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Petrobras Eyes Global Expansion as Brazil Hopes Fade, Sources Say

Jun 01, 2023

Brazil's Petrobras may look abroad for future growth, two sources with knowledge of the state-run firm's plans told Reuters, after environmental regulators dashed its hopes of exploring near the Amazon River where it had aimed to make its first major domestic oil discovery in over a decade…

Lula Doubts Petrobras Oil Project in Amazon Basin Would Hurt Environment

May 23, 2023

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday said he finds it 'difficult' to believe that oil exploration in the Amazon basin would cause environmental damage to the region's rainforest, the largest in the world. Brazil's environmental…

Petrobras Contemplates Plan B Amid License Delays for Amazon River Basin Drilling

May 04, 2023

Brazil's Petrobras may move a rig it has installed to drill at the mouth of the Amazon River Basin to another location if it does not obtain a long-awaited environmental license to start operations there, an executive said on Monday.The remarks…

Petrobras' Efforts to Drill in Brazil's Foz do Amazonas Block Stalled by License Issues

Dec 16, 2022

Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is struggling to get a license that it needs to drill the ultra-deep waters of the Foz do Rio Amazonas Basin this year as planned, a source close to the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Petrobras…

Eletrobras, Shell Mull Co-investment in Brazil Offshore Wind Power

Dec 15, 2022

Brazilian power company Eletrobras and Shell have signed a cooperation agreement to exchange information as they mull a potential co-investment in offshore wind power in the South American country, Eletrobras said on Thursday.The move marks another step for Shell in the sector in Brazil…

License to Drill: PetroRio Gearing Up for Frade Field Drilling

Apr 26, 2022

Brazilian oil company PetroRio has received regulatory approval to drill new wells at the Frade field, offshore Brazil.PetroRio said that the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (“Ibama”) had granted it the…

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…

Brazil's Enauta in Exclusive Talks with Yinson for "New" Atlanta Field FPSO

Aug 26, 2021

Brazilian oil company Enauta said Thursday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysia's FPSO specialist Yinson for direct and exclusive negotiation of FPSO supply contracts for the 'Definitive System' of the Atlanta field in the Santos Basin…

Petrobras to Take Over Six BP's Ultra-deepwater Blocks in Brazil

Apr 07, 2021

Brazil's national oil company Petrobras has agreed to take over BP's entire stakes in six ultra-deepwater blocks, located offshore northern Brazil.The blocks are situated some 120 km from the state of Amapá, in what Petrobras said was a high…

Brazil: Total Transfers Foz do Amazonas Block to Petrobras

Sep 28, 2020

French oil major Total will transfer its rights in five blocks in Foz do Amazonas Basin off Brazil to Brazil's national oil company Petrobras, and exit the basin.To remind, Total earlier in September announced its decision o give up operatorship over the five exploration blocks in ultra-deep waters…

Brazil: Total Gives Up on Foz do Amazonas Offshore Blocks

Sep 07, 2020

French oil major Total has given up operatorship over five exploration blocks located in the Foz do Amazonas Basin, offshore Brazil.'Total announces that it has notified its partners on August 19 about its resignation from its role of operator for five exploration blocks…

A Push for Better Offshore Water Treatment

Jun 28, 2019

Changing environmental regulations around the world will have an impact on how the offshore industry handles produced water.Typically, offshore operators treat their produced water so it can be discharged back into the ocean, although there…

Shell Confirms Oil Leak in Brazilian Waters

Dec 11, 2018

A small amount of crude oil belonging to Royal Dutch Shell Plc leaked during a ship-to-ship oil transfer in Brazilian waters last month, the company confirmed to Reuters on Monday.About 200 milliliters of crude were released on Nov. 30 during the maneuver…

Total Denied Permit to Drill Amazon Basin

Dec 07, 2018

Brazil environmental regulator Ibama on Friday said it had denied a permit to French oil major Total SA to drill in the environmentally sensitive Foz do Amazonas Basin for a fifth and final time.Ibama said in a statement that it agreed with…

Total Invites Activists to Drilling Site Off French Guyana

Dec 11, 2018

Total invited environmental activists on Tuesday to visit a planned offshore drilling site in French Guyana and said the project would not endanger coral reefs in the region.The firm said it was ready to start exploration around 150 km (93 miles)…

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