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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...

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. 

Saipem awards presalt riser monitoring contract to BMT

Saipem has selected BMT Scientific Marine Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., to supply the riser integrity monitoring systems for the Lula Norte and Lula Extremo Sul developments in the Sant...

Drilling & Completion

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.

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.

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

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...

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.

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

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...

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-ES...

Rigs/Vessels

Chevron drillship Pacific Sharav arrives in Gulf of Mexico

Chevron Corp. reports that the deepwater drillship Pacific Sharav has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to work under a five-year contract with Pacific Drilling.

Songa Offshore SE provides Songa Dee SPS update

Songa Offshore SE says that the scope of work for the Songa Dee special periodic survey has progressed according to plan, including the budget of 60 days and $90 million.

COSCO offers update on Sevan 650 drilling unit

COSCO Corp. (Singapore) Ltd. reports that COSCO (Qidong) Offshore Co. Ltd. and Sevan Drilling Rig VI Pte. Ltd. (shipowner) have agreed to defer delivery date of Sevan Developer for 12 months, ...