Offshore South America News - page 115


Branching Out

Mar 03, 2012

A technician works on a manipulator at Schilling Robotics’ new regional service and support center in Brazil. The 3000ft2 facility, on the FMC Technologies campus in Macaé, will provide spares, repair, technical training, equipment leasing and logistics management…

Star Information Systems

Mar 03, 2012

Norwegian technical ship and rig management services provider Star Information Systems (SIS) is establishing a permanent base in Rio de Janeiro, headed by Hans-Kristian Fjaerem. SIS customers operating in Brazil’s burgeoning offshore sector include Teekay Petrojarl…

José Miranda Formigli Filho

Mar 03, 2012

José Miranda Formigli Filho (pictured) is the new head of E&P at Petrobras, replacing Guilherme de Oliveira Estrella. Formigli, a civil engineer, has served the Brazilian state oil company in E&P roles for 29 years, latterly as Pre-salt E&P executive manager…

NOV adds another piece to the production puzzle

Mar 01, 2012

National Oilwell Varco is looking to establish a major foothold in the flexible pipe business with the acquisition of Danish manufacturer NKT Flexibles, a joint venture between NKT Holding and Subsea 7 since 1999.The $670 million deal, announced early February…

Mustang

Jan 10, 2012

Mustang has acquired a majority stake in Latin American automation and control engineering and consulting firm ISI Solutions for an initial consideration of $5.2 million. The company will be rebranded ISI Mustang and will continue to be led by Pedro Santamaria and the existing management team.

Bruno Santos Pinton

Jan 10, 2012

Bruno Santos Pinton has been named as McCrometer’s regional sales manager for Brazil. He joins the company from Atlas Copco, where he was key account sales representative for oil & gas in Brazil.

Matt Walsh

Jan 10, 2012

Matt Walsh has been named as American Electric Technologies’ VP, South America business development, a newly created role focused on building the company’s market share in the Brazilian oil & gas and marine markets. Walsh rejoins the company…

Tapping hot, and cold, spots

Dec 01, 2011

With 2011 drawing to a close, it's time for OE to look afresh at the world's emerging hot spots. One of those generating the most interest, if not the most dollars yet, is also the coldest: the Arctic. Jennifer Pallanich asks a cross-section…

Buoyant Brazil beckons

Sep 01, 2011

Aberdeen stalwart Balmoral Offshore Engineering already has a business unit trading under that name in Brazil. Now the company is preparing to take the next major step, setting up a manufacturing facility in the region. Meg Chesshyre reports…

Integrating exploration tools

Aug 02, 2011

Integrating several imaging and modeling technologies can reduce exploration risk. Ian Bryant (Schlumberger) and Paul Xu (formerly of Ipex) present an integrated basin and petroleum system study that predicted many oil and gas accumulations in a relatively unexplored region offshore Brazil…

Deep thinking on the Latin beat

Aug 01, 2011

The focus on Latin American deepwater activity naturally gravitates to the headline-grabbing pre-salt region offshore Brazil. But other areas in Latin American deep waters are worth noting, as Jennifer Pallanich explains.Petrobras' discovery…

Petrobras probes beneath the pre-salt

Jul 07, 2011

The name Petrobras these days invokes thoughts of large, pre-salt discoveries, for good reason. Since announcing the Tupi pre-salt find in 2006, the Brazilian operator has made giant strides in developing and refining the technology needed to find and produce the oil hiding beneath the salt layer…

Don't cry for me, Venezuela

Jun 08, 2011

Hugo Chávez is a 50-years behind times anachronistic male version of Eva Peron. But he has been elected by the Venezuelan people and he must be reckoned with not just because it is the democratic thing to do but because Venezuela is crucial to America's energy security…

Petrobras applies pre-salt pressure

Jun 08, 2011

Planning and information are key to the successful realization of Petrobras’ ambitious plans to hoist pre-salt production levels from the current 100,000b/d to 1.08 million b/d inside ten years. Jennifer Pallanich listened in as José Formigli…

Drillstem departures

May 01, 2011

With wellbores drilled in ever deeper waters penetrating further into the earth and clients demanding improved performance from all parts of the drilling process, VAM Drilling has focused on two aspects of the drillstem it believes deliver on the reliability front…

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