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Southern exposure

Nov 20, 2012

Rolls-Royce is betting big on Brazil, where the company's energy business, recently bolstered by lucrative contracts with Petrobras, is setting up a $100 million-plus purpose-built gas turbine assembly and test facility. Russell McCulley reports…

Pre-salt hose delivery

Nov 10, 2012

Flexomarine is slated to deliver 44 hoses for Modec’s FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba in November. A mix of the floating and subsea varieties, the hoses will be 10.7m long by 500mm in diameter and are meant for the pre-salt Cernambi Sul project in 2300m of water…

Francisco Villagran appointed to Inchcape Shipping Services role of regional operations manager

Nov 10, 2012

Francisco Villagran has been appointed to the new Inchcape Shipping Services role of regional operations manager, Americas, based in Chile.

Having fun with heavy oil

Nov 01, 2012

Some notable heavy oil projects offshore Brazil are entering advanced phases to increase or maintain production. Russell McCulley reports from Rio de Janeiro on the latest developments at three Campos Basin fields – Statoil’s Peregrino, Petrobras’…

Calixto Deberaldini appointed BDM and strategy adviser at Brazil’s Fluke Engenharia

Oct 12, 2012

Calixto Deberaldini has been appointed BDM and strategy adviser at Brazil’s Fluke Engenharia, reporting to MD Laurent Maubré. Deberaldini joins the Acteon group business unit from GE Oil & Gas where he served as the subsea division’s Brazil sales manager.

Amec

Oct 12, 2012

Amec is acquiring a 50% stake in Kromav Engenharia, a privately owned Brazilian engineering firm with over 400 marine and offshore projects to its credit. Based in Rio de Janeiro, Kromav has a team of some 200 people specialising in engineering services for offshore platforms…

Brazil Berth

Oct 12, 2012

Dutch offshore lifting and drilling solutions provider Huisman has begun the landfill works for a 15,000m2 production facility in southern Brazil alongside the Itajai-Açu river in Navegantes, Santa Catarina state. It is expected to be operational in 2Q 2013…

Trelleborg

Oct 12, 2012

Swedish polymer and syntactic foam specialist Trelleborg officially opened its newly constructed facility in Macaé, Brazil, last month. The company also announced that it is planning to install ‘the largest hydrostatic pressure testing vessel in the world’ at the new facility.

Brazil to play key role in energy future

Oct 01, 2012

With massive investment and aggressive technology development required to match world energy demand in coming decades, South America’s ‘southern cone’ will have a big role to play. Russell McCulley reports from Rio de Janeiro.Thanks in large part to Brazil’s pre-salt discoveries…

Frade seeps continue to haunt

Oct 01, 2012

Oil seeps at Chevron’s Frade field nearly a year ago have led Brazilian regulator ANP to assess millions in fines against Chevron and ultimately halted output at the troubled Campos Basin field. In November 2011, Chevron P&A’d an appraisal well…

OGX discoveries

Oct 01, 2012

Maintaining a steady level of exploration activity, OGX has marked a number of successes.The Itacoatiara well, or OGX-79, found a hydrocarbon column of about 150m with 64m of net pay in the Albian section in the Campos Basin. The block BM-C-39 well…

Petrobras discoveries

Oct 01, 2012

Over the last 18 months or so, Petrobras has a string of reported discoveries to its credit. Company CEO Maria das Graças Silva Foster said the 2011 discoveries alone added 1.24 billion barrels of equivalent oil to Petrobras’ numbers, with 1 billion of that coming from the pre-salt area…

Rig delays dampen deepwater carnival

Oct 01, 2012

Brazil’s oil & gas potential continues to grab the industry headlines, with Petrobras confirming more than a score of offshore discoveries, most of them deepwater, in the last 18 months alone. Newcomer OGX confirmed a number of discoveries too…

Waimea well test

Oct 01, 2012

Brazilian independent OGX kicked off 2012 with production at its offshore Waimea development. First oil came in January via an extended well test (EWT) to the FPSO OSX-1 just over two years after the field was discovered with OGX-3 in December 2009…

Customized bits boost pre-salt rates of penetration

Sep 01, 2012

Customized bits enabled Petrobras to successfully drill hard carbonates of pre-salt reservoirs and hard and interbedded post-salt formations of two different offshore wells, while at the same time lowering vibrations, increasing rates of penetration…

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