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Oil & Gas Production: Latin America

Optimism reigns following Mexico’s oil and gas reform

Optimism regarding Mexico’s oil and gas future continues to grow as new rules and operating procedures are rolling out subsequent to last year’s constitutional amendment and the more recent passage of secondary laws by the legislature.

FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba leaves yard for presalt Santos basin

On Aug. 16, the Schahin–Modec consortium, hired by Petrobras to build and operate the FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba, initiated the process of moving the vessel out of the BrasFels shipyard, in Angra dos Reis.

LQT supplies control buildings to Venezuela

LQT Industries has delivered three motor control centers to operate several unmanned natural gas production platforms offshore Venezuela.

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.

Petrobras sets new presalt production records in June

In June, Petrobras's presalt production in the Santos and Campos basins increased 6.7% from May, with a volume of 477,000 b/d, setting another monthly record.

Saipem wins contracts for FPSOs in Brazil and Angola

Saipem has won contracts to extend the leasing and upgrading works of the Cidade de Vitoria FPSO in Brazil, along with a lease extension and operation contract for the Gimboa FPSO in Angola. The combined contracts are worth $600 million.

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.

Petrobras updates first extended well test at Iara

Petrobras reports that the extended well test in the evaluation area known as Iara was started June 21 in block BM-S-11, 300 km (186 mi) off the coast and at a water depth of 2,200 m (7,218 ft).

Petrobras’ presalt oil production sets record

Petrobras’ oil production in Brazil in April averaged 1.993 MMb/d, up by 0.4% from March’s production of 1.926 MMb/d. Production from Santos and Campos basin presalt areas increased 4% in April, reaching a volume of 411,000 b/d, setting a new monthly record.

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