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Offshore Drilling & Completion: Latin America

Analysts forecast steady deepwater growth

Brazil will account for 32% of deep and ultra-deepwater capex worldwide between now and 2018, according to a report from Infield Systems.

Petrobras discovers gas in offshore deepwater Espírito Santo basin

Petrobras and its partners have a new postsalt gas discovery in the offshore Espírito Santo basin.

Noble Energy updates offshore Falklands drilling plans

Noble Energy Inc. has confirmed plans to resume exploration drilling offshore the Falkland Islands next year.

Poco Verde extension well offshore Brazil finds gas

Petrobras has found gas in extension well 3-BRSA-1022-SES (3-SES-181) in the Poco Verde Discovery Evaluation plan on concession BM-SEAL-4.

Statoil acquires deepwater acreage offshore Colombia

Statoil ASA has signed farm-in agreements with Repsol for deepwater licenses offshore Colombia.

Petrobras finds more oil in Moita Bonita

Petrobras has proven an extension of a gas and light oil discovery in the Moita Bonita area of the Sergipe-Alagoas basin offshore Brazil.

Swissco to supply MODUs

Swissco Holdings Ltd. and four wholly owned subsidiaries of Scott and English Energy Pte. Ltd. have entered into charter contracts worth around $94.8 million.

Libra campaign kicks off in presalt offshore Brazil

Petrobras says the NS-36 rig (Schain Cerrado) has spudded the first exploration well in the Libra area in the presalt Santos basin. 

Tullow on course for goals offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil has issued an update on its various programs offshore West Africa and South America.

Joint venture tackles challenge of Brazilian presalt

Repsol has operated the Brazilian presalt block BM-C-33, located in the Campos basin, since 1997. There, the company has made the discoveries of Pao de Acucar, Seat, and Gavea, which are estimated to hold more than 700 MMbbl of light oil and 3 tcf of gas, representing the biggest discovery ever made by a private company in Brazil. The authors review the main aspects of the operations carried out in block BM-C-33 through the joint venture Repsol Sinopec Brasil.

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