Deepwater Oil Drilling: Latin America

Petrobras hails lower-cost subsea tree deployment

Petrobras says it deployed its first wet christmas tree at the end of last year using cables in the presalt area of the Santos basin.

Ultra-deepwater elephants: Giving way or marching ahead?

The OPEC resistance to reduced production quotas has spurred a continued oil price drop, following the trend from this past June. With Brent oil prices currently at $70/bbl, how robust are deepwater and ultra-deepwater developments? Will ultra-deepwater costs related to water depth, drilling time and other complexities favor the deepwater developments, or will the sheer size of ultra-deepwater elephants wrestle through to development no matter what?

LMC to supply turret system for Libra well test vessel

Jurong Shipyard has awarded London Marine Consultants (LMC) a contract to supply an external turret mooring system for the extended well test (EWT) FPSO vessel that will operate on the Libra oil field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil. 

Petrobras proves more deepwater oil in Sergipe-Alagoas basin

Petrobras has confirmed a second oil find in the Fanfan area in the deepwater Sergipe-Alagoas basin offshore Brazil.

Partners to negotiate unitization of Iara area fields offshore Brazil

BG Group (LSE: BG.L) says partner Petrobras has submitted Declarations of Commerciality (DoCs) to ANP for three separate oil and gas accumulations in the Iara area in the presalt Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Petrojarl I to be converted for early production operations offshore Brazil

Teekay Offshore Partners has entered an agreement to provide an FPSO for the Atlanta field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Papa-Terra marks first use of dry tree floating technology offshore Brazil

Petrobras started production from the Papa-Terra field on Nov. 11, 2013. Papa-Terra is a heavy-oil field in block BC-20 of the Campos basin offshore Brazil in 1,190 m (3,903 ft) of water. Development consists of an FPSO, the first tension leg wellhead platform in Brazil, and a tender assisted drilling unit.

Top 5 Projects of 2014

The editors of Offshore magazine have selected five projects that exemplify best-in-class among those that were completed during the first three quarters of this year.

Petrobras reports gas discovery offshore deepwater Colombia

Petrobras has reported the discovery natural gas at the Orca–1 exploratory well in the Tayrona block, located in Colombian Caribbean deepwater, 40 km (25 mi) off the coast of La Guajira, Colombia.

Second Libra well on track offshore Brazil

Petrobras says a second appraisal well in the Libra block in the Santos basin has reached the salt base.

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