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Oil & Gas Production: Latin America

BG to rethink options for Jackdaw in North Sea

BG Group and its partners are delaying a sanction decision on the ultra-high-pressure/high-temperature Jackdaw project in the UK central North Sea.

 

Deltamarin to work with Jurong on Libra FPSO conversion

Deltamarin has entered into a contract with Jurong Shipyard for basic engineering of the Petrobras-operated Libra FPSO.

 

Pacific Rubiales signs MOU with PEMEX

Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. has entered into a three-year memorandum of understanding with PEMEX, establishing the basis for discussions and analysis of potential oil and gas cooperation in Mexico.

Petrobras begins commercial production in presalt Santos basin

Petrobras’ FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba went into operation Oct. 14 at the Santos basin presalt area of Iracema Sul, in the Lula field, block BM-S-11, offshore Brazil.

Petrobras makes ultra-deepwater discovery in Espírito Santo basin

Petrobras has confirmed the extension an accumulation of hydrocarbons in the ultra-deep waters of the Espírito Santo basin postsalt deposits. Extension well 3-BRSA-1253D-ESS (ANP nomenclature)/3-ESS-219D (Petrobras nomenclature), known as Pudim, was drilled at a water depth of 1,886 m (6,188 ft) to confirm the discovery.

Online exclusive: Mexico’s 2015 Round 1 auction bid is approaching

Mexico is slated to host its first public auction bid, Round 1 in 1Q 2015, and expects to see international and private oil firms vie for rights to 109 blocks.

Swissco acquires additional rigs for a stronger upstream presence

Swissco Holdings Ltd. has acquired four additional mobile offshore drilling units (MODU), bringing its fleet of rigs to eight.

Caterpillar launches new FPSO power generation module

Caterpillar Oil & Gas is launching the Cat Offshore Power Generation Module, a new modular solution for FPSO and offshore platform main power, at the 2014 Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro.

Drilling begins on Libra field offshore Brazil

With a target depth of 5,850 m (19,193 ft), the first appraisal well was spudded on Libra field off the coast of Brazil in early August.

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.

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