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Rigs/Vessels: Latin America

Next Sapinhoá floater leaves Brazil shipyard

The FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela has sailed from the Brasa shipyard for sea trials ahead of service on Petrobras’ Sapinhoá field in the Santos basin presalt block BM-S-9.

Petrobras commits to second Aker subsea intervention vessel

Petrobras has contracted Aker Oilfield Services (AKOFS) to provide subsea intervention services offshore Brazil from the Aker Wayfarer vessel.

EMGS agrees with Petrobras to use EM Leader

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a contract worth $5.5 million from Petrobras for 3D EM data acquisition in Brazil.

FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba leaves yard for presalt Santos basin

On Aug. 16, the Schahin–Modec consortium, hired by Petrobras to build and operate the FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba, initiated the process of moving the vessel out of the BrasFels shipyard, in Angra dos Reis.

OSM Offshore AS wins contract to manage Aquarius Brasil

OSM Offshore AS, which provides offshore management services and is part of the OSM Maritime Group Ltd., has a contract with Equinox Offshore ARV3 BV for full management of safety and maintenance unit (UMS) Aquarius Brasil.

BG enters exploration concession offshore Aruba

BG Group has agreed to take a 30% stake in an exploration block offshore Aruba, subject to approval from state-owned Compania Arubano di Petroleo.

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.

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