Offshore South America News - page 119


Cidade de Itajai arrives

Jan 02, 2013

Cidade de Itajaí (Photo: OOG)OOG-TNK unit arrives at Brazil's Santos BasinThe FPSO Cidade de Itajaí has arrived in the Santos Basin, Petrobras announced on 2 January 2013.The OOG-TKP vessel arrived on 29 December and will be connected to…

EMGS has signed

Jan 01, 2013

EMGS has signed a US$12 million data acquisition contract extension with Brazil’s Petrobras. Data acquisition is underway and should be completed by the end of this month.

Ultra-deepwater ships poised to join the fleet

Jan 01, 2013

The Atwood Advantage dockside at Daewoo’s yard in South Korea.The newest ultra-deepwater drillships joining the fleet this year will be capable of working in 12-14,000ft (3658-4267m) water depths and drilling to 40,000ft. Ultra-deepwater…

Statoil joins Brazil license

Dec 27, 2012

Peregrino Platform (Photo: Øyvind Hagen / Statoil)Statoil works out $40M Espirito Santo farm-in Statoil has acquired 25% interest in Espirito Santo license BM-ES-22A off Brazil, the company announced on 27 December 2012.Brazilian mining…

Court sides with ConocoPhillips

Dec 26, 2012

Court says Ecuador unlawfully seized blocksConocoPhillips' wholly owned subsidiary, Burlington Resources Inc., has received a favorable decision in the international arbitration filed against Ecuador. The Tribunal, constituted under the…

Acoustic positioning

Dec 07, 2012

Sonardyne International will supply 6G subsea acoustic positioning technology for Petrobras' Guará-Lula Nordeste pre-salt developments offshore Brazil. Seatronics placed the order with Sonardyne. Seatronics is hiring the equipment to Subsea 7…

Petrobras cheers Muriú find

Dec 05, 2012

Map of Muriú prospectPetrobras makes 4th find off Sergipe-Alagoas Petrobras has made a fourth oil discovery in the ultra-deepwater Sergipe-Alagoas basin offshore Brazil, the company announced on 5 December 2012.Tests confirmed the presence of light oil in the Calumbi formation…

Petrobras cancels rig order

Nov 30, 2012

Petrobras cancels rig contract with Ocean Rig Petrobras has cancelled a leasing contract with Ocean Rig, the Brasilian NOC announced on 29 November 2012.Petrobras had announced in February that it planned to lease five drilling rigs…

Saipem nets $500M in drilling contracts

Nov 27, 2012

Saipem has won new onshore drilling contracts worth approximately $500 million, the company announced on 23 November 2012.Saipem will utilize 13 rigs, three of which will be new purpose-built units, for work in Saudi Arabia, South America and Kazakhstan…

Chevron hits NY Comptroller with ethics complaint

Nov 27, 2012

Thomas DiNapoliChevron has filed a complaint with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics against state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in connection with the company's ongoing litigation in Ecuador, Chevron announced 20 November 2012…

Upstream spend up sharply in 2010

Nov 20, 2012

Global upstream spending ballooned by 47% in 2010, driven by substantial investments in the US and Latin America, IHS reported. In the IHS Herold 2011 Global Upstream Performance Review, the information service said capital spending among 221 oil & gas companies reached $558 billion in 2010…

Southern exposure

Nov 20, 2012

Rolls-Royce is betting big on Brazil, where the company's energy business, recently bolstered by lucrative contracts with Petrobras, is setting up a $100 million-plus purpose-built gas turbine assembly and test facility. Russell McCulley reports…

Pre-salt hose delivery

Nov 10, 2012

Flexomarine is slated to deliver 44 hoses for Modec’s FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba in November. A mix of the floating and subsea varieties, the hoses will be 10.7m long by 500mm in diameter and are meant for the pre-salt Cernambi Sul project in 2300m of water…

Francisco Villagran appointed to Inchcape Shipping Services role of regional operations manager

Nov 10, 2012

Francisco Villagran has been appointed to the new Inchcape Shipping Services role of regional operations manager, Americas, based in Chile.

Having fun with heavy oil

Nov 01, 2012

Some notable heavy oil projects offshore Brazil are entering advanced phases to increase or maintain production. Russell McCulley reports from Rio de Janeiro on the latest developments at three Campos Basin fields – Statoil’s Peregrino, Petrobras’…

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