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Petrobras completes Pitu drilling

Mar 13, 2014

Petrobras announced that it has completed drilling wildcat well 1-BRSA-1205-RNS (Pitu), located in the Potiguar Basin. The results confirm the discovery of intermediate oil as previously announced to the market on 17 Dec 2013. The Pitu well sits at a water depth of 1731m…

dGB opens office in Brazil

Mar 12, 2014

Dutch seismic interpretation solutions provider dGB Earth Sciences has opened an office in Rio de Janeiro because of the growing market for seismic interpretation solutions in South America. The company's open-source seismic interpretation platform…

Global Briefs OE March 2014

Mar 10, 2014

Shell quits Alaska: Royal Dutch Shell will discontinue its 2014 plans for drilling offshore Alaska. Shell’s U-turn on Alaskan drilling follows a profit warning and a court judgment, raising “substantial obstacles” to the company’s plans for drilling in the Chukchi Sea…

SeaBird wins new 2D seismic deals

Mar 06, 2014

Norway-based SeaBird Exploration announced that its Osprey Explorer vessel was awarded a contract in South America with a major oil company.  The US $9million contract is expected to last about75 days and will commence in March. The…

CERA14: Colombia raises offshore profile

Mar 05, 2014

Colombia’s offshore is not as widely explored as its conventional onshore space. The country, which has many resources including coal bed methane and even shale, is making a bigger push for offshore exploration. Colombia’s Vice Minister of Energy for the Ministry of Mines and Energy…

Fairmount delivers semisub to Singapore

Feb 28, 2014

Fairmount Marine has safely delivered rig ENSCO 5002 in Singapore. The rig was towed from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, via Cape Good Hope, by tug Fairmount Expedition. ENSCO 5002 is a 1975 built 70m long and 61m wide semisubmersible drilling rig…

Noble rig stabilized after tilt

Feb 28, 2014

Noble Corp.’s drilling rig, Noble Paul Wolff (pictured), experienced a “ballast control incident” off Brazil at 1 a.m. local time, the company reported 28 Feb 2014. The rig’s crew has secured the well, and Noble said that measures are underway to resolve the matter…

New CFO for Rockhopper

Feb 27, 2014

Falklands explorer Rockhopper Exploration has appointed Stewart MacDonald Chief Financial Officer, with effect from 10 March 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Stewart, who is 33, was a director in Rothschild's global oil and gas group…

Petrobras to drill offshore Colombia

Feb 26, 2014

Petrobras Colombia Ltd. will drill the Orca prospect in the Tayrona-1 (Tayrona Occidental) block off Colombia's Caribbean coast in 2Q 2014. The company will move a rig from Brazil to spud the Orca-1 exploration well in water about 600m deep off the Guajira peninsula…

Petrobras pre-salt output rises

Feb 25, 2014

On 20 Feb, oil production in fields operated by Petrobras in the Santos and Campos Basin pre-salt accumulations rose to 407,000bpd, a record daily output. It has taken eight years to achieve this level of output since initial discovery in 2006…

Sapinhoa well onstream

Feb 25, 2014

Well 9-SPS-77 is now online with a production rate of 33,000bpd, Petrobras announced. Another production well is set to start by the end of 1Q 2014. Located in the Sapinhoá oil field, Block BM-S-9 of the Santos Basin presalt area, the well is in around 2118m of water…

Floating production to reach $130B

Feb 25, 2014

Energy Maritime Associates (EMA) predicts US$130 billion will be spent on floating production units by 2018. A report by the Society of Petroleum Engineers said that continued expansion in the use of subsea production technologies, coupled…

i-Tech inks Petrobras contracts

Feb 20, 2014

Subsea 7 today announced through its i-Tech division two awards by Petrobras for remote intervention services with a combined value in excess of US$90 million. The contract scope is for the provision of two remotely operated vehicles…

Petrobras inks Helix deal

Feb 12, 2014

Houston-based Helix Energy Solutions is to provide Petrobras with well intervention services for a minimum four years, using two new-build vessels. The two new monohull vessels, being built at the Flensburger shipyard in Germany for Norway’s…

Activity OE February

Feb 11, 2014

GE Oil & Gas opens Brazilian logistics base With an area of 590,000sq. ft and investments that exceed US$100 million, GE’s base in Niteroi in the state of Rio de Janeiro was designed primarily to load and unload installer ships. These vessels carry heavy equipment…

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