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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…

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)…

Eight OSD Systems to Petrobras

Nov 28, 2018

Sea-state monitoring firm Miros Group is set to supply eight Oil Spill Detection (OSD) systems to Brazilian oil major Petrobras in the world’s largest x-band radar-based OSD surveillance and response contract to date.The agreement is in partnership with Ulstein Belga Marine…

Brazil Ship Collision Reveals Offshore Regulatory Gaps

Nov 28, 2018

Brazil has more than doubled the number of risky ship-to-ship oil transfers this year, but its monitoring of such offshore maneuvers is lax, to a point where a July 2017 collision between two tankers was not reported, according to a Reuters review of government and shipping records…

Perenco Acquires Polo Nordeste Fields

Nov 28, 2018

Petrobras says it reached a USD370mln deal with Perenco to sell its operations in the Polo Nordeste and granted oil 3R Petroleum a 40-year concession to operate 34 oil fields in Bacia Potigar in a deal worth USD453mln.According to a press release…

2018: Exploration outlook, wells to watch

Dec 28, 2017

It’s a smaller, more focused exploration world as we start 2018. Elaine Maslin discusses the main themes for 2018 with Wood Mackenzie’s Andrew Latham (First published in the January 2018 OE, access full issue here). Deepwater is very…

Petrobras plans 4D seismic over Lula field

Nov 07, 2014

Brazilian national oil company Petrobras announced that they will install a permanent 4D seismic monitoring system at the 1500sq km Lula field, in the pre-salt Santos basin. Four-dimensional seismic encompasses time, in addition to the three dimensions of space…

OGX begins Campos basin production

Dec 17, 2013

On 4 Dec 2013, OGX Petroleo e Gas SA , Brazil's second-largest oil company by market value, began production in the Tubarão Martelo field, located in the BM-C-39 and BM-C-40 blocks, through the horizontal well TBMT-8H. On 29 Nov 2013…

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