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Suriname Launches Bid Round for Six Offshore Blocks

Nov 10, 2022

Suriname's Staatsolie Hydrocarbon Institute (SHI) has this week announced the launch of a competitive bid round for six new oil and gas exploration blocks.The blocks are located in the currently sparsely explored Demerara acreage of Suriname…

TGS Starts 3D Data Reprocessing Program Offshore Uruguay

Nov 10, 2022

The Norwegian marine seismic data specialist TGS said Thursday it had started a 3D data reprocessing program offshore Uruguay. Tannat 3D PSDM Repro consists of 25,000 square kilometers, covering blocks in the active Uruguay Licensing Round, TGS said…

Brazil: Enauta Starts Production Well Drilling at Atlanta Field

Nov 10, 2022

Enauta, a Brazilian oil company, has begun drilling the new well 7-ATL-5H-RJS in the Atlanta Field of the Santos Basin, off the coast of Brazil.According to Enauta, the new well will cost $75 million to drill and connect to the FPSO at the field…

Colombia's Ecopetrol Q3 Net Profit Doubles as Oil Demand, Prices Rise

Nov 09, 2022

Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol on Tuesday reported its third-quarter net profit more than doubled to 9.51 trillion pesos ($1.90 billion), rising 150% from a year earlier, as production returned to levels not seen since before the coronavirus pandemic…

Diamond Offshore Nets $429M Drilling Contract in Brazil

Nov 08, 2022

Offshore drilling company Diamond Offshore said Monday it had received a notification of award of a new drilling program with Petrobras in Brazil.The soon to be signed four-year contract is for the semi-submersible offshore drilling Ocean Courage…

Enauta Says Production from Atlanta Field Interrupted

Nov 07, 2022

Brazilian oil company Enauta said Monday that production from its Atlanta offshore field in Brazil had been interrupted.'The initial assessment is that this is an operational problem on the surface. The current production of the field is 7,500 bbl/day…

Aker Solutions, Petrobras in Frame Agreement for Supply of Subsea Production Systems

Nov 07, 2022

Norway's Aker Solutions has been awarded a frame agreement from Brazil's Petrobras and partners to provide subsea production systems (SPS) and subsea lifecycle services (SLS) for Petrobras-operated oil and gas fields offshore Brazil.The frame agreement has a fixed period of five years…

Booming Guyana Sets Offshore Oil Auction Under Revamped Fiscal Terms

Nov 04, 2022

Guyana, one of the world's hottest oil drilling zones, will offer 14 offshore exploration blocks under terms that 'significantly' increase its share of oil revenue, the South American nation's vice president said on Thursday. Officials this…

ExxonMobil Books Maersk Nomad SSV for Operations in Guyana

Nov 03, 2022

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has chartered the Subsea Support Vessel (SSV) Maersk Nomad for a minimum one-year contract, supporting its field development activities offshore Guyana.Maersk Nomad will be operating with two ROVs onboard, providing…

Dolphin Drilling Can Take Part in Petrobras' Offshore Drilling Rig Tenders

Nov 02, 2022

Offshore drilling company Dolphin Drilling said Wednesday it had been re-approved as an official rig supplier and would be invited to take part in Petrobras upcoming rig tenders.Bjørnar Iversen, CEO of Dolphin Drilling said: 'We are pleased with our re-approvement…

Suspension of Oil Exploration in Colombia Would be High Risk -Fiscal Panel

Nov 01, 2022

Income derived from hydrocarbon exploration and production in Colombia is key to the country's financial stability and its trade balance, its fiscal rule committee said on Monday, and suspension of exploration would put fiscal sustainability at risk…

MODEC Confirms FPSO FEED for Exxon's Uaru Oil Field Offshore Guyana

Nov 01, 2022

Japanese floating oil and gas production systems provider MODEC has signed a contract to perform Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for an FPSO vessel for ExxonMobil's “Uaru” oil field development project offshore Guyana.The FEED contract…

Petrobras Finds Oil in Sepia Area. Oil Column Described as One of Thickest Ever in Brazil

Oct 31, 2022

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has found oil at the Pedunculo well, located in the northwest of the Sépia offshore oil field, around 250 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The well was drilled at a water depth of approximately 2…

Shell Hires Helix for Well Decommissioning Work Offshore Brazil

Oct 31, 2022

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. has secured a deepwater well decommissioning contract with Shell in Brazil.The scope of work includes plug and abandonment services on subsea wells located in the Bijupira and Salema fields. Helix will supply the Q7000 riser-based well intervention vessel…

ExxonMobil Makes Two More Oil Finds at Guyana's Stabroek Block

Oct 26, 2022

ExxonMobil has made two new discoveries at the Yarrow-1 and Sailfin-1 wells on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.The discoveries, which are the eighth and ninth this year, will add to the block’s previously announced gross discovered recoverable…

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