Deepwater Oil Drilling: Latin America

FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí enters production offshore Brazil

Operating in the Iracema Norte area of Lula field offshore Brazil, the FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí has achieved first oil production five months ahead of the schedule, according to MODEC.

Technical problems slow progress on latest Falklands well

Equipment and operational issues have delayed completion of the Humpback exploration well south of the Falklands, according to partner Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd.

TGS, Fugro to conduct year-long deepwater exploration study offshore Mexico

TGS has authorization from Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos to acquire multibeam, coring, and geochemical analysis data over a 600,000-sq km (231,661-sq mi) area offshore Mexico.

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Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.

Wood Group to review future PEMEX field needs

PEMEX Procurement International has awarded Wood Group a three-year offshore engineering contract for field development in Mexico’s Gulf of Mexico waters.

Second floater goes online at Iracema North offshore Brazil

The Cidade de Itaguaí FPSO has started production on the Iracema North area of the Lula field in the Santos basin block BM-S-11. 

Mexico to postpone deepwater auction, revise bid terms

Officials with the Mexican government have indicated that it will postpone auctions for deepwater oil exploration and production contracts, and adjust the terms of upcoming tenders, according to reports from Reuters and the Financial Times. 

Brazil group files Iara area development plans

BG says the Petrobras-led BM-S-11 consortium has submitted initial field development plans for the Atapú, Sururu, and Berbigão areas in the deepwater Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Anadarko scores deepwater gas find offshore Colombia

Anadarko says its first exploration well has encountered gas in deepwater off Colombia.

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

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