Petrobras News

Specialist Lawyers Flag Potential Lawsuits against Petrobras after Asset Sales Suspension

Mar 06, 2023

Petrobras could face lawsuits for breach of contract after the company halted planned asset sales at the request of Brazilian leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's government, specialist lawyers said on Friday.Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

After Delay, BW Energy Expects Closing of Petrobras' Oil Field Acquisition in Q2 2023

Mar 17, 2023

Oslo-listed oil and gas company BW Energy said Thursday the process to acquire Petrobras' interests in Golfinho and Camarupim deepwater oil fields and the related FPSO from Saipem was about to resume.In June 2022, BW Energy signed an agreement…

Petrobras Partners with Fugro for Pioneering Remote ROV Survey

Mar 15, 2023

Dutch offshore survey firm Fugro and Brazil's national oil company Petrobras have completed what they say is Brazil's first-ever remote subsea inspection survey.Fugro said that the technology trial was carried out with the aim of minimizing risk and improving sustainability during inspection…

BW Energy's Brazilian Oil Field Purchase Faces Delay Amidst Petrobras' Divestment Program Review

Mar 02, 2023

Oslo-listed oil and gas company BW Energy said its planned acquisitions of Petrobras' working interest in Golfinho and Camarupim deepwater oil fields, and the related FPSO from Saipem, were facing delays as a Brazilian ministry has ordered a review of Petrobras divestment program…

Petrobras, Shell to Look for Joint Offshore Drilling Opportunities

Mar 10, 2023

Brazilian state-run company Petrobras and international oil major Shell will work together to identify potential opportunities to explore for and produce crude and natural gas, Petrobras said on Thursday. Under a memorandum of understanding signed by the companies…

Petrobras, Equinor to Evaluate Seven Wind Projects Offshore Brazil

Mar 06, 2023

Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras and Norwegian energy provider Equinor on Monday said they signed an agreement to evaluate development of seven wind projects offshore Brazil.The proposed projects would deliver a combined capacity of 14…

Petrobras 'Pre-salt' Geologist Tapped to Head E&P

Jan 30, 2023

The new Chief Executive of Brazil's Petrobras, Jean Paul Prates, has picked geologist Mario Carminatti to head the oil company's exploration and production division, people with knowledge of the information said on Friday.As the company's chief geologist…

New Petrobras CEO Says to Drive Energy Shift while Expanding Oil and Gas

Jan 27, 2023

The new chief executive of Petrobras told employees the oil company will drive Brazil's transition to renewable energy, while keeping its oil and gas expansion on track.The first remarks by Jean Paul Prates as CEO, in a video to employees, mark a strategy shift for the state-run firm…

Petrobras' Next CEO Seen Overseeing Strategic Shift with Renewables Focus

Jan 03, 2023

The nomination of a Brazilian senator and longtime energy consultant to lead Petrobras suggests President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva wants the state-run firm to pivot to more renewable energy projects.Since 2019, Petroleo Brasileiro SA has doubled down on deep…

Report: Brazil's Petrobras CEO Resigns as Ministry Chooses his Successor

Jan 04, 2023

The chief executive of Brazilian oil company Petrobras, Caio Paes de Andrade, has informed the board of directors of his resignation, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.The resignation comes shortly after the country's…

Brazil: Petrobras Launches Tenders for Atapu, Sepia FPSOs

Dec 28, 2022

The Brazilian oil company Petrobras has launched a tender for the supply of two FPSOs for the shared reservoirs of Atapu and Sépia, with bids expected to be received in July 2023 and production to start in 2028. The offshore production units…

Petrobras Starts Production from Itapu Offshore Oil Field via P-71 FPSO

Dec 21, 2022

The Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras has started oil production from the P-71 FPSO in the Itapu field, in the Santos Basin pre- salt area, 200 km offshore Rio de Janeiro. The P-71 FPSO can process up to 150,000 barrels of oil and 6 million m3 of gas per day…

Prosafe Wins Bid for 650-day Offshore Accommodation Deal with Petrobras. Eyes More North Sea Work

Nov 28, 2022

Prosafe, an Oslo-listed provider of offshore accommodation rigs for the energy industry, said Friday it had been selected as the winning bidder for a 650-day firm period contract by Petrobras using its Safe Zephyrus rig, starting in May 2023…

Lula to Start Job Interviews for Petrobras Overhaul, Sources Say

Nov 21, 2022

Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva begins interviews this week with candidates to run oil firm Petrobras, people familiar with the talks said, kicking off what may be a rocky few months for the state-controlled company.Lula…

Siem Offshore Loses Another Vessel Case Against Petrobras

Oct 19, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has lost a case against Petrobras in Brazil over a late vessel delivery and will have to pay around $8 million.Siem Offshore said Wednesday that its Brazilian subsidiary, Siem Offshore do Brasil…

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