Paschoa, Claudio

Paschoa, Claudio

Claudio Paschoa is a Brazil-based correspondent for Offshore Engineer and Marine Technology Reporter.
• Email: claudio.paschoa@maritimemail.com

Equinor Betting Big in Brazil

Feb 13, 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor is continuously solidifying its position in Brazil.Indeed, Equinor is considering participating in the upcoming tender of the surplus oil of the “Onerous Assignment”, which saw Petrobras awarded a certain pre…

Sete to Sell Drilling Units for the Pre-salt

Feb 06, 2019

Sete Brasil was created in 2010 to manage the construction of 28 drilling units in Brazilian shipyards to fulfill Petrobras contracts to drill its pre-salt plays, at a time when Petrobras unrealistically planned to be the sole pre-salt operator…

Petrobras: 'A New Era Begins'

Feb 01, 2019

The new year began with a new government in Brazil and a new management controlling the national oil and gas company Petróleo Brasileiro. There are changes on the horizon for the company commonly known as Petrobras, but its new president Roberto…

Project Azul Phase II Ready to Launch

Jan 30, 2019

The massive Libra pre-salt area, which was originally believed to contain at least volumes of between 8 billion and 12 billion boe, started production at the end of 2017. Located within the Santos Basin, over 200 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro…

Decommissioning in Brazil: The New Frontier

Jan 16, 2019

With the oil and gas market heating up in Brazil, many foreign service providers are looking to set up shop in Brazil with an eye on new opportunities.Although the South American country's main attraction will continue to be exploration and production (E&P) in post-salt and pre-salt acreage…

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…

SISTAC: Brazil´s Homegrown Subsea Service Provider

Dec 28, 2018

Sistac is an established local offshore service provider in two subsea areas (ROV and Diving), along with its distinguished position as a pioneer in rope access services, which only enhances their value and importance to the national offshore growth effort…

Brazil Offshore Vessels: Year in Review

Dec 26, 2018

As the year comes to a close it is interesting to examine some of the latest developments in the offshore and maritime markets in Brazil. Data from National Union of Marine and Offshore Construction and Repair Industry (SINAVAL) shows a number…

Hybrid Riser Tackles the Deepwater Pre-salt

Dec 19, 2018

The Brazilian oil and gas market has begun to heat up again with the resumption of the pre-salt block tenders, leading a range of service companies to gear up to offer a variety of new technologies aiming to help operators overcome the technological…

Petrus: Brazil's Local IMR Specialists

Dec 05, 2018

Specialized offshore services provider Petrus Group was founded in Macaé, on the North Coast of Rio de Janeiro, the acknowledged oil capital of Brazil in 2009, during the oil boom caused by the early pre-salt discoveries. The company has since grown steadily in Brazil…

High Hopes for Campos Basin

Nov 28, 2018

Although much of the hype surrounding the Brazilian oil and gas market is directed toward the Santos Basin pre-salt, recent and older pre-salt discoveries in existing areas and on recently-awarded blocks within Campos Basin offer significant…

Leak-free ROV Tooling for Deepwater Operations

Nov 21, 2018

As the Brazilian oil and gas market emerges from a four year crisis, with expanded oil block tenders including the high quality/high yield pre-salt plays desired by most major IOCs, new subsea solutions are required to increase operational efficiency while decreasing costs…

Mero Field: Ultra-Deepwater Challenges

Nov 13, 2018

A range of cutting-edge technologies, including specialized drilling equipment, custom subsea systems and purpose built floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units, help Brazilian national operator Petrobras and its partners tackle…

Petrobras Increasing Research Investments

Nov 07, 2018

As Brazilian national operator Petrobras and major international oil companies (IOC) target decreasing exploration and production (E&P) costs, especially at deepwater pre-salt plays in Brazil, increased investment will be funneled to research…

Seismic From Below

Oct 08, 2018

Seabed Geosolutions’ Ocean Bottom Seismic & Manta OBNThe acquisition of seismic data using nodes placed on the sea floor, Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) and its use in deep water with Ocean Bottom Nodes (OBN) have been growing rapidly in recent…

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