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Venezuela Protests Guyana's Auction of Offshore Oil Blocks

Sep 19, 2023

Venezuela's government on Tuesday criticized Guyana's offshore oil bidding round and said companies seeking up to eight blocks will not have rights to explore the maritime areas, which would be subject to international claims.Guyana and Venezuela…

TotalEnergies Hires Jack-up Rig for Fénix Project Drilling in Argentina

Sep 19, 2023

Offshore drilling company Noble Corp. said Tuesday it had won a contract with TotalEnergies, to redeploy the harsh-environment jackup rig Noble Regina Allen for the drilling of three horizontal wells at the Fénix project in southern Argentina…

Geological Connection to Namibia Sparks Offshore Oil Hope in Uruguay

Sep 19, 2023

Uruguay state-run energy firm Ancap is set to agree to final terms for a record number of seven offshore exploration licenses next month, a senior executive told Reuters, as the frontier market lures bets from global players like Shell.To date no oil or gas has been found in Uruguayan waters…

Akselos' Digital Twin Solution Selected for Brazil-bound FPSO

Sep 18, 2023

Digital twin technology firm Akselos has signed a multi-year contract with FPSO-leasing firm Yinson Production, and the Brazilian oil firm Enauta to deploy Akselos' Digital Twin technology on the ABS-classed Atlanta FPSO in Brazil's Santos Basin…

DOF Secures Three Service Contracts with Petrobras Worth Over $260M

Sep 18, 2023

Norwegian offshore support vessel firm DOF said Monday it had won three new service contracts with the Brazilian oil firm Petrobras.'The contracts were originated by a competitive bid process won by DOF and include work within our core service lines for Survey and Inspection…

Brazil Likely to Explore Equatorial Margin for Oil, Finance Minister Says

Sep 18, 2023

Brazil will likely end up exploring the Equatorial Margin for oil but state-run Petrobras should adopt a 'cautious' approach given the need for precautions to protect the environment, Finance Minister Fernando Haddad said on Sunday.The Equatorial Margin is some 2…

Iberdrola Eyes Offshore Wind Development in Brazil

Sep 15, 2023

Spain-based renewable energy giant Iberdrola said Friday that its Brazilian subsidiary Neoenergia had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Rio Grande do Norte to develop studies for offshore wind development in the state's coastal region…

Shell Greenlights Development of Trinidad's Manatee Offshore Gas Field

Sep 15, 2023

Shell has given financial approval for the development of the massive Manatee gas field offshore Trinidad and Tobago, the country's Prime Minister Keith Rowley said on Thursday.Trinidad is Latin America's largest LNG exporter, but its flagship…

Contract Extension Keeps Siem Dorado Vessel Busy Until Late Q2 of 2024

Sep 14, 2023

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has been awarded a contract extension for the multi-purpose support vessel Siem Dorado.The contract extension secures utilization for a period reaching towards the end of Q2 2024.The contract is…

France's TotalEnergies to Begin Drilling at Fenix Field Offshore Argentina in March 2024

Sep 14, 2023

France's TotalEnergies will start drilling at the Fenix field off the southern Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego in March 2024, and expects to start production the following November, Vice President Catherine Remy said.The $700 million…

Petrobras Seeks to be a Top Wind Power Developer

Sep 13, 2023

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras on Wednesday revealed projects to develop offshore wind farms, in a bid to become a top wind power developer.Chief Executive Jean Paul Prates said during an event in Sao Paulo that this week the company…

TotalEnergies to Evaluate $9 Billion Energy Project in Suriname

Sep 13, 2023

TotalEnergies will begin studies for developing a $9 billion oil and gas project at Suriname's most promising offshore area, the French energy firm said on Wednesday during a visit by its CEO to the South American country.CEO Patrick Pouyanne…

TotalEnergies CEO to Meet Suriname's President, Staatsolie Execs

Sep 13, 2023

The chief executive of French oil major TotalEnergies will meet Suriname's President Chan Santokhi on Wednesday to discuss a promising oil project that could inaugurate the South American country's offshore production.Suriname's Foreign Affairs…

Colombia Mulls Making Ecopetrol Mandatory Partner in Offshore Wind Farms

Sep 12, 2023

Colombia's government is considering revising rules to make majority state-run energy company Ecopetrol an obligatory partner in every offshore wind project, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.The Ministry of Mines and Energy will…

Guyana Economy to Expand 38% in 2023 on 'Unparalleled' Oil Growth -IMF

Sep 12, 2023

Guyana's economy will boom again this year as it grows by an expected 38% thanks to 'unparalleled' oil sector expansion, according to a forecast from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released on Monday.The latest 2023 estimate follows real…

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