Offshore Drilling & Completion: Latin America

Petrobras, Seadrill amend drilling rig contract terms

Seadrill Ltd. has announced that Petrobras approval had been received for the extensions of the ultra-deepwater semisubmersibles the West Taurus and West Eminence

Karoon completes Kangaroo-2 side track offshore Brazil

Side track drilling has been completed on Karoon Gas Australia’s Kangaroo-2 appraisal well in exploration block S-M-1165 of the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Petrobras reports first Libra appraisal well production test

The Libra Consortium has completed the drilling and testing of the first appraisal well in the Libra area, 3-BRSA-1255-RJS (3-RJS-731), informally known as NW1.

Subsea intervention set to grow

Demand for subsea well intervention will remain high over the next five years, according to analysts Douglas-Westwood.

Petrobras finds heavy oil at Basilisco in Campos basin

Petrobras has discovered heavy-oil accumulations in the BM-C-35 concession in the postsalt Campos basin. 

Petrobras finds new reservoir at Farfan in deepwater Sergipe basin

Petrobras has confirmed an extension of a light oil and gas discovery in the ultra-deepwater Sergipe basin’s Farfan area.

Eirik Raude heads south for Falklands drilling

Rockhopper Exploration says the semisubmersible Eirik Raude has begun mobilization from West Africa to the North Falkland basin (NFB).  

Karoon completes Kangaroo side track well off Brazil

Karoon Gas Australia has completed the first of two planned side track wells on its Kangaroo-2 appraisal well in exploration block S-M-1165 of Brazil’s Santos basin.

BPZ has added pay in Albacora A-27D offshore Peru

BPZ Energy’s Albacora A-27D development well at block Z-1 offshore Peru has tested at a production rate of 1,135 b/d of oil over a 10-day period. 

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.

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Helix extends BP contract start on Q5000

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Offshore US rig count declines

March 2, 2015

The US offshore rig count last week was 51, down three rigs from the previous week, and down four rigs year over year.

Small gas/condensate find for Kosmos offshore Morocco

March 2, 2015 Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) says the CB-1 exploration well located in the Cap Boujdour permit area offshore Morocco’s Western Sahara encountered sub-...

Statoil to appraise Roald Rygg offshore mid-Norway

March 2, 2015

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has sanctioned Statoil’s request for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea.

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