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Ocean Infinity to Conduct AUV Surveys for Petrobras

Jan 16, 2019

U.S. based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity announced Wednesday that its Brazilian partner has been awarded a contract to provide high-resolution hydrographic mapping services to Brazilian national oil company Petrobras…

​​​​Petrobras Wants to Operate 3 Blocks in 6th Pre-salt

Jan 14, 2019

Brazil state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Monday it plans to exercise its preferential rights to operate three blocks in the next pre-salt deep water auction, due later this year, under a production-sharing contract scheme.In a statement…

New Petrobras Chief Wants to Oust Board Members

Jan 11, 2019

The new chief executive of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA is pushing for the ouster of two of the state-controlled oil company's board members, three people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.Roberto Castello Branco is seeking the resignation of two Petrobras board members…

WoodMac Bullish on Gulf of Mexico

Jan 11, 2019

The outlook for the Gulf of Mexico for 2019 continues to improve.Earlier this week, BP made public plans to expand its Atlantis field, reported new discoveries near its Na Kika platform, and credited a breakthrough in seismic imaging with identifying…

Setback for Ophir Energy in Equatorial Guinea

Jan 10, 2019

London-listed Ophir Energy has suffered a major setback on its offshore investment plan in Equatorial Guinea after the country's Ministry of Mines and Hydriocarbons (MMH) declined the company's request to extend Block R licence that expired on December 31…

Saipem to Advance Shell's FlatFish Technology

Jan 09, 2019

Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem said it will work with Shell to further enhance key features of the oil major’s proprietary subsea autonomous vehicle, FlatFish.Since March 2018, Saipem has been the sole developer of FlatFish technology for Shell…

TechnipFMC Scores Contract for BP's Atlantis Phase 3

Jan 09, 2019

TechnipFMC announced Wednesday it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract by BP for the Atlantis phase 3 project in the Gulf of Mexico.TechnipFMC did not specify the exact value of the contract…

DeltaTek Wins Multi-well Contract with Energean

Jan 09, 2019

Well construction specialist DeltaTek Global announced Wednesday it has been awarded a contract from Energean Oil and Gas to support well construction at the Karish deepwater project offshore Israel.DeltaTek said it will provide optimization…

BP: New Tech Unlocks 'Significant Growth' in GoM

Jan 08, 2019

BP announced Tuesday it will move forward with its $1.3 billion Atlantis Phase 3 development after recent breakthroughs in advanced seismic imaging and reservoir characterization revealed an additional 400 million barrels of oil in place at the Gulf of Mexico’s third largest oil field…

Oil Spill from Espadarte Field FPSO

Jan 08, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. announced there was an oil spill on January 2 from its chartered floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Cidade de Rio de Janeiro, in the Espadarte field offshore Brazil.Petrobras said approximately 4…

ExxonMobil Spuds Exploration Well Offshore Guyana

Jan 07, 2019

ExxonMobil said Monday it has begun drilling the first of two planned wildcat wells offshore Guyana in January.The Stena Carron drillship is drilling the Haimara-1 exploration well, which is located 31 kilometers east of the Pluma-1 discovery in the southeast Stabroek Block…

Danos Secures GoM Contracts

Jan 07, 2019

Danos announced Monday it has secured a contract with Equinor for production operation support on its Titan SPAR platform, located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.The Equinor project began late 2018 and employs production personnel on the floating…

A 'Chicago Boy' Takes the Reins at Petrobras

Jan 04, 2019

Depending on who you ask, Roberto Castello Branco, the new chief executive of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA, will either save the indebted oil major - or strip it to the bone.Tapped by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who took power on Tuesday…

Brazil’s Oil and Gas Market Revival in Numbers

Jan 03, 2019

Brazil’s oil and gas sector related businesses traded about R$22 billion (about US$5.6 billion) in the last two years. This figure from the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) was presented during a ceremony on the balance of advances in the sector…

Total Starts Production at Egina Oilfield

Jan 02, 2019

Total SA said on Wednesday it had started production from the Egina oilfield off Nigeria's coast, part of a shift by the French energy firm towards deepwater oil and gas projects to its drive cashflow.Output from Egina, which is located in waters about 1…

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