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Geology & Geophysics: Latin America

AziLat to join Chariot in exploration offshore Brazil

AziLat has signed a farm-in agreement with Chariot Oil & Gas for 25% of four blocks in the Barreirinhas basin offshore northeast Brazil.

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.

ANP approves Petrobas’ plan to upgrade Marlim field

The National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) has approved a plan for Petrobras to renew its development plan for the Marlim field offshore Brazil.

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.

Will new rules dim Brazil's presalt promise?

Seven years ago, Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, and several foreign partners, including Exxon and Britain's BG Group, discovered a huge bounty of oil in a new oil province known as the presalt, approximately 300 km (186 mi) offshore from Santos in southeast Brazil.

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.

AMEC to work on design for Sea Lion platform offshore the Falklands

Premier Oil has awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to AMEC for the TLP for the Sea Lion oilfield development in the offshore North Falkland basin.

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.

Explorer sees more condensate in Darwin offshore Falklands

Borders & Southern has updated its 2012 Darwin gas/condensate discovery offshore the Falkland Islands.

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