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Brazil's Offshore Oil Workers Chilled by Coronavirus Outbreaks

Jul 13, 2020

On Friday, May 1, two workers on the PXA-1 offshore platform owned by Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras checked into the facility's infirmary complaining of headaches and fever-like symptoms.Another Petrobras employee fell visibly ill the following day, three workers from the platform told Reuters.The sickness spread further in the subsequent days, stoking anxiety among the 45 workers onboard…

Norway-linked Firms Might Bid for Petrobras' Golfinho Field Offshore Brazil

Jul 10, 2020

Norway's BW Offshore Ltd and DBO Energy are among the firms mulling a bid for Petrobras' Golfinho oilfield cluster, two sources said, as Brazil's state-run oil company seeks to re-spark its asset sale program in the wake of this year's crude price crash…

Petrobras Sells Three Shallow Water Fields in Potiguar Basin, Brazil

Jul 10, 2020

Brazil's Petrobras has said it has signed an agreement to sell its entire stake in three offshore oil fields in Potiguar Basin to Ouro Preto for $1.5 million.The fields in question are the Pescada, Arabaiana, and Dentão fields located in shallow waters of the Potiguar Basin (Pescada Cluster)…

After Sumitomo, Another Japanese Firm Takes Stake in Yinson's Brazil FPSO Project

Jul 09, 2020

Malaysian FPSO specialist Yinson has welcomed another Japanese investor to its Marlim 2 FPSO project. Yinson is building the Anna Nery FPSO (conversion from Falcon VLCC) to be deployed at Petrobras Marlim II project offshore Rio de Janeiro, under a 25-year lease contract…

Rystad: FPSO Contract Awards to Rebound in 2021 after Poor 2020

Jul 08, 2020

Norway-based energy intelligence firm Rystad Energy said Tuesday it didn't expect any new FPSO orders this year, however, it expects the situation will improve next year when it foresees seven new FPSO to be ordered.'Hit by the second industry downturn in five years…

Petrobras to Launch Tender for Brazil's Biggest Ever FPSO

Jul 08, 2020

Petrobras is preparing to launch a tender to build Brazil's largest-ever oil platform, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, as the state-controlled oil firm pushes ahead with ambitious plans to boost deepwater production.Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

Petrobras Starts Decommissioning Offshore Platform in Campos Basin

Jul 07, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has said it has started decommissioning works on the P-12 semi-submersible production platform in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil.The 1983-built platform is located at the Linguado field, 83 km from Cabo de…

Saipem to Install Subsea Equipment at Petrobras' Buzios Field

Jul 06, 2020

Italian oilfield services company Saipem has been awarded a $325 million contract by Petrobras for the installation of a rigid riser-based subsea system to serve the Búzios pre-salt project.The Búzios-5 overall production system foresees the interconnection of 15 wells to the FPSO in two phases…

ABB Solutions for Yinson's Marlim 2 FPSO

Jul 06, 2020

Swiss-based technology giant ABB will provide electrical, control, and telecommunication solutions for Malaysia-based Yinson's new FPSO - Anna Nery. Once delivered, the FPSO will be deployed at Petrobras' Marlim 2 oil field offshore Brazil.'Leveraging…

Petrobras Considers LNG Units for Pre-salt's Natural Gas

Jul 06, 2020

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras is considering installing offshore units to liquefy the growing natural gas production from the so-called pre-salt area, the company's emissions and climate change manager said during a webinar on Friday…

Petrobras: 10,000 People Accept Voluntary Buyouts

Jul 02, 2020

Some 10,000 employees of Brazil's Petrobras, or 22% of its workforce, have accepted voluntary buyouts, Chief Executive Roberto Castello Branco said on Wednesday, as the state-run oil company intensifies its quest to slim down and refocus on core businesses…

SBM Offshore Secures $600M Loan for FPSO Sepetiba Construction

Jul 01, 2020

Dutch FPSO supplier SBM Offshore has closed a US$600 million bridge loan facility for the financing of the construction of FPSO Sepetiba (formerly known as Mero 2) destined for deployment in Brazil with Petrobras.SBM Offshore said the loan was…

Shearwater GeoServices to Shoot Seismic for CGG in Brazil

Jul 01, 2020

Norwegian seismic survey company Shearwater GeoServices has received an award by the French seismic data company CGG for the Brazil Nebula survey extension.'We are pleased to see this award by CGG and look forward to continuing the work by Shearwater crews in Brazil…

Brazil's Oil Industry Sees COVID-19 Impact Until the End of 2021

Jun 30, 2020

Brazil's oil industry expects a recovery in domestic demand in the next months driven by growing China imports, but the negative effects of COVID-19 are expected to last through the end of 2021, lobbying group IBP said in a note on Tuesday.Consumption could drop by more than 10%…

Petrobras Selling Stake in Tartaruga Field

Jun 30, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has put up for sale its stake in the Tartaruga field in the shallow waters of the Sergipe Alagoas basin.The Tartaruga field is located in Area SES-107D Concession, in which Petrobras holds a 25% stake, with Maha Energy holding the remaining 75% Participating Interest…

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