Offshore South America News - page 160


Deepwater drivers

Oct 18, 2013

A high level of investment creates an opportunity for new entrants into the pipelay vessel market, says Douglas Westwood’s Singapore-based analyst Thom Payne. About 32,000km of offshore pipelines are expected to be installed over the next five years…

Oceana chooses Ulstein for PSV designs

Oct 18, 2013

Oceana Offshore will be building two platform supply vessels (PSV) with an option for two additional vessels based on the PX105 design from Ulstein. The vessels will be built at the new yard, Oceana Shipyard in Itajai, Brazil, and are scheduled for delivery in April and May 2016…

Asset integrity – a global perspective

Oct 11, 2013

Atkins’ Ramsay Fraser looks at offshore asset integrity assessment techniques and how acceptance criteria depend on geographic region. Evaluation of the integrity of an offshore structure is one of the four key functions of an integrity…

Anadarko seismic vessel detained

Oct 11, 2013

The government of Guyana says the Venezuelan navy has detained the crew of a seismic acquisition vessel in waters disputed by the two South American nations. The Panama-flagged RV Teknik Perdana was acquiring a multi-beam geophysical survey in the Roraima concession block…

Altium, SKA announce partnership

Oct 10, 2013

Shangai's Altium Limited, recognized for its Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design, and embedded software development, announced a strategic partnership with Brazil-based reseller SKA Group. SKA, one of Brazil's largest resellers of Dassault Systems and SolidWorks products…

Production buoy technology boost

Oct 08, 2013

Two projects aiming to develop small unmanned production facilities for use on marginal fields have been given a boost.  Unmanned Production Buoy (UPB), based in Banchory, near Aberdeen, has signed a memorandum of understanding with engineering firm AMEC to provide engineering…

Petrobras’ P-55 sets sail

Oct 07, 2013

Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) completed its semisubmersible P-55 floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel nearly six years after it was contracted. It passed testing and certification in the Rio Grande dock (ERG-1). The…

Brazil qualifies 11 for pre-salt bid round

Oct 04, 2013

On Oct.1, Brazil's National Petroleum Agency (Agência Nacional do Petróleo, ANP) said that 11 companies were registered and qualified to bid for pre-salt licenses at the upcoming Santos basin auction. The ultra-deepwater Libra field is estimated…

Fugro begins Brazil project

Oct 04, 2013

Under a contract recently awarded by Repsol Sinopec Brasil, Fugro is to provide geophysical, geotechnical,and metocean services to support the development of Block BM-C-33 off Brazil and its associated export route(s). The multidisciplinary project includes a marine survey campaign…

GDF Suez wins LNG work off Uruguay

Oct 03, 2013

GDF SUEZ signed a 15-year BOOT (build, own, operate and transfer) contract with Gas Sayago SA for LNG storage and regasification services in Uruguay.  The GNL del Plata plant is located offshore in the Punta Sayago area, near Uruguay's capital Montevideo…

String of Falkands deals

Oct 03, 2013

Premier and Rockhopper Exploration plc have signed a heads of agreement with Falkland Oil and Gas Limited (FOGL) to farm-in to licences PL004a and PL004c, conditional on the completion of this morning’s announced combination of FOGL and Desire Petroleum plc…

Shell's BC-10 phase 2 in production

Oct 02, 2013

Shell announced that production has begun from the second development phase of the Parque das Conchas (BC-10) project, located off Brazil’s southeast coast. The BC-10 project is comprised of several subsea fields which are tied back to the Espírito Santo FPSO vessel…

Cameron wins Lula FPSOs supply

Oct 01, 2013

Cameron was awarded the contract to supply SBM Offshore with gas processing packages for floating production, storage & offloading (FPSO) vessels to be used at the Lula field, located in Brazil’s offshore pre-salt area. The FPSOs, Cidade de Maricá and Cidade de Saquarema…

Prysmian wins Petrobras umbilicals job

Oct 01, 2013

Petrobras awarded Prysmian Group a contract worth approximately US$260 million for umbilicals. The award is related to a previous frame agreement covering 360km of umbilicals, most of it to be used in pre-salt fields. The contract comes…

BPZ spuds well off Peru

Sep 30, 2013

Drilling has begun on Houston-based BPZ Energy's A-18D development well at the Albacora field platform, located off Peru in Block Z-1. Drilling and completion is expected to take up to 12 weeks. Targeted depth of the well will be approximately 12…

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