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Long series for IHC Merwede

Nov 07, 2013

Over recent months, IHC Merwede’s Offshore Division has been successful in securing orders for the design, engineering and construction of a total of 10 pipe-laying vessels. These vessels will be built in the covered hall at the IHC Krimpen facility…

Global Briefs: November 2013

Nov 07, 2013

Transboundary may head to committee The US Senate bill ratifying the US-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement, S. 812, is reportedly on its way to a conference committee. The Senate’s version of the bill, passed last month (October)…

CGG back in Gulf of Mexico

Nov 07, 2013

CGG has been selected to carry out a large high-end seismic acquisition survey in the Gulf of Mexico on behalf of Pemex.  The survey, in Mexican waters, is phase 5 in Pemex’s Centauro program, the largest ever proprietary 3D wide-azimuth program to be conducted worldwide…

Tanks installed on Caribbean FLNG project

Oct 31, 2013

Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd. (WOM) successfully completed the installation of the three LNG storage tanks into the hull of the Caribbean FLNG project. The project’s barge deck and topsides will now be installed. The Caribbean FLNG project…

OTC Brasil: Corporate marriages

Oct 31, 2013

A partnership between companies is a lot like a marriage: some are good, some are strained. That was the tenor of a Wednesday morning panel discussing perspectives on E&P in the South Atlantic that included operators Petrobras, Total, Shell…

OGX announces new board member

Oct 30, 2013

OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações S.A.’s (OGX) board of directors has nominated Gilberto Carvalho Lima as exploration officer of OGX. Lima joined OGX in 2011. Lima has more than 35 years of experience in the oil industry, having held…

OTC Brasil: Innovation and sustainability

Oct 30, 2013

Innovation was a key theme at the opening plenary at OTC Brasil 2013 this week. Renato Bertani, CEO of Barra Energia do Brasil and president of the World Petroleum Council discussed how innovation has changed the oil and gas industry for the better…

Petrobras to use Subsea 7 ROVs

Oct 30, 2013

Subsea 7 SA's i-Tech division has been awarded a contract by Petrobras worth about US$60 million. The contract is for the provision of ROV’s and underwater positioning services on board the platform supply vessel (PSV) Far Saga, operating offshore Brazil…

Petrobras charters Carioca FPSO

Oct 30, 2013

Petrobras, the operator for the BM-S-9 consortium, announced that the company's affiliate, Guará BV, has signed a letter of intent to charter, through Modec Inc. and Schahin Petróleo e Gás S.A., an FPSO for use in production development of the pre-salt layer in the Carioca area…

Deepwater construction vessels: Brazil with a pinch of (pre) salt?

Oct 29, 2013

By Thom Payne, Douglas-Westwood Singapore Last week’s auction for production rights to Brazil’s 12 billion bbl Libra field has dominated industry headlines. However, despite years of media and market analyst hyperbole the scale of Petrobras’…

Total sanctions field development in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Oct 24, 2013

Paris-based Total today announced that it has made the final investment decision to develop the Vega Pleyade field offshore Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Total, as operator with 37.5% working interest, will develop both natural gas and condensate…

Brazil's Libra block winners announced

Oct 23, 2013

The consortium comprised of Petrobras, Shell, Total , CNPC and CNOOC secured the right to develop Brazil’s Libra block at the single-bid auction held  in Rio de Janeiro on October 21. The Libra block is located in the Santos Basin ultra deep waters in the pre-salt polygon…

Bureau Veritas classes Brazil’s largest FPU

Oct 22, 2013

Petrobras’ P-55 Floating Production Unit (FPU), the largest and the first of this kind entirely built in Brazil, is on its way to the Roncador field, Campos basin, where it will be installed in a water depth of 1,790m.  The column-stabilized semisubmersible has a capacity of 180…

Shell consortium wins 35-yr PSC for Libra pre-salt

Oct 21, 2013

A consortium of companies, including Royal Dutch Shell plc, Petrobras, Total, CNPC and CNOOC, won today a 35-year production sharing contract to develop the giant Libra pre-salt oil discovery located in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. The Brazilian regulator…

Petrobras extends Subsea 7 PLSV contract

Oct 21, 2013

Subsea 7 has been awarded to new contracts for pipelay support vessels with Petrobras worth an estimated US$600 million. The contracts are for operation of the pipelay support vessels (PLSVs) Seven Mar and Seven Condor on a day rate basis for approximately three years…

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