Latin America Offshore Regional Report

Latin America Offshore Oil & Gas News

Eirik Raude prepares to spud Zebedee offshore Falklands

The semisubmersible Eirik Raude has arrived in Stanley and will soon start a six-well campaign offshore the Falkland Islands.

Aqualis contracts to provide offshore Brazil service work

A 50/50 consortium between Technip and Techint has chosen Aqualis Offshore as marine warranty surveyor for all marine operations related to the integration of the P-76 FPSO at Techint’s yard in the...

BW Offshore confirms recovery of missing crew following Brazilian FPSO explosion

BW Offshore has confirmed that the remaining three missing crew have been recovered. 

Drilling & Completion

Eirik Raude prepares to spud Zebedee offshore Falklands

The semisubmersible Eirik Raude has arrived in Stanley and will soon start a six-well campaign offshore the Falkland Islands.

Petrobras, Seadrill amend drilling rig contract terms

Seadrill Ltd. has announced that Petrobras approval had been received for the extensions of the ultra-deepwater semisubmersibles the West Taurus and West Eminence

Karoon completes Kangaroo-2 side track offshore Brazil

Side track drilling has been completed on Karoon Gas Australia’s Kangaroo-2 appraisal well in exploration block S-M-1165 of the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Field Development

Technip to supply flexible pipe for Lula Alto offshore Brazil

Tupi BV has contracted Technip to supply flexible pipes for the Lula Alto field development in the Santos basin presalt area offshore Brazil.

Partners submit Peregrino Phase 2 plan of development

Statoil and partner Sinochem have submitted the plan of development for the Peregrino Phase 2 project offshore Brazil to the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP).

Revised Sea Lion design studies under way offshore Falklands

Work has started on assessing the FPSO design options for the first phase of the Sea Lion development in the offshore North Falkland basin.

Subsea

Revised Sea Lion design studies under way offshore Falklands

Work has started on assessing the FPSO design options for the first phase of the Sea Lion development in the offshore North Falkland basin.

Cougar supplies buoy supported riser control system for Balltec use offshore Brazil

Cougar Automation has developed and commissioned a control system for Balltec to use on the first buoy supported riser (BSR) system installed on Brazil’s Guara-Lula project. 

BP’s Juniper mooring and foundation installation complete

InterMoor has completed mooring and foundation installation for bpTT’s Juniper gas project offshore Trinidad and Tobago. 

Geology & Geophysics

Venezuela, Guyana argue as Exxon plans to drill

Reports from Guyana indicate that an offshore rig heading from Louisiana to Guyana to drill for ExxonMobil has been met with objections from Venezuela.

Tullow monitors Ebola ahead of offshore Guinea well

Tullow Oil and its partners are in talks with Guinea’s government on a resumption of operations on an offshore exploration block. 

Karoon completes Kangaroo-2 side track offshore Brazil

Side track drilling has been completed on Karoon Gas Australia’s Kangaroo-2 appraisal well in exploration block S-M-1165 of the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Pipeline & Transportation

Technip to supply flexible pipe for Lula Alto offshore Brazil

Tupi BV has contracted Technip to supply flexible pipes for the Lula Alto field development in the Santos basin presalt area 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.

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, ...

Production

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.

Rigs/Vessels

Greatdrill Chaaru jackup to operate for ONGC offshore India

Lamprell (Ticker: LAM) has completed construction of the jackup drilling rig Greatdrill Chaaru ahead of schedule.

Rosneft teams with Golar for potential FLNG studies

Rosneft has signed a memorandum of understanding with Golar LNG on cooperation in the area of liquefaction and transportation of natural gas.

Lloyd’s completes safety review of Vette FPSO

Lloyd’s Register Consulting has completed a safety work packages for Aibel on the Vette front-end engineering and design contract for the Sevan-type cylindrical FPSO.