Offshore South America News - page 162


C-MAR wins FMEA contract

Jul 11, 2013

C-MAR Group announced that it won a contract, worth over $500,000, to carry out Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) surveys and trials on Maridive Group vessels for the next five years. The agreement covers 16 Maridive DP vessels to be serviced from C-MAR’s Singapore…

FloaTEC Singapore Pte Ltd. mates Petrobras P-61

Jul 10, 2013

FloaTEC mates P-61 modules FloaTEC Singapore Pte Ltd. mated the topsides and hull of Petrobras P-61, Brazil’s first tension-leg wellhead platform (TLWP) near the BrasFELS yard in Angra dos Reis, southern Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil…

FPSO Cidade de Paraty beginning production from the Lula Nordeste field

Jul 10, 2013

Cidade de Paraty in production FPSO Cidade de Paraty went on stream, beginning production from the Lula Nordeste field in the Santos Basin presalt play. It is about 300km off Brazil, in the northeast corner of Block BM-S-11. The FPSO can process up to 120…

RWE Dea signs agreement with Petronas Suriname E&P BV

Jul 10, 2013

RWE in Suriname RWE Dea signed a farm-in agreement with Petronas Suriname E&P BV, acquiring 40% interest in Block 52 off Suriname. The block is in the Guyana-Suriname Basin 120km off the northeast coast of South America in 100-1,000m deep water and has potential in Upper Cretaceous strata…

Five FPSO orders for IHC Merwede

Jul 10, 2013

IHC Merwede has announced that it has signed two new contracts for the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) delivery of offloading system packages for five FPSO vessels (floating production storage and offloading). The first…

Vallourec opens R&D center in Rio

Jul 09, 2013

Vallourec today announces the inauguration of a new Research Center in Rio de Janeiro, in the presence of Philippe Crouzet, chairman of Vallourec's Management Board. Due to be operational by October 2013, the Rio Center will focus on all pre-salt activities of the Group…

US$1.6bn of pipelay support contracts for Subsea 7

Jul 08, 2013

Subsea 7 is to build and operate three flexible pipe-lay support vessels (PLSV) for Petrobras under three five-year contracts worth about US$1.6 billion. The contracts include project management, engineering and installation of flowlines…

Honeywell chosen for gas processing off Brazil

Jul 03, 2013

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, was contracted by PNBV, a subsidiary of Petrobras, to supply UOP Separex™ membrane systems to process natural gas aboard four FPSOs. The vessels will process natural gas extracted from Petrobras’ Lula pre-salt oil reserves…

Petrobras hits production record in May

Jul 03, 2013

Oil and natural gas production in May On May 18, 2013, Petrobras set a new pre-salt production record, with output of 322,100 bo/d. 11,000 bo/d up from the previous record of 311,500 bo/d  set on April 17, 2013. In addition to encouraging figures for pre-salt production…

FMC wins Petrobras contract

Jul 03, 2013

FMC Technologies, Inc. received an order from Petrobras for the supply of subsea trees for its pre-salt fields, located offshore Brazil. The value of the award is estimated at $500 million and represents the call-off of the remaining value of the $1…

Rosneft, PDVSA join forces

Jul 02, 2013

Russia's Rosneft and Venezuela's PDVSA struck a deal concerning the implementation of projects offshore Venezuela. The agreement calls for the two companies to conduct joint studies evaluating technical and economic viability of offshore gas and condensate production in Venezuela…

Five-year pipelay charter for Subsea 7

Jul 02, 2013

Subsea 7 has been awarded a US450million contract by Petrobras for the use of the Seven Pheonix pipelay vessel for five years. The vessel has operated for Petrobras for several years and is currently under contract with the Brazilian oeprator…

Semborp lands two more jack-up orders

Jul 01, 2013

Sembcorp Marine’s PPL Shipyard has won two orders for turnkey contracts worth a total US$417million from Mexico's Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro. The orders are for the construction of two jack-up rigs, scheduled for delivery at end July 2015 and end of third quarter 2015…

Drilling rigs in Brazil

Jun 27, 2013

In mid-April, there were 122 offshore drilling rigs in Brazil, including 29 under construction and 93 others: 26 drillships, 52 semisubmersibles, 8 jackups, and 7 platform rigs. The status of the rigs not under construction: 77 drilling, 8 on workovers…

BHP signs PSCs off Trinidad

Jun 21, 2013

Trinidad and Tobago announced the signing of four production sharing contracts (PSCs) with Australia's BHP Billiton for four deepwater blocks that the company had previously won in December during the country's 2012 deepwater bid round. On…

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