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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.

 

Offshore E&P activities ramping up in Latin America

Offshore exploration, development, and production activities are on the rise in a number of Latin American nations, and include several new frontier areas as well as traditional resource plays.

Drilling & Completion

Analysts forecast steady deepwater growth

Brazil will account for 32% of deep and ultra-deepwater capex worldwide between now and 2018, according to a report from Infield Systems.

Petrobras discovers gas in offshore deepwater Espírito Santo basin

Petrobras and its partners have a new postsalt gas discovery in the offshore Espírito Santo basin.

Noble Energy updates offshore Falklands drilling plans

Noble Energy Inc. has confirmed plans to resume exploration drilling offshore the Falkland Islands next year.

Field Development

Versabar completes Balam-A topsides installation offshore Mexico

Versabar has completed the installation of the 2,850-ton topsides for the Balam-A wellhead platform in the Bay of Campeche for PEMEX. 

Odebrecht/Teekay to supply Libra well test floater

Petrobras and its partners in the Libra consortium have signed a letter of intent with Odebrecht/Teekay for the charter of an FPSO-type platform.

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.

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

RSI awarded seismic reservoir characterization project

RSI has been chosen to provide rock physics-driven inversion and interpretation services to a Latin American NOC over a northern Caribbean offshore asset.

B&S looks to join offshore Falklands well campaign

Borders & Southern (B&S) has merged final processed data from its offshore the Falkland Islands 2013 3D seismic acquisition survey with reprocessed data from its 2008 3D survey.

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...

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

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 Mexic...

Rigs/Vessels

GMS lands Dutch North Sea maintenance support work

Gulf Marine Services has won a contract for one of its Large Class self-propelled, self-elevating support vessels in the Dutch North Sea.

Lundin to spud Lindarormen prospect

Lundin Petroleum has commenced exploratory drilling of well 6405/12-1 in PL584.

Polarcus Asima to survey gas leads in Otway basin

3D Oil has contracted the Polarcus Asima to acquire the Flanagan 3D seismic survey in the T/49P permit in the Otway basin offshore southeast Australia.