Offshore South America News


FPSO Newbuild for Petrobras’ Búzios Field Taking Shape in China

Jul 12, 2024

China’s state-owned ZPMC Qidong Marine Engineering has launched the bow section of the P-82 floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, being built by Seatrium for Petrobras’ Búzios field offshore Brazil.The bow section of the N1151 (P-82) FPSO, said to be the world’s largest, exited the dock at ZPMC Qidong Marine Engineering in China on July 11.The FPSO will be the 10th unit to be installed at Petrobras’ Búzios Field…

ABS to Class Seatrium-built FPSO Pair for Petrobras

Jul 12, 2024

Singaporean rig- and shipbuilder Seatrium has tapped the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to class a pair of floating production storage and offloading units (FPSO) being built for Brazil's state-owned Petrobras, the classification society announced…

CIMC to Supply Hulls for Two FPSOs Being Built by Seatrium for Petrobras

Jul 11, 2024

CIMC Raffles, a subsidiary of CIMC Group, has secured engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts from Seatrium for the supply of the hulls for two floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units being built for Brazil’s national oil and gas company Petrobras…

Production Start from FPSO Atlanta Up for Potential Delays

Jul 11, 2024

Oil and gas company Enauta has completed the anchoring of the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit Atlanta at a field in Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. However, the production start from the unit might face delays due to announced…

Shell Greenlights Manate Gas Field Development Off Trinidad and Tobago

Jul 09, 2024

Shell Trinidad and Tobago, a subsidiary of Shell, has taken Final Investment Decision (FID) on the Manatee project, an undeveloped gas field in the East Coast Marine Area (ECMA) in Trinidad and Tobago.Manatee will allow Shell to competitively…

Enauta Cancels Acquisition of FPSO Cidade de Santos from MODEC

Jul 02, 2024

Brazilian oil and gas company Enauta has terminated the contract to acquire the floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) unit Cidade de Santos from MODEC, announced in relation with the acquisition of Uruguá and Tambaú fields from Petrobras…

Petrobras Impacted in Three Oil Fields by Environmental Workers' Strike

Jun 26, 2024

A strike by environmental workers in Brazil is already impacting Petrobras' operations in three offshore oil fields, the state-run firm told Reuters on Wednesday.There have been delays in developing production in the Mero, Buzios and Marlin fields…

Guyana Selects Former Exxon Exec's Firm to Engage with Exxon in Gas Project

Jun 26, 2024

A newly formed company headed by a former Exxon Mobil executive was selected to support the Guyana government and Exxon to create a new independent natural gas development in the country, Guyana's Ministry of Natural Resources said.Fulcrum LNG…

Exxon-led Guyana Oil Group's Net Margin Jumps in 2023

Jun 25, 2024

Guyana's lucrative agreement with an ExxonMobil-led consortium in the South American country last year generated $6.33 billion for the partners, government data showed, yielding a net margin larger than that of chip-maker Nvidia Corp.The trio's combined net margin was 56%…

DOF Scoops Two Vessel Contracts with Petrobras

Jun 24, 2024

Norwegian offshore vessel operator DOF Group has secured two long-term contracts with Petrobras for its Pipelay Support Vessel (PLSV) and the Anchor Handling Support vessel (AHTS).The Brazilian built and flagged PLSV Skandi Niterói is awarded a three-year firm plus option contract…

Fulcrum LNG Set to Help Guyana Develop Its Natural Gas Resources

Jun 21, 2024

U.S. firm Fulcrum LNG was selected to help Guyana develop a plan to design, finance, construct and operate a natural gas processing facility in the South American country, President Irfaan Ali said on Thursday.The company's proposal was selected from among 17 submitted to Guyana for the gas project…

Yinson-Built FPSO En Route to Brazil for Work at Petrobras’ Jubarte Field

Jun 20, 2024

The floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) Maria Quitéria, built by Malaysian FPSO supplier Yinson, has left the shipyard in China and is currently on its way to Brazil, to be deployed at Petrobras’ Jubarte field, located in the Campos Basin…

Oil and Gas Majors Start Next Phase of Pioneering OD OBN Project

Jun 18, 2024

The next phase of the On Demand Ocean Bottom Node (OD OBN) project, involving Sonardyne, Shell, Petrobras and SENAI CIMATEC, has started offshore Brazil, which could result in the development of next generation of geophysical monitoring systems in the offshore oil and gas industry…

Vallourec Hooks Major Deal with Equinor for Equipment Supply off Brazil

Jun 17, 2024

France-based tubular solutions supplier Vallourec has secured a five-year contract with energy giant Equinor for the supply of tubes and connections, accessories, and services for oil and gas fields in Brazil.Vallourec low-carbon OCTG solutions…

Enauta Stops Production at Atlanta Field as Anchoring of New FPSO Enters Final Phase

Jun 13, 2024

Brazilian oil and gas company Enauta has decided to stop production from the Petrojarl I floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) to perform modifications related to selected equipment maintenance after inspections at the process plant at the Atlanta field…

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