Latin America Offshore Regional Report

Latin America Offshore Oil & Gas News

Union strike looms for Brazil petroleum operations

Brazil’s main oil workers union is considering an open-ended strike in September if a 24-hour walkout scheduled for midnight Thursday fails to stop moves to shrink state-run oil company Petrobras.&...

Atlantis accommodation vessel bound for PEMEX in GoM

Atlantis Finance Ltd. has acquired funds to buy a semisubmersible accommodation vessel for Cotemar to use offshore Mexico.

FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí enters production offshore Brazil

Operating in the Iracema Norte area of Lula field offshore Brazil, the FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí has achieved first oil production five months ahead of the schedule, according to MODEC.

Drilling & Completion

Technical problems slow progress on latest Falklands well

Equipment and operational issues have delayed completion of the Humpback exploration well south of the Falklands, according to partner Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd.

GLOBAL E&P

Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.

Anadarko scores deepwater gas find offshore Colombia

Anadarko says its first exploration well has encountered gas in deepwater off Colombia.

Field Development

GLOBAL E&P

Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.

Wood Group to review future PEMEX field needs

PEMEX Procurement International has awarded Wood Group a three-year offshore engineering contract for field development in Mexico’s Gulf of Mexico waters.

McDermott accelerates offshore Saudi Arabia schedule

McDermott has issued a progress report on various offshore projects.

Subsea

FMC Technologies to receive first OTC Brasil spotlight award

The 2015 Offshore Technology Conference Brasil will present the inaugural Spotlight on New Technology Award to FMC Technologies on Oct. 28, at Pavilion 3 in Riocentro at 1600 hours. 

EIC Monitor records decline in worldwide contracting activity

The most recent EIC Monitor report shows a continuing decline in contracting activity.

Swiber to install subsea pipeline in Latin America

Swiber Holdings Ltd. has received an $80-million letter of intent to install pipelines and supporting structures offshore Latin America for an unnamed company.

Geology & Geophysics

TGS, Fugro to conduct year-long deepwater exploration study offshore Mexico

TGS has authorization from Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos to acquire multibeam, coring, and geochemical analysis data over a 600,000-sq km (231,661-sq mi) area offshore Mexico.

Premier details program for offshore Mexico blocks

Premier Oil and partners Talos Energy and Sierra Oil & Gas were awarded two blocks last month under Mexico’s Round 1.

Mexico opens up offshore areas for new seismic surveys

Mexico's National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) recently opened its waters to allow international seismic companies to shoot and sell acquired data, a first in the nation for more than 75 years, ah...

Pipeline & Transportation

McDermott accelerates offshore Saudi Arabia schedule

McDermott has issued a progress report on various offshore projects.

Swiber to install subsea pipeline in Latin America

Swiber Holdings Ltd. has received an $80-million letter of intent to install pipelines and supporting structures offshore Latin America for an unnamed company.

Latest Lula floater on station offshore Brazil

Petrobras’ newly-converted FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí is anchored in 2,240 m (7,349 ft) of water in the Iracema Norte area of the Lula field in the presalt Santos basin.

Production

FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí enters production offshore Brazil

Operating in the Iracema Norte area of Lula field offshore Brazil, the FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí has achieved first oil production five months ahead of the schedule, according to MODEC.

GLOBAL E&P

Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.

SBM receives contract extension for Yetagun storage vessel

SBM Offshore has received notification of a three-year extension of its contract to operate the FSO Yetagun offshore Myanmar.

Rigs/Vessels

Atlantis accommodation vessel bound for PEMEX in GoM

Atlantis Finance Ltd. has acquired funds to buy a semisubmersible accommodation vessel for Cotemar to use offshore Mexico.

Keppel FELS delivers UMW Naga 8

Keppel FELS has delivered UMW Naga 8, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Malaysia’s UMW Oil & Gas.

All Coast christens new liftboat

All Coast LLC has christened its new Class 250 liftboat, the Great White.

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