Latin America Offshore Regional Report

Latin America Offshore Oil & Gas News

Petrojarl I to be converted for early production operations offshore Brazil

Teekay Offshore Partners has entered an agreement to provide an FPSO for the Atlanta field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Bahamas parliament to review exploration proposals

Bahamas Petroleum Co. (BPC) says a new Petroleum Act and associated regulations for oil exploration in the Bahamas has been placed before the country’s parliament. 

Papa-Terra marks first use of dry tree floating technology offshore Brazil

Petrobras started production from the Papa-Terra field on Nov. 11, 2013. Papa-Terra is a heavy-oil field in block BC-20 of the Campos basin offshore Brazil in 1,190 m (3,903 ft) of water. Developme...

Drilling & Completion

Petrobras reports gas discovery offshore deepwater Colombia

Petrobras has reported the discovery natural gas at the Orca–1 exploratory well in the Tayrona block, located in Colombian Caribbean deepwater, 40 km (25 mi) off the coast of La Guajira, Colombia.

Second Libra well on track offshore Brazil

Petrobras says a second appraisal well in the Libra block in the Santos basin has reached the salt base.

BPZ commissions drilling platforms offshore Peru

BPZ Energy has contracted T-Rex Engineering and Construction to build two drilling platforms for the Delfin and Piedra Redonda prospects in block Z-1 offshore Peru. 

Field Development

Petrojarl I to be converted for early production operations offshore Brazil

Teekay Offshore Partners has entered an agreement to provide an FPSO for the Atlanta field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Technip to supply flexible pipe for Iracema North offshore Brazil

The Tupi BV consortium of Petrobras Netherland, BG, and Galphabe has contracted Technip to supply flexible pipe for the presalt Iracema North field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Sea Lion partners consider lower-cost FPSO option

Premier Oil and partner Rockhopper have agreed to switch to a phased, lower-cost development solution for the Sea Lion field in the offshore North Falkland basin.

Subsea

Top 5 Projects of 2014

The editors of Offshore magazine have selected five projects that exemplify best-in-class among those that were completed during the first three quarters of this year.

BG delivers first gas from Starfish offshore Trinidad and Tobago

BG Group has produced first gas from the Starfish field in the East Coast Marine Area of Trinidad. 

Technip to supply flexible pipe for Iracema North offshore Brazil

The Tupi BV consortium of Petrobras Netherland, BG, and Galphabe has contracted Technip to supply flexible pipe for the presalt Iracema North field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Geology & Geophysics

Second Libra well on track offshore Brazil

Petrobras says a second appraisal well in the Libra block in the Santos basin has reached the salt base.

EMGS receives survey contract award in Brazil

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA has received a contract worth $1.5 million for a research project in Brazil.

Tullow to explore offshore Jamaica

Tullow has signed a production-sharing agreement covering 10 full blocks and one part-block offshore Jamaica.

Pipeline & Transportation

Technip to supply flexible pipe for Iracema North offshore Brazil

The Tupi BV consortium of Petrobras Netherland, BG, and Galphabe has contracted Technip to supply flexible pipe for the presalt Iracema North field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

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.

Production

Petrojarl I to be converted for early production operations offshore Brazil

Teekay Offshore Partners has entered an agreement to provide an FPSO for the Atlanta field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Papa-Terra marks first use of dry tree floating technology offshore Brazil

Petrobras started production from the Papa-Terra field on Nov. 11, 2013. Papa-Terra is a heavy-oil field in block BC-20 of the Campos basin offshore Brazil in 1,190 m (3,903 ft) of water. Developme...

BG delivers first gas from Starfish offshore Trinidad and Tobago

BG Group has produced first gas from the Starfish field in the East Coast Marine Area of Trinidad. 

Rigs/Vessels

Fugro receives third and final vessel of series

Fugro has received the third of a series of three Fugro offshore coastal survey vessels being built by Damen. Like the other vessels in this series, Fugro Frontier is a compact, diesel-electric FOC...

Petrojarl I to be converted for early production operations offshore Brazil

Teekay Offshore Partners has entered an agreement to provide an FPSO for the Atlanta field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

NDC receives latest newbuild jackup

Lamprell has completed construction of the jackup Shuwehat within budget, and has delivered the rig to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. (NDC).