Latin America Offshore Regional Report

Latin America Offshore Oil & Gas News

Keppel delivers second newbuild jackup to PEMEX

Keppel FELS Ltd. has delivered the Kukulkan jackup rig to Mexican national oil company, PEMEX, safely, on time, and on budget. 

Lloyd’s Register Energy expands in Trinidad and Tobago

Lloyd’s Register Energy is increasing its structural engineering capabilities to support exploration in Trinidad and Tobago.

Mexico may extend contract periods on shallow-water leases

The initial exploration contracts for Mexico expected to go up for bids later this year will have extended exploration periods. 

Drilling & Completion

Keppel delivers second newbuild jackup to PEMEX

Keppel FELS Ltd. has delivered the Kukulkan jackup rig to Mexican national oil company, PEMEX, safely, on time, and on budget. 

Petrobras updates results of second Libra appraisal well

Petrobras and its partners have completed drilling of extension well 3-RJS-735/735A in the central part of the Libra block in the Santos basin.

Kangaroo West-1 a duster for Karoon offshore Brazil

Karoon Gas Australia says its Kangaroo West-1 exploration well is dry, after having reached planned total depth of 3,170 m (10,400 ft) below rotary table.

Field Development

Upsurge in drilling activity offshore southern Argentina

Wintershall says operator Total has been drilling new wells on the Carina field offshore Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, since last May. 

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).

Subsea

Core Grouting completes Trinidad and Tobago subsea pipeline rectification

Core Grouting Services, an Acteon group company, has completed a pipeline free-span rectification project in Trinidad and Tobago. 

Chevron contracts DOF vessels for Australia, Brazil IMR campaigns

DOF Subsea has won a series of contracts offshore Australia, Brazil, and northwest Europe.

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.

Geology & Geophysics

Kangaroo West-1 a duster for Karoon offshore Brazil

Karoon Gas Australia says its Kangaroo West-1 exploration well is dry, after having reached planned total depth of 3,170 m (10,400 ft) below rotary table.

CGG to shoot record Colombian Caribbean 3D seismic survey

Anadarko Petroleum has contracted CGG to conduct Colombia’s largest marine seismic survey to date.

Moita Bonita well establishes Brazil deepwater record

Petrobras says it set a new water depth record for exploratory drilling offshore Brazil.

Pipeline & Transportation

Core Grouting completes Trinidad and Tobago subsea pipeline rectification

Core Grouting Services, an Acteon group company, has completed a pipeline free-span rectification project in Trinidad and Tobago. 

Intelligent CT finds, fixes water production problem offshore Brazil

Fighting the decline curve in offshore wells can be challenging. Scaling, near wellbore compaction, sand buildup, and water breakthrough can all contribute to rapid drop-offs in hydrocarbon product...

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.

Production

ANP shuts down Petrobras’ P-58 FPSO

The Brazilian government’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) halted operations at Petrobras’ P-58 FPSO following an inspection that raised safety questions.

Upsurge in drilling activity offshore southern Argentina

Wintershall says operator Total has been drilling new wells on the Carina field offshore Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, since last May. 

Petrobras puts Papa-Terra platform P-61 onstream

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) has started up platform P-61 at the Papa-Terra field in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.

Rigs/Vessels

Keppel delivers second newbuild jackup to PEMEX

Keppel FELS Ltd. has delivered the Kukulkan jackup rig to Mexican national oil company, PEMEX, safely, on time, and on budget. 

Valiant Driller moves from Indonesia to India site

Valiant Driller, owned by Jackup Drilling Pte. Ltd., has completed transportation from Indonesia on the COSCO heavy-lift vessel Xian Yun kou, following a float-on operation at the Port of Batu Ampa...

Farstad receives Far Sleipner subsea/construction vessel

Farstad Shipping ASA has taken delivery of the subsea/construction vessel Far Sleipner from Vard Langsten.