, 2013

Aker Solutions laid the foundation stone of a new plant in Paraná that will double the company's subsea production capacity in Brazil.The plant in the city of São José dos Pinhais in the Paraná state will be operational in 2015. It will replace…

Reeled pipelay vessel for ultra‐deepwater field developments

May 22, 2013

Reeled pipelay has normally been used in fully developed and matured offshore oil and gas field areas with close proximity to onshore support, onshore logistics, and with short offshore transit distance to onshore spoolbases for loading the pipeline stalks onto the reel…

Changing the PRM value proposition

May 20, 2013

Andrew McBarnet suggests that seismic permanent reservoir monitoring may soon be seeing a new wave of interest if not an increase in projects. It seems like forever that people in the E&P business have been talking about a digital oilfield…

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