Rigs/Vessels: Latin America

Brazil group files Iara area development plans

BG says the Petrobras-led BM-S-11 consortium has submitted initial field development plans for the Atapú, Sururu, and Berbigão areas in the deepwater Santos basin offshore Brazil.

SBM Offshore secures financing for Cidade de Saquarema

SBM Offshore has finalized project financing of FPSO Cidade de Saquarema for a total of $1.55 billion

FLNG capex to reach $58.3 billion to 2021

Capex for FLNG vessels is estimated by Douglas-Westwood to reach $35.5 billion during 2015-2021.

DOF Subsea collects multiple vessel contracts

DOF Subsea has been awarded two vessel contracts in as many days.


Sea Trucks to support Saipem FPSO modifications in Brazil

Sea Trucks Group has won its first contract in Brazil. Sea Trucks will provide accommodation support services to Saipem including lifting operations, storage support, and logistic support for modifications of an FPSO.

FPSO Cidade de Maricá arrives in Brazil for topsides integration

The FPSO Cidade de Maricá has berthed at the Estaleiro Brasa shipyard following a voyage from China. 

Newbuild Fugro Americas survey vessel completes first campaign

Fugro’s geophysical survey vessel, Fugro Americas, successfully completed data collection for a geochemical coring campaign last month in the Caribbean. 

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.

Technip to engineer deepwater Libra FPSO topsides

Jurong Shipyard has awarded Technip a detailed engineering and procurement services contract for the Libra field FPSO topsides in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.


Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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