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Brazil: Petrobras, PetroRio Complete Frade Field Transaction

Feb 08, 2021

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has sold its 30 percent stake in the Frade offshore oil field to PetroRio. With the completion of the transaction, PetroRio now fully owns the field, located in the Campos Basin, north coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro…

Guyana Terminates Taiwan Office Deal amid China Pressure

Feb 05, 2021

Guyana on Thursday abruptly terminated an agreement with Taiwan to open an office in the South American country, hours after China urged Georgetown to 'correct their mistake.'Taiwan's foreign ministry earlier on Thursday said it had signed an agreement with Guyana on Jan…

Report: Keppel Submits Lowest Bid to Build FPSO for Petrobras' Buzios Field

Feb 04, 2021

A consortium led by Singapore-based Keppel Shipyard Limited offered Brazil's Petrobras the lowest price to build a floating platform for Buzios, Latin America's second-largest oil field, three people close to the competition said.Keppel offered to build P-78…

PGS Completes Seismic Survey over 17th Round Blocks in Brazil's Campos Basin

Feb 03, 2021

Norwegian seismic surveyor PGS has informed it has completed the survey of additional open acreage to complete PGS coverage of the emerging plays of the outboard Campos Basin, offshore Brazil.Per PGS, the survey, carried out by the Ramform Titan seismic vessel…

TMC to Deliver Air Compressors for Equinor's Bacalhau FPSO

Feb 03, 2021

TMC has won a contract to supply the marine compressed air system to the Bacalhau FPSO that Japan's MODEC is building for Equinor. The deal is one of TMC's biggest ever orders.TMC will supply the FPSO’s complete compressed air system consisting of several large offshore screw compressors…

Petrobras Receives Three Offers in FPSOs Tender

Feb 02, 2021

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras received offers from three consortia looking to build the company's first in-house platforms in more than seven years, the company said on Tuesday.In a release, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known…

Petrobras Sells Stake in Peroá Cluster

Feb 02, 2021

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has agreed to sell its share in Peroá Cluster to companies OP Energia and DBO Energia for up to $55 million.Petrobras will sell its interests in the mature gas fields Peroá and Cangoá, and in the concession BM-ES-21 containing the Malombe Discovery…

Petrobras' Top Corruption Buster to Step Down

Feb 02, 2021

The chief compliance officer at Brazil's Petrobras is planning to step down in March, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters, in what would be the third exit by the state-owned oil firm's top corruption buster in three years.Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

Petrobras Strikes Oil at Urissanê Well, Off Brazil

Jan 29, 2021

Brazilian oil firm Petrobras has said it has identified the presence of hydrocarbons in the wildcat well in the block C-M-411, in the pre-salt region in the Campos Basin, off Brazil.The well 1-BRSA-1377-RJS, informally known as Urissanê, is located approximately 200 km from the coast…

Report: Samsung, Hyundai, Daewoo Gearing Up for Petrobras FPSO Tender

Jan 28, 2021

Three consortia including Asian shipyards are preparing to compete to build Brazil’s Petrobras’ first two in-house platforms in more than seven years, according to four people familiar with the tender who declined to be named as the information is private…

Petrobras' Oil Reserves Dropped 8% in 2020

Jan 27, 2021

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras ended 2020 with proven reserves of oil, condensate, and natural gas of 8.816 billion barrels, it said in a securities filing on Tuesday, down about 8% from the previous year.The company said its replacement rate was 29% of last year's production…

Hess Allocates 41% of Budget for Offshore Guyana Developments

Jan 25, 2021

Oil and gas producer Hess Corp on Monday forecast a small drop in output and set a $1.9 billion budget for 2021, most of which will go to Guyana, touted as one of the most important new oil and gas discoveries in the last decade.The company has been relying on its investment in offshore Guyana…

PetroRio Nears Full Takeover of Frade Offshore Field. Decom Costs Cut

Jan 22, 2021

Brazilian oil company PetroRio has received regulatory approval to acquire a 30% stake in the Frade oil field in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil from Petrobras.The company expects that the procedures for the assignment of 30% interest to PetroRio will be completed in the upcoming days…

Exxon Strikes Out at Hassa-1 Offshore Guyana

Jan 15, 2021

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Friday that its latest exploration well in the prolific Stabroek block off Guyana's coast did not find oil in its target area, the second setback to its drilling campaign in recent months.Exxon, which operates the Stabroek…

Shell Farms Into Offshore Block in Argentina

Jan 14, 2021

Oil and gas giant Shell has agreed to farm into the CAN 100 block, offshore Argentina, currently jointly owned by the Norwegian energy firm Equinor and Argentina's YPF.In October 2019, Equinor farmed into the YPF CAN 100 block and agreed to take over the operatorship…

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