Deepwater Oil Drilling: Latin America

Petrobras sells Campos basin interests

PetroRio S.A. has signed a purchase and sale agreement worth $25 million with Petrobras to acquire 20% of the concession contracts for the Bijupirá and Salema fields. 

PGS, Spectrum, Schlumberger combine for major seismic survey offshore Mexico

Petroleum Geo-Services, Spectrum, and Schlumberger have agreed to collaborate on acquisition of 80,000-100,000 km (49,710-62,137 mi) of long-offset 2D data covering what the group says will be all major hydrocarbon provinces offshore Mexico.

Technip to engineer deepwater Libra FPSO topsides

Jurong Shipyard has awarded Technip a detailed engineering and procurement services contract for the Libra field FPSO topsides in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Deepwater drilling under way south of Falklands

The semisubmersible Eirik Raude has spudded the third exploration well of its current campaign off the Falkland Islands on the deepwater Humpback prospect in the Fitzroy sub-basin.

Ultra-deepwater production set for steady growth, report claims

Analyst Douglas Westwood predicts oil and gas production from ultra-deepwater fields (>1,000m/3,281 ft) will grow 7.7% during 2015-2021.

Latest Carcará well offshore Brazil proves light oil extension

Galp Energia says a second well on the Carcará discovery in the presalt Santos basin offshore Brazil has encountered light oil.

ExxonMobil finds oil in deepwater off Guyana

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) has made a significant oil discovery on the Stabroek block about 120 mi (193 km) offshore Guyana. 

Borders & Southern tracks oil, gas condensate potential offshore Falklands

Borders & Southern has issued a technical update on its Darwin gas/condensate discovery south of the Falkland Islands and near-field prospectivity.

Petrobras reports another presalt production record

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A (Petrobras) has reported its presalt production from the offshore Santos and Campos basins has set a new daily production record of 800,000 b/d.

Proserv starts delivery of subsea controls to Brazil

Proserv has completed the first phase of its $40-million contract to provide subsea controls in Brazil. 

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