Petrobras postpones Mero 1 first oil due to FPSO delays

Brazilian oil and gas giant Petrobras has revealed that the first production from its Mero 1, through the FPSO Guanabara, has been postponed due to delays in FPSO construction. Petrobras informed on Wednesday that the production expected to start from … Read More

Another puzzle falls into place for Yinson’s FPSO

Austrian crane provider Palfinger has secured a contract with Malaysian Yinson to provide cranes, lifeboats, a rescue boat, and davits for an FPSO bound for Brazil. Palfinger Stiff Boom Crane; Source: Palfinger Yinson secured a contract from Petrobras for the … Read More

TechnipFMC’s Brazil spoolbase open for business

TechnipFMC has officially opened its brand new spoolbase in Brazil. The new facility is located in the Açu Port, north of Rio de Janeiro State. According to the company, it will be its most modern spoolbase worldwide as well as … Read More

Sapura’s JV with Seadrill not impacted by Chapter 11 cases

Malaysian services provider Sapura Energy has clarified that its joint venture with Seadrill, Sapura Navegacao Maritima (SNM), is not impacted by the recent Chapter 11 cases filed by several Seadrill subsidiaries operating in Asia. Namely, Seadrill said on Sunday that … Read More

Petrobras inks deals for sale of shallow-water fields

Brazilian oil and gas giant Petrobras is selling its whole interest in two shallow-water fields located in the Espírito Santo Basin offshore Brazil. Petrobras started the opportunity disclosure stage (teaser) and launched the beginning of the binding phase related to … Read More

ExxonMobil gearing up to spud wildcat well off Brazil

Oil major ExxonMobil is preparing to drill an exploration well in waters offshore Brazil, using Seadrill’s West Saturn drillship. Petroleo Hoje, a Brazilian publisher specializing in oil and gas news, reported on Monday that ExxonMobil and Seadrill are preparing for … Read More

Ocyan and Petrobras seal the deal for ultra-deepwater drillship

Brazilian oil and gas services provider Ocyan, formerly known as Odebrecht Oil & Gas, has been awarded a contract for an ultra-deepwater drillship by Petrobras for operations in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil. Ocyan said last week that the contract … Read More

PetroRio buys semi-submersible rig for one dollar

Brazilian oil and gas company PetroRio has bought a semi-submersible drilling rig for a symbolic fee of $1. The rig will be used for well interventions and completions and enable the company to save on costs when compared to a … Read More

Karoon offloads first oil from recently-bought Baúna field

Australian player Karoon Energy has offloaded its first shipment of over 500,000 barrels of oil from its newly acquired Baúna production field, offshore Brazil. Karoon said on Thursday that the shipment comprised of oil produced by the FPSO Cidade de … Read More

Karoon to transform into oil production company following Brazilian field takeover

Australian player Karoon Energy has completed the acquisition of a 100 per cent operating interest in the Baúna field, located in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil, which will see it transform from an oil and gas exploration company into an … Read More