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Challenger Energy Bids for AREA OFF-3 Offshore License in Uruguay

Jun 05, 2023

Oil and gas company Challenger Energy said Monday it had submitted a bid for and expected to win the rights to the AREA OFF-3 license offshore Uruguay, the sole remaining available block offshore Uruguay.All other offshore exploration licenses are held by energy majors Shell and Apache and YPF…

Trinidad Asks US for Changes to Venezuela Offshore Gas Project License

Jun 02, 2023

Trinidad and Tobago is requesting the U.S. government amend the terms of a license authorizing the joint development of a promising offshore gas field with Venezuela, the Caribbean nation's energy minister said on Thursday.The United States…

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…

Almirante Barroso FPSO Starts Production at Búzios Offshore Field

Jun 01, 2023

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has started production from Almirante Barroso FPSO in the Búzios field, offshore Brazil.The FPSO has the capacity to produce up to 150 thousand barrels of oil and 6 million m³ of gas per day.FPSO Almirante Barroso…

Petrobras, TotalEnergies, Shell, Others, Pen Production Sharing Contracts for Blocks Offshore Brazil

May 31, 2023

Brazilian oil firm Petrobras on Wednesday signed Production Sharing Contracts for offshore blocks, awarded in the Open Acreage under Production Sharing Regime – 1st Cycle held by Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP) in December 2022.Petrobras…

Petrobras Confirms Filing Request for License to Drill in Amazon Mouth River, Denies Reports on Expected Timeline

May 31, 2023

Brazilian oil firm Petrobras denied media reports claiming that the oil company expected to obtain the environmental license to drill a well in the FZA-M-059 block, offshore Brazil, in up to six months.As previously reported, Brazil's environmental…

Venezuela, Trinidad to Continue Talks on Joint Development of Dragon Offshore Gas Field

May 26, 2023

Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago will continue negotiations on jointly developing a dormant offshore natural gas field, with a meeting scheduled for mid-June in Caracas, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Officials from both governments last met in March in Venezuela…

Petrobras Challenges Ibama's Decision to Reject Amapá Offshore Drilling Application

May 24, 2023

Brazilian oil company Petrobras said Wednesday it would file a request later this week with Brazil's environmental protection agency Ibama to reconsider the decision to deny the environmental license to drill an exploratory well in block FZA-M-059…

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…

Exxon Says Guyana Insurance Dispute Could Cut Revenue $350M/Month

May 22, 2023

Exxon Mobil Corp on Friday said an ongoing dispute over oil-spill insurance in Guyana could halt production at its first offshore platform there, cutting revenue by about $350 million per month.A Guyanese court this month found Exxon in breach…

Lula's Coalition Roiled by Decision to Block Petrobras' Amazon Mouth Drilling Project

May 19, 2023

A decision by Brazil's environmental regulator to block state-owned oil company Petrobras' Amazon oil project has exposed tensions in President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's coalition between green advocates and those prioritizing economic development…

Aker Solutions to Provide Dynamic and Static Subsea Umbilicals for ExxonMobil's Uaru Project

May 19, 2023

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction firm Aker Solutions said Friday it had won a sizeable contract from ExxonMobil to provide dynamic and static subsea umbilical for the Uaru project in Guyana. Aker Solutions defines a sizeable contract as between NOK 0…

Brazil: Petrobras Makes Hydrocarbon Find in Santos Basin's Aram Block

May 17, 2023

Brazilian oil company Petrobras said Wednesday it had discovered hydrocarbons in the Santos Basin pre-salt, in an appraisal well in the Aram block.The well 3-BRSA-1387D-SPS is located 260 km from the city of Santos-SP, at a water depth of 1…

SBM Offshore Picks M.A.R.S. for Sustainable Decommissioning of FPSO Capixaba

May 17, 2023

Modern American Recycling Services Europe, A/S (M.A.R.S.) has been awarded a contract by SBM Offshore for dismantling and green recycling of SBM Offshore’s FPSO Capixaba. The FPSO Capixaba is 362 m long, with a Light Displacement Tonnage of 54…

TotalEnergies Confirms Suriname Offshore Oil Deal

May 15, 2023

French oil major TotalEnergies said Monday it had, with its partners, signed Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) on Blocks 6 & 8 with Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname (Staatsolie), the State-owned oil company of Suriname.Blocks 6 and 8 were awarded…

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