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Statoil increases Colombian stake

Sep 04, 2014

Statoil moved to increase its presence offshore Colombia through two farm-in agreements with Spain’s Repsol, the Norwegian explorer announced on 4 September 2014. Statoil will acquire a 10% stake in the Petrobras-operated Tayrona…

Sinergeo to represent Polarcus in Brazil

Sep 03, 2014

In order to expand its Brazilian business, Polarcus has teamed up with Sinergeo for the management of Polarcus do Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. With the addition of Marcelo Fonseca and Marcos Gallotti to the company’s management team, Polarcus…

FET in Brazilian multi ROV contract

Sep 03, 2014

Vard Holdings Ltd. awarded Houston-based Forum Energy Technologies (FET) a contract for eight remotely operated vehicles (ROV) systems. FET will supply eight Perry XLX 150HP work-class ROVs that will be mobilized on four new-build pipeline…

Breaking barriers

Sep 01, 2014

Jerry Lee discusses new and improved drill bit designs and technologies with several leading companies. Rising energy demand has resulted in the need to reach reserves in more complex formations. The more complex the formation, the more…

Well control for pre-salt production efficiency

Sep 01, 2014

Baker Hughes has been developing completion technology and well control with Petrobras in deepwater ever since its first intelligent completion system contract in the early 2000s. Claudio Paschoa found out more. Baker…

A look at Ceona’s Polar Onyx PLSV

Sep 01, 2014

Claudio Paschoa takes a look at Ceona’s vertical pipelay vessel, Polar Oynx, now serving Petrobras offshore Brazil. Polar Onyx  in the Storfjord in Norway. Photo from Norsk Skipsfarts Forum. With…

Point by point: The business of FPSOs

Sep 01, 2014

In advance of OE’s 2014 Global FPSO Forum, Managing Editor Audrey Leon spoke with Peter Lovie, Senior Advisor, Floating Systems for Peter M Lovie PE, LLC, and program chair for Global FPSO Forum; Arjan Voogt, MARIN USA; and Bruce Crager, Endeavor Management…

Stinger technology aims to optimize pre-salt drilling

Sep 01, 2014

Claudio Paschoa discusses Stinger conical diamond technology with João Pedro Tocantins, Senior Product Engineer from Schlumberger’s Smith Bits.  The CDE, centrally placed in a PDC drill bit cutting structure…

Making an entrance

Sep 01, 2014

Alan Thorpe examines the latest pipelaying vessels debuting on the market.  The Ceona Amazon leaving Cryst Shipyard in Poland. Photo from Ulstein.   Two new pipelayers for…

Havyard breaks into Brazil

Aug 29, 2014

Havyard is to deliver the ship design and equipment for four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels that are to be built and operated by the Brazilian shipping company and shipyard group Grupo CBO. The contract has been entered into by Havyard Design & Solutions…

Ecuador joins World Energy Council

Aug 27, 2014

Ecuador formally joined the World Energy Council as a member country last Friday, 22 August. In a ceremony in Quito, hosted by Dr. Esteban Albornoz Vintimilla, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, the World Energy Council formally…

Petrobras, Foro partner on laser drilling technology

Aug 26, 2014

Petrobras and Foro Energy signed a technology cooperation agreement (TCA) for high power laser drilling research and development. The program with the Leopoldo Americo Miguez de Mello Research & Development Center (CENPES) will focus on developing…

Petrobras contracts WGK for subsea projects

Aug 26, 2014

Wood Group Kenny (WGK) has won two contracts with a total value of over US$2 million with Brazilian operator Petrobras.  In the first, Wood Group Kenny has begun a conceptual engineering study of two alternatives of pipeline heating systems for the Petrobras pre-salt Lapa field…

ABS to class ultra deepwater offloading unit

Aug 25, 2014

Houston-based ABS has been selected to class the Remora HiLoad dynamic positioning (DP) BR loading unit, a second generation of the HiLoad DP system that connects to and keeps conventional tankers in position during crude oil offloading from floating production installations…

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…

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