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Offshore Drilling & Completion: Latin 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.

Karoon secures rig for Santos basin campaign

Karoon Gas Australia has contracted QGOG Constellation’s semisubmersible drilling rig Olinda Star for up to four wells offshore Brazil.

Solan set for offshore construction phase

Premier Oil says construction and onshore commissioning of the platform for its Solan oilfield development West of Shetland are nearing completion.

Seadrill/SapuraKencana JV starts Petrobras job

Seadrill Ltd and SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad report that their jointly owned entity Sapura Navegação Marítima (SNM) has begun operations of its first pipe-laying support vessel, the Sapura Diamante, for Petrobras.

Repsol proves more oil in Teak offshore Trinidad

Repsol has discovered oil in a new part of the offshore Teak B field in the TSOP block offshore eastern Trinidad.

McDermott completes Ayatsil-B platform in Bay of Campeche

McDermott International Inc. has completed the Ayatsil-B offshore drilling platform for PEMEX in the Bay of Campeche Ayatsil field.

Premier contracts rig for 2015 offshore Falklands campaign

Premier Oil plc has signed a contract for a harsh environment, dynamically positioned semisubmersible to drill multiple wells offshore the Falkland Islands.

CGX contracts rig for offshore Guyana well

CGX Energy has a letter of intent with Teikoku Oil (Suriname) and Japan Drilling Co. for use of the jackup drilling rig Hakuryu-12.

Petrobras concludes Sagitário presalt tests offshore Brazil

Petrobras has completed formation testing of its 1-SPS-98 Sagitário discovery well in the Santos basin presalt.

Petrobras concludes deepwater presalt drilling campaign offshore Brazil

Petrobras has completed drilling of Entorno de Iara 3, the final exploratory well under the presalt Santos basin Rights Transfer Agreement.

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