Buzios News

How Brazil's $26 Bln TOR Auction Works

Oct 16, 2019

Brazil's Senate passed the main text of a bill late on Tuesday defining the distribution of proceeds from a blockbuster auction of oil prospecting rights, a key milestone for the enormous offshore region known as TOR - the 'transfer-of-rights' area…

Brazil's New Dawn

Oct 10, 2019

Brazil’s offshore oil and gas sector: it’s complicated, challenging and rife with opportunity.Brazil today is seeing offshore activity increase, production is on the rise, and its government has made significant strides to remove obstacles for investment…

FPSO Boom to Challenge Supply Chain

Jul 29, 2019

Surging numbers of orders for floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSO) may already be straining the supply chain, including shipyards in Asia, a report out of the United States suggests.Around two dozen FPSO contracts are about to enter “decision gate”…

Floater Sector Active Despite Market Volatility

Jul 08, 2019

Activity in the floating production sector has not been slowed by the recent volatility seen across global oil markets, according to a recent report by World Energy Reports (WER).Brent oil, which had reached as high as the mid $70 range earlier this year…

Petrobras Interested in Two TOR Auction Areas

May 22, 2019

Petroleo Brasileiro said on Tuesday it is interested in exercising its preferential right to tender in two areas in an auction of excess oil from the so-called 'transfer of rights' (TOR) area, according to a company filing.The Brazilian state…

Brazil Sets Parameters for Mega Oil Auction

May 10, 2019

Brazil's national energy council on Thursday published updated parameters for a massive oil auction scheduled for later this year, including minimum levels of profit-sharing with the government, while also urging a shakeup in the refinery sector…

Cautious Optimism for an Offshore Recovery

May 01, 2019

Much has been made of an expected recovery for offshore. We share that optimism. We think there will be around 20 final investment decisions (FID) for floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO), nearly 60 subsea projects and a total of 330 trees going ahead this year…

Brazil Transfer-of-rights Area: What's Next?

Apr 11, 2019

Brazil's government and state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA have settled a long-running dispute about one of the world's most promising offshore oil areas, clearing the way for a blockbuster auction later this year.The national…

Petrobras P-77 FPSO Starts Production

Mar 19, 2019

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Tuesday it had started production at its P-77 platform, its fourth platform to enter operations in the Buzios field within the pre-salt region of Bacia de Santos.Petrobras, as the company is known…

Petrobras Kicks Off Third Buzios FPSO

Feb 21, 2019

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA  (Petrobras) has started producing oil and gas from the P-76 FPSO in the Búzios field in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.The oil and gas company said that with a daily capacity to process up to 150…

Global discovered offshore volumes at lowest since 1940s

Jan 18, 2017

Total 2016 offshore discovered liquids resources reached only slightly below 2.3 billion bbl, 90% lower than in 2010, according to Norwegian consultancy Rystad.  Furthermore, Rystad says total global discovered volumes (oil and gas combined) are their lowest since the 1940s…

Petrobras cuts capex by 25%

Sep 20, 2016

Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) is once again decreasing its capex by 25%, the company revealed as part of its 2017-2021 business and management plan today (20 September). Libra operations. Image from Petrobras…

FPSOs: On the horizon

Jan 01, 2016

While the oil price has sucked much wind out of the sails of the FPSO industry, work must go on.  And there are still quite a few projects lined up from 2016-2018. Infield Systems presents this list of conversion and newbuild construction projects…

DW: A difficult year for FPSO contractors

Jun 22, 2015

The crash in oil prices has led to a dramatic decline in the number and value of awards for floating production and storage offloading (FPSO) units. There have only been three contracts awarded this year; a conversion for the Sankofa-Gye Nyame development in Ghana…

Short-term uncertainties in the deep

May 01, 2015

Infield Systems’ Catarina Podevyn takes a look at recent oil price movements and market conditions on the deepwater (500m+) capex spending up to 2019. Olympus platform in deepwater US Gulf of Mexico…

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