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Rigs/Vessels: Latin America

Petrobras sets new presalt production records in June

In June, Petrobras's presalt production in the Santos and Campos basins increased 6.7% from May, with a volume of 477,000 b/d, setting another monthly record.

Pemex charters Stanford platform supply vessel

Stanford Marine was won a three-year contract for its platform supply vessel (PSV) Stanford Bateleur from Mexiship in Mexico.

Saipem wins contracts for FPSOs in Brazil and Angola

Saipem has won contracts to extend the leasing and upgrading works of the Cidade de Vitoria FPSO in Brazil, along with a lease extension and operation contract for the Gimboa FPSO in Angola. The combined contracts are worth $600 million.

Karoon secures rig for Santos basin campaign

Karoon Gas Australia has contracted QGOG Constellation’s semisubmersible drilling rig Olinda Star for up to four wells offshore Brazil.

Seadrill/SapuraKencana JV starts Petrobras job

Seadrill Ltd and SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad report that their jointly owned entity Sapura Navegação Marítima (SNM) has begun operations of its first pipe-laying support vessel, the Sapura Diamante, for Petrobras.

Total Marine Technology ROVs pass deepwater tests

Two Total Marine Technology ROVs have just passed deepwater acceptance tests to 3,000 m (9,840 ft) in the North Atlantic Ocean with perfect scores. The Typhoon MK2 ROVs are now on their way to Brazil as part of a five-year contract with Petrobras.

 

GLOBAL DATA

This month, Infield Systems looks at the global distribution of capex by region and highlights some of the larger projects expected to drive capex over the forecast period.

OTC 2014: Ceona delivers Polar Onyx and Normand Pacific vessels for projects in Brazil and Gulf of Mexico

Ceona has completed final outfitting of the Polar Onyx and the Normand Pacific to begin clients’ projects in Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico.

Petrobras clinches deal for Solstad support vessel

Petrobras has agreed to hire Solstad Offshore’s anchor handler tug supply vessel Normand Titan for four years, starting in 3Q 2014.

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