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Shell Wants to Build Offshore Wind Farms in Brazil

Mar 21, 2022

Shell announced on Friday it has applied for a license from Brazil's environmental agency Ibama to generate offshore wind power in six areas in the country.The six projects are located in the Brazilian states of Piaui, Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul. The total installed capacity of the projects will be 17 gigawatts.The studies on the areas are set to begin early this year…

Petrobras Extends Reservoir Characterization Services Contract with CGG

Jun 30, 2022

French oil and gas seismic data firm CGG said Thursday it had secured a four-year contract extension for its dedicated reservoir services center for Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.'[CGG's] in-house team of reservoir characterization specialists…

Brazil: High-ranking Technocrat Tapped for Petrobras CEO Job

Apr 07, 2022

Brazil's government on Wednesday tapped Jose Mauro Coelho, a high-ranking technocrat with expertise in the nation's oil and gas sector, as the next chief executive of state-run oil company Petrobras.The appointment comes amid a hectic several days for Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

Seismic Firm PXGEO Charters Eidesvik Offshore's 'Subsea Viking'

Mar 02, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Eidesvik Offshore has won a contract with the seismic survey company PXGEO under the master time charter agreement for the Subsea Viking vessel. Ediesvik said that the contract would start 'ultimo April 2022,' in direct continuation of the existing stand-by contract…

Atlanta Field Drilling: Enauta Agrees Contract Extension for Alpha Star Offshore Rig

Feb 28, 2022

Brazilian oil company Enauta said Friday that it had exercised the option for the Alpha Star drilling rig to drill two wells for Atlanta’s Full Development System, in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.As previously reported, Enauta said earlier…

Brazil Has Oil. Exxon Can't Seem to Find It

Feb 14, 2022

Exxon Mobil Corp has bet billions of dollars on offshore drilling in Brazil, an area it once abandoned and now sees as key to its future.But five years into its comeback, the U.S. oil giant has yet to make a major oil discovery as an operator…

Suriname Will Give Brazil's Petrobras Priority in Oil Exploration - Bolsonaro

Jan 21, 2022

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that Suriname will give Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras priority in the exploration of oil and gas reserves recently discovered off-shore.Bolsonaro spoke by webcast to supporters in Brazil from Paramaribo…

Brazil, Guyana, and Suriname In Energy Alliance Push

Jan 20, 2022

The heads of state of Brazil, Guyana, and Suriname this week will take the first steps toward forging an infrastructure that would better share the neighboring South American countries' energy and natural resources.Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro…

Brazil: Equinor Awards Long-term Charters for Solstad PSV Duo

Dec 06, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has awarded Solstad Offshore new long-term charters for two platform supply vessels in Brazil.Solstad said Monday that Equinor had awarded it new deals for the Far Scotsman and the Sea Brazil platform suppliers…

No Plans to Join OPEC, Brazil's Energy Minister Says

Nov 17, 2021

Brazil has no plans to join the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for now, although it is working with the producer group, its energy minister said on Wednesday.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said in 2019 he wanted his country to join OPEC…

Malaysian FPSO Firm Yinson Signs $5.2B LoIs with Petrobras for IPB FPSO Charter and Operations

Nov 15, 2021

Malaysian FPSO supplier Yinson has signed two letters of intent with Brazilian oil company Petrobras for the charter, operations, and maintenance of Integrado Parque das Baleias (“IPB FPSO”), a floating, production, storage, and offloading vessel in the North Campos Basin…

BW Energy: No Formal Decision on Petrobras' Assets Buy

Sep 27, 2021

Oslo-listed oil and gas company BW Energy, responding to press speculation, said Monday it had not made any formal decision to buy any of Brazil-based Petrobras' assets.BW Energy said it had noted the press speculation regarding the possibility of BW Energy acquiring the Golfinho field in Brazil…

Exxon Investing in Brazil's Offshore Fields to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Aug 19, 2021

Exxon Mobil Corp sees its investments in Brazil's offshore helping the company achieve a goal of lowering carbon emissions in its oil and gas production, country head Juan Lessmann said on Wednesday.Exxon's board is considering a pledge to cut…

MSS Wins Libra Consortium Contract in Brazil

Jun 21, 2021

Maersk Supply Service reports winning a solutions project contract for the Libra Consortium in Brazil for the pre-lay of anchors to a newbuild FPSO in Brazil, a project integrating engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI)…

Shearwater Hires DOF Subsea's Vessel, ROV for OBN Survey in Brazil

May 25, 2021

Marine seismic contractor Shearwater Geoservices has awarded subsea support vessel operator DOF Subsea a vessel and an ROV contract for seismic support work in Brazil.DOF Subsea's Skandi Neptune vessel will support Shearwater's Ocean Bottom Node seismic campaigns on Petrobras' Jubarte…

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