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Roxtec Provides Safety Services for Petrobras FPSO

Jan 29, 2019

Multinational petroleum corporation Petrobras turned to cable and pipe seals specialist Roxtec for verification of the cable and pipe transits on board the P-68 floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) in a Brazil shipyard before final approval from the classification society…

Equinor Cleared to Extend Åsgard A Production

Jan 28, 2019

Equinor’s application to prolong the technical lifetime for the Åsgard A facility in the Norwegian Sea has been approved by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, extending production up to 12 years longer than was originally planned.The Åsgard A floating production…

Changing the Rules of the Game in Africa

Jan 24, 2019

Africa's offshore oil and gas potential remains largely unexploited, and 2019 may turn out to be a good indicator on whether countries with shallow-, deep- and ultra-deepwater hydrocarbon resources can make headway in attracting exploration and production investments…

Santos Boosts Van Gogh Production

Jan 22, 2019

Australian producer Santos announced Tuesday that it has achieved first oil from the Van Gogh infill project, marking the completion of a two-well program to increase production from the field.The Santos-operated Van Gogh field is one of three…

Petrobras 2018 Production Shy of Target

Jan 16, 2019

Petroleo Brasileiro produced an average of 2.03 million barrels per day (bpd) in Brazil last year, the oil company said in a statement on Tuesday, just below the company's target of 2.1 million bpd.Petrobras' total production of oil and natural gas was 2…

​​​​Petrobras Wants to Operate 3 Blocks in 6th Pre-salt

Jan 14, 2019

Brazil state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Monday it plans to exercise its preferential rights to operate three blocks in the next pre-salt deep water auction, due later this year, under a production-sharing contract scheme.In a statement…

Three Nominated to Petrobras Board

Jan 14, 2019

Brazil's government on Monday nominated three new board members for state-owned oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), amid accusations that new CEO Roberto Castello Branco was pushing to oust board members.The nominees are Eduardo Bacellar Ferreira…

New Petrobras Chief Wants to Oust Board Members

Jan 11, 2019

The new chief executive of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA is pushing for the ouster of two of the state-controlled oil company's board members, three people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.Roberto Castello Branco is seeking the resignation of two Petrobras board members…

Oil Spill from Espadarte Field FPSO

Jan 08, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. announced there was an oil spill on January 2 from its chartered floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Cidade de Rio de Janeiro, in the Espadarte field offshore Brazil.Petrobras said approximately 4…

SeaRose FPSO Production Remains On Hold

Jan 07, 2019

Oil production continues to be suspended at the SeaRose FPSO, about 350 kilometers east of St. John’s for the last 50 days. There’s no information on when production will resume.Production was suspended and shutdown began on November 16 after two spills -  an estimated 250…

ExxonMobil Spuds Exploration Well Offshore Guyana

Jan 07, 2019

ExxonMobil said Monday it has begun drilling the first of two planned wildcat wells offshore Guyana in January.The Stena Carron drillship is drilling the Haimara-1 exploration well, which is located 31 kilometers east of the Pluma-1 discovery in the southeast Stabroek Block…

BW Gets Extension for Polvo FPSO

Jan 04, 2019

BW Offshore announced Firday it has secured another one-year extension for the lease and operation of the floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) Polvo in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.The agreement signed with PetroRio extends the firm period from Q3 2019 to Q3 2020…

A 'Chicago Boy' Takes the Reins at Petrobras

Jan 04, 2019

Depending on who you ask, Roberto Castello Branco, the new chief executive of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA, will either save the indebted oil major - or strip it to the bone.Tapped by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who took power on Tuesday…

Brazil’s Oil and Gas Market Revival in Numbers

Jan 03, 2019

Brazil’s oil and gas sector related businesses traded about R$22 billion (about US$5.6 billion) in the last two years. This figure from the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) was presented during a ceremony on the balance of advances in the sector…

Total Starts Production at Egina Oilfield

Jan 02, 2019

Total SA said on Wednesday it had started production from the Egina oilfield off Nigeria's coast, part of a shift by the French energy firm towards deepwater oil and gas projects to its drive cashflow.Output from Egina, which is located in waters about 1…

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