Offshore South America News - page 119


EMGS sells Brazil EM data

Dec 04, 2015

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has announced that the company has entered into a data licensing agreement with an international oil company for the provision of 3D EM data from the multi-client data library over the Foz de Amazonas and Ceara basin in Brazil worth a total of US$ 4.1 million.

Belize moves to ban exploration in reef areas

Dec 04, 2015

The Belize government has approved a policy that will legally ban offshore exploration in all seven areas that make up the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage area, according to global heritage organization UNESCO. The decision…

Petrobras chairman resigns

Nov 30, 2015

Petrobras announced that its chairman, Murilo Pinto de Oliveira Ferreira, who was in leave of absence since 14 September, 2015, presented his resignation. Luiz Nelson Guedes de Carvalho, who was performing the duties of the chairman since 14 September…

Rockhopper, Falkland Oil and Gas to merge

Nov 24, 2015

Rockhopper Exploration has agreed a deal to take over fellow Falklands explorer Falkland Oil and Gas (FOGL). The move will make the combined company the largest North Falkland Islands license and discovered resource holder with a material working interest in all key licenses in the area…

Keeping up with safety valve reliability

Nov 17, 2015

Ben Lake, of Weatherford, discusses how rigorous testing and validation are essential for ensuring safety valve reliability and performance. As the last line of defense in protecting life, property, and the environment, subsurface safety…

SBM receives Petrobras FPSO tenders

Nov 16, 2015

SBM Offshore received a formal invitation from Brazilian giant Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) to tender for the Sépia and Libra floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs). Brasa shipyard…

Petrobras appoints new ombudsman general

Nov 13, 2015

Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) has announced the board of directors’ approval of the appointment of Mário Vinícius Claussen Spinelli as the Petrobras’ new ombudsman general. As disclosed on 15 May 2015, Petrobras approved the restructuring of the ombudsman general’s office…

Petrobras declares Sépia Leste viable

Nov 13, 2015

Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) has declared Sépia Leste in the Santos basin pre-salt area to be commercial with an estimated 130 MMboe recoverable resources, offshore Rio de Janeiro. Map of the Sépia field…

Weatherford, Maersk Training enter partnership

Nov 12, 2015

Weatherford Secure Drilling Services and Maersk Training have entered a strategic partnership to enhance scenario-based training and competency for critical wells. The training will provide Weatherford, operator and rig-crew personnel with…

Premier lines up Sea Lion contractors

Nov 12, 2015

UK-based independent Premier Oil says it has lined up key 'world class' contractors to provide the vessel and infrastructure for its Falklands Islands Sea Lion development, after completing pre-front end engineering and design on the project…

Atwood inks GoM, Brazil contracts

Nov 11, 2015

Atwood Oceanics has announced two contract activities in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and offshore Brazil. The Atwood Advantage. From Atwood Oceanics. An Atwood Oceanics subsidiary…

Noble Corp. linked to Petrobras scandal

Nov 05, 2015

Noble Corp. is the latest major oil and gas company to be linked to the Petróleo Brasileiro’s (Petrobras) Lava Jato bribery and corruption scandal, the offshore driller revealed in a regulatory filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission…

Petrobras appoints new chair

Nov 05, 2015

Brazil’s Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) has appointed Segen Farid Estefen as the chairman of the board for its subsidiary company Petrobras Distribuidora, until 31 January 2016. Estefen is replacing Clovis Torres Jr., who announced his resignation earlier this week…

Fugro Aquarius delivered

Nov 04, 2015

Fugro has taken delivery of the new ROV support vessel (RSV) Fugro Aquarius.     The new DP-2 diesel-electric vessel is 83m is length with a deck area of 520sq m and accommodation for 60 people…

Petrobras affected by oil strike

Nov 04, 2015

Amid being the center of a major, worldwide bribery and corruption scandal, Brazil state-run oil company Petróleo Brasileiro’s (Petrobras) operations are being affected by the oil workers’ unions strike, and at the same time, the company received the resignation of one of its board members…

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