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Petrobras: Four Board Members to Step Down Following CEO Ousting

Mar 03, 2021

Four board members at Brazil's Petrobras will step down at the end of their terms, the company said on Tuesday night, another sign of turmoil at the helm of the state-run oil producer.Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known…

AqualisBraemar Takes Care of Petrobras Shuttle Tankers' DP

Feb 25, 2021

Brazilian national oil company Petrobras has hired AqualisBraemar to perform DP acceptance and annual trials for their DP shuttle tanker fleet operating in Brazil over the next three years.Under the contract, AqualisBraemar will carry out trials…

Petrobras, SBM Offshore Sign LoI for Giant Búzios Field FPSO

Feb 25, 2021

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has signed a letter of intent with Dutch FPSO supplier SBM Offshore for the delivery of an FPSO to be deployed in the Búzios field in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.SBM Offshore will be responsible for the engineering…

Petrobras Board Calls for Meeting to Oust CEO

Feb 24, 2021

The board of Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras on Tuesday called an extraordinary shareholders' meeting, a move that all but guarantees the exit of Chief Executive Roberto Castello Branco.In a statement, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is officially known…

Report: SBM Offshore Only Bidder for Petrobras' Mero 4 FPSO

Feb 24, 2021

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras received only one proposal, from Dutch SBM Offshore, in a bid to contract construction of the Mero 4 oil platform [FPSO] in the Santos Basin pre-salt, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters…

Samsung Heavy Settles Brazil Graft Investigation for $149M

Feb 23, 2021

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries agreed to pay 812 million reais ($148.56 million) in a leniency deal with Brazilian authorities to settle corruption investigations, federal prosecutors said late on Monday.On its website, the…

Premier Oil, Chrysaor Merger Gets Approvals from Regulators in UK, Mexico

Feb 23, 2021

UK-based oil company Premier Oil said Monday that all of the regulatory conditions relating to its merger with Chrysaor 'have now been satisfied and all of the requisite anti-trust approvals have been received.'Premier oil said following receipt of notice from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA)…

Enauta Resumes Output from Atlanta Field after Corrosion-Induced Halt

Feb 22, 2021

Brazilian oil and gas company Enauta has resumed production from its Atlanta offshore oil field, in the Santos Basin, in Brazil.Enauta, previously known as Quireoz Galvao, had in November 2020 announced the 'preventive suspension' of Atlanta field’s production…

Brazil's President Bolsonaro Nominates Retired Army General as Next CEO of Petrobras

Feb 22, 2021

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's nominee to lead state-run oil company Petrobras said on Saturday the company needs to find 'balance' in fuel pricing, considering the impact on shareholders, investors, sellers and consumers.Joaquim Silva e Luna…

Report: Brazil's President Pressing for Petrobras CEO Resignation

Feb 19, 2021

The chief executive of Brazil's state-led oil company Petrobras is trying to fight off President Jair Bolsonaro's bid to oust him over his insistence on raising gasoline prices in line with international market hikes, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday…

Shearwater to Carry Out Largest OBN Seismic Survey in Brazil

Feb 17, 2021

Marine seismic data acquisition company Shearwater GeoServices has won a contract with Petrobras for deepwater Ocean Bottom Node seismic acquisition for the Tupi and Iracema projects in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil.'This will be the largest OBN seismic survey in Brazil…

Palfinger to Deliver Lifeboats, Cranes for Anna Nery FPSO

Feb 12, 2021

Palfinger has won an order to deliver cranes, lifeboats, a rescue boat, and davits for Malaysia-based Yinson's Anna Nery FPSO, which will, once complete be deployed at Petrobras' Marlim 2 field offshore Brazil.Under the order, Palfinger will…

Offshore Services Firm OceanPact Completes $227 Million IPO

Feb 10, 2021

Brazil maritime services provider OceanPact Servicos Maritimos has concluded a 1.22 billion reais ($226.51 million) initial public offering, according to a securities filing on Wednesday.OceanPact priced the offer at 11.15 reais per share, at the bottom limit of the indicative range of up to 13…

With 28 Bidders Disqualified, Guyana Taps Hess to Market its Crude

Feb 10, 2021

U.S. oil producer Hess Corp has been selected to market two Guyana crude oil shipments as the emerging oil power seeks a permanent partner to handle its share of a major offshore oil find, the country's vice president said on Tuesday.The South…

Sapura Energy Says Brazilian JV Unaffected by Seadrill's Chapter 11 Filings

Feb 09, 2021

Malaysian offshore energy services firm Sapura Energy said that its Brazilian joint venture with Seadrill is not affected by Chapter 11 cases filed by several Seadrill subsidiaries operating in Asia. Sapura Energy said it was responding to media…

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