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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…

First Crude Cargo from Guyana to India Sets Sail

Mar 24, 2021

The first cargo from new oil producer Guyana to the world's third-largest crude importer, India, departed this month from a production facility off the South American nation's coast in a vessel chartered by trading firm Trafigura, data from Refinitiv Eikon showed on Tuesday…

Offshore Drilling Market Poised for Growth, Rystad Says

Mar 23, 2021

Norwegian energy intelligence group Rystad Energy expects to see an increase in offshore wells drilled this year and the next one, compared to 2020, when the number was hit by low oil prices and the pandemic.Now, with oil and gas demand recovering supported by vaccinations and OPEC+ supply cuts…


Mar 22, 2021

Australian firm BHP, working to develop the deepwater Trion oil field offshore Mexico, has selected the offshore engineering firm DORIS to continue into the next phase of Trion’s engineering work, related to subsea umbilicals risers and flowlines…

Indian Refinery Buys Brazilian Tupi Crude

Mar 22, 2021

India's Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd has bought its first-ever cargo of Brazilian Tupi crude oil in a tender, two industry sources said on Monday.The 1-million-barrel cargo was sold by Royal Dutch Shell for May delivery, he added…

Siemens Energy to Deliver Topside Modules for MISC-built FPSO

Mar 19, 2021

Siemens Energy said Friday it had won a contract with Malaysian MISC to deliver eight complete topside modules for an FPSO MISC is building for deployment in South America.According to Siemens Energy, its topside modules 'will provide sustainable…

Brazil: Equinor, Partners Approve Development Concept for BM-C-33 Offshore Field

Mar 19, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor, has, with its partners Repsol Sinopec and Petrobras, approved the development concept for BM-C-33, a gas/condensate field located in the Campos Basin pre-salt, offshore Brazil.The discovery at the BM-C-33 license…

Brazil's OceanPact to Charter and, Eventually, Buy Two DDW Offshore AHTS Vessels

Mar 18, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DDW Offshore, a subsidiary of Akastor, has entered into bareboat charter and future sale agreements for two of its AHTS vessels with the Brazilian subsea services company OceanPact.Under the charter, DDW Offshore - formerly known as DOF Deepwater…

DOF Clinches Long-Term Charters for PSV Trio in UK, Guyana

Mar 18, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF has won long-term contracts in the UK and Guyana for three of its platform supply vessels.In the UK, under the contract starting in April, the large PSV Skandi Gamma will work for Ithaca Energy for a period of two years firm…

Forum Energy Technologies Targets Growth in South America

Mar 17, 2021

U.S.-based oilfield products supplier Forum Energy Technologies (FET) said it has entered into a partnership with Deepsea Technologies Equipamentos Industriais Ltda to represent its operations in Brazil as part of the business’ long-term growth strategy in South America…

Guyana: Tullow Oil, Partners Keep Control Over Orinduik Offshore Block Until 2023

Mar 15, 2021

The government of Guyana has granted an extension to the term of the Tullow Oil-operated Orinduik offshore block that will see the block partners maintain control of the block until 2023. According to Eco Atlantic, Tullow Oil's partner in the offshore block…

Brazil: Gov't Adds Two More Nominees for Petrobras Board

Mar 10, 2021

Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras said on Wednesday that the government has nominated a further two individuals as potential members of the firm's board of directors, to be voted on at the upcoming extraordinary general meeting.This comes after Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

Apache, Total Halt Suriname Offshore Drilling due to Pressure

Mar 10, 2021

Oil and gas companies Apache and Total have been forced to stop drilling operations at an offshore well in Suriname due to 'substantial pressure increases.'As announced on January 14, the Keskesi East-1 well discovered oil, volatile oil, and…

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