Oil & Gas Production: Latin America

First SLWR riser deployed for Santos basin well

Petrobras set a new record last month for production from fields in the pre-salt layer of the Santos and Campos basins.

Trio agree on charter arrangement for Petrobras FPSO

MODEC, Mitsui and Marubeni have committed to invest in a long-term charter business to provide an FPSO for Petrobras’ Tartaruga Verde and Tartaruga Mestiça oil fields offshore southeast Brazil.

ANP shuts down Petrobras’ P-58 FPSO

The Brazilian government’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) halted operations at Petrobras’ P-58 FPSO following an inspection that raised safety questions.

Upsurge in drilling activity offshore southern Argentina

Wintershall says operator Total has been drilling new wells on the Carina field offshore Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, since last May. 

Petrobras puts Papa-Terra platform P-61 onstream

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) has started up platform P-61 at the Papa-Terra field in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.

Petrobras begins deepwater Búzios field production

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) has begun start-up of the early production system at the Búzios field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil. 

Petrobras declines use of novel loading technology

Teekay Offshore has suffered a setback in its efforts to deploy a 2010-built HiLoad DP unit which it acquired from Remora in 2013 for $60 million.

Presalt oil hits new peak for Petrobras offshore Brazil

Petrobras brought onstream seven new offshore wells last month in the Campos and Santos basins.

Death toll rises in FPSO explosion offshore Brazil

BW Offshore has confirmed that the bodies of five deceased personnel have been brought to shore with four Brazilian personnel missing.

Petrobras vessel explodes offshore Brazil

A Petrobras-operated FPSO exploded February 11, killing several onboard and injuring more, Reuters reported. Out of 74 workers onboard, numerous are still missing, likely to raise the death toll.


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