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Ocean Installer wins new Brazil contract with Saipem

Ocean Installer has won a contract for subsea umbilical, riser, and flowline (SURF) support work in Brazil for Saipem. The contract, which will see the Normand Clipper in Brazil for eight months, i...

Perupetro contracts seismic reprocessing from Spectrum

Perupetro, the state oil company of Peru, has contracted Spectrum to reprocess existing 2D offshore seismic data with a view toward an upcoming bid round.

Poco Verde extension well offshore Brazil finds gas

Petrobras has found gas in extension well 3-BRSA-1022-SES (3-SES-181) in the Poco Verde Discovery Evaluation plan on concession BM-SEAL-4.

Drilling & Completion

Poco Verde extension well offshore Brazil finds gas

Petrobras has found gas in extension well 3-BRSA-1022-SES (3-SES-181) in the Poco Verde Discovery Evaluation plan on concession BM-SEAL-4.

Statoil acquires deepwater acreage offshore Colombia

Statoil ASA has signed farm-in agreements with Repsol for deepwater licenses offshore Colombia.

Petrobras finds more oil in Moita Bonita

Petrobras has proven an extension of a gas and light oil discovery in the Moita Bonita area of the Sergipe-Alagoas basin offshore Brazil.

Field Development

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.

Technip awarded EPIC contract for Juniper field

BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC has awarded Technip an engineering, procurement, installation, and commissioning lump-sum contract for the development of the Juniper project off the southeast coast of T...

Petrobras issues update on three presalt fields

Petrobras has submitted a declaration of commerciality for oil and gas fields in the Sul de Guará, Nordeste de Tupi, and Florim areas in the presalt Santos basin.

Subsea

GE to supply subsea manifolds for presalt fields offshore Brazil

Petrobras has awarded GE Oil & Gas a $300-million-plus contract to supply subsea manifold systems for presalt fields offshore Brazil.

GE displays technologies at Rio Oil & Gas event

During Rio Oil & Gas, which takes place Sept. 15-18 in Rio de Janeiro, GE Oil & Gas will present solutions for the Latin American oil and gas industry that focus on meeting customer needs.

Petrobras commits to second Aker subsea intervention vessel

Petrobras has contracted Aker Oilfield Services (AKOFS) to provide subsea intervention services offshore Brazil from the Aker Wayfarer vessel.

Geology & Geophysics

Ocean Installer wins new Brazil contract with Saipem

Ocean Installer has won a contract for subsea umbilical, riser, and flowline (SURF) support work in Brazil for Saipem. The contract, which will see the Normand Clipper in Brazil for eight months, i...

Perupetro contracts seismic reprocessing from Spectrum

Perupetro, the state oil company of Peru, has contracted Spectrum to reprocess existing 2D offshore seismic data with a view toward an upcoming bid round.

Poco Verde extension well offshore Brazil finds gas

Petrobras has found gas in extension well 3-BRSA-1022-SES (3-SES-181) in the Poco Verde Discovery Evaluation plan on concession BM-SEAL-4.

Pipeline & Transportation

Tenaris will supply gas pipeline Rota 3 for Brazilian presalt

The 2014-2018 Petrobras Business Plan foresees the allocation of $10 billion in the oil and gas sector, including projects related to subsea pipelines for gas transportation from the presalt area, ...

Saipem to install Lula presalt pipelines, risers offshore Brazil

Petrobras has contracted Saipem for construction of subsea facilities for the Lula Norte, Lula Sul, and Lula Extremo Sul project offshore Brazil.

Two more floaters to be installed in Santos basin

BG Group has provided an update on its offshore activity in its latest results statement.

Production

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 ...

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...

Rigs/Vessels

PSA grants Statoil permission to drill Saturn prospect in Barents Sea

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has granted Statoil permission for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea on the Saturn prospect.

Arctic support vessel to feature advanced oil spill detection

Aptomar will provide its SECurus oil spill detection and combat technology to a vessel operating off the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.

Latest GMS vessel receives Middle East charter

Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has won its first contract for Pepper, the company’s new enhanced small class self-elevating construction support vessel.