Rigs/Vessels: Latin America

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.

Petrobras may consider canceling two FPSO orders

Reuters reports the mayor of Rio Grande, Brazil, where the work is being done, has said the consortium building the FPSOs has asked for more cash and that could prompt Petrobras to call a halt.

Keppel FELS holds three jackup naming ceremony with Grupo R

Keppel FELS has named three of the five B Class jackup rigs under construction for Grupo R. 

Petrobras seeks to cancel drilling and production vessel contracts

Petrobras has canceled leases with Schahin Petroleo e Gas SA on drilling and production vessels, with Schahin planning to sue Petrobras to reinstate the contracts. 

Ultra-deepwater production set for steady growth, report claims

Analyst Douglas Westwood predicts oil and gas production from ultra-deepwater fields (>1,000m/3,281 ft) will grow 7.7% during 2015-2021.

Petrobras gets second of three newbuild AHT vessels

DOF ASA has delivered the Skandi Angra to its eight-year contract with Petrobras. 

Libra FPSO conversion starts in Singapore

Teekay Partners says conversion is under way of a 1995-built shuttle tanker, the Navion Norvegia, to an FPSO for the Libra field offshore Brazil, at a cost of around $1 billion.

BG to retain rights to Rosetta offshore Egypt

BG Group has issued an update on its first-quarter offshore activities.


Lankhorst delivers moorings to SOFEC for deepwater Brazil FPSO

Lankhorst Euronete Brazil has completed delivery of polyester mooring lines and thimbles for the FPSO Cidade de Itaguai MV26 in the Santos basin offshore Brazil, under a contract with SOFEC Inc.  

Prosafe nets accommodation contract extensions offshore Mexico

Prosafe says its five accommodation vessels operating in Mexican waters had a utilization rate of 93% during 1Q 2015.


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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