Offshore South America News - page 115


Chariot, Azilat reach farm-in deal off Brazil

Aug 20, 2014

Chariot Oil & Gas Brazilian subsidiary signed a farm-out agreement with AziLat subsidiary AziBras Exploração de Petróleo e Gás Ltda. on blocks BAR-M-292, BAR-M-293, BAR-M-313 and BAR-M-314 in the Barreirinhas Basin, offshore Brazil. AziLat…

Pre-salt Brazil orders for FMC

Aug 19, 2014

FMC Technologies is to provide another five subsea manifolds for Brazil's Petrobras for its pre-salt fields located offshore Brazil. The order represents the balance of the 16 subsea manifolds ordered under a frame agreement signed in 2013…

Dolphin awarded seismic contract in South America

Aug 15, 2014

Dolphin's M/V Sanco Sword. Image from Dolphin. Dolphin Geophysical has been awarded a contract extension of approximately 50 days on an ongoing 3D seismic project in South America. 'We are…

Suriname offer deepwater blocks

Aug 15, 2014

Staatsolie, Suriname’s state-oil company, is offering three deepwater blocks through a competitive bid round. The blocks for bid include offshore blocks 58, 59 and 60, which lie east of Suriname in the Suriname-Guyana basin. The Suriname…

BP sanctions Juniper off Trinidad

Aug 13, 2014

BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (BPTT) announced the sanction of its Juniper offshore gas project off the southeast coast of Trinidad. The project will involve the construction of an unmanned platform and associated subsea infrastructure…

Petrobras strikes more pay at Jupiter

Aug 13, 2014

Petrobras confirmed more hydrocarbon pay was found at the Jupiter prospect in the Santos basin pre-salt block BM-S-24 offshore Brazil. Map of Jupiter area. Image from Petrobras News Agency The…

BHI international rig count for July 2014

Aug 11, 2014

Baker Hughes issued the July 2014 international rotary drilling rig count last week, showing a total of 1382 rigs operating outside the US & Canada. International activity in July was up 38 rigs from the 1344 rigs drilling in June 2014…

Petrobras sinks bit on Libra

Aug 07, 2014

Petrobras announced drilling has started on the first exploration well on the Libra pre-salt area in the Santos basin offshore Brazil. Drilling on Libra, discovered in 2010, and estimated to contain 8-12 billion boe, comes as marine production…

What will it take to develop offshore heavy oil?

Aug 01, 2014

The Mariner development concept. Images from Statoil.  The Mariner heavy oil field took 40 years, 12 oil companies, five seismic surveys, and 18 exploration/appraisal wells to get to where it is today…

Ativatec makes its mark in Brazil’s deepwater intervention sector

Aug 01, 2014

Daniel Camerini at Ativatec’s workshop at UFRJ’s Technology Center in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Claudio Paschoa.  Claudio…

Sampling the pre-salt

Aug 01, 2014

Internal and external rupture disks. Photos from Halliburton.  Halliburton’s Antônio Mataruco…

BPZ Energy spuds Corvina well off Peru

Jul 31, 2014

BPZ Energy spud the CX15-7D development well in the Corvina field in Block Z-1, offshore Peru, on 29 July 2014, the company announced today. BPZ Energy plans to drill to 8500ft depth and expects operations to complete in October. BPZ…

Rosneft, PDVSA enter offshore agreements

Jul 30, 2014

Rosneft and PDVSA entered into a cooperation agreement to implement offshore projects in the Rio-Caribe and Mejillones blocks, which is phase II of the Mariscal Sucre project. Both companies expressed interest to reach an agreement on key technical requirements…

Archer secures Peregrino extension

Jul 25, 2014

Statoil's Brazilian business unit has exercised the first of two options to extend its contract with Archer for the provision of platform drilling management services on the Peregrino field development. The original contract was for a fixed four-year term…

Petrofac announces new VP

Jul 24, 2014

Pedro Vergel joins Houston-based Petrofac Training Services (PTS) as vice president of the Western Hemisphere for Petrofac Training, a newly-created role. Vergel will be responsible for PTS operations in Europe and the Americas as the…

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