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Petrobras to Launch Tender for Brazil's Biggest Ever FPSO

July 8, 2020

Petrobras is preparing to launch a tender to build Brazil's largest-ever oil platform, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, as the state-controlled oil firm pushes ahead with ambitious plans to boost deepwater production. Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

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LR: Up to 40% of FPSO Maintenance Work 'Unnecessary'

July 8, 2020

As much as 40% of maintenance work carried out by FPSO vessel operators is unnecessary, the energy industry consultancy Lloyd’s Register (LR) has found. Lloyd’s Register (LR), found that by reducing these unwarranted manhours, operators could save on average almost £600…

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Petrobras Starts Decommissioning Offshore Platform in Campos Basin

July 7, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has said it has started decommissioning works on the P-12 semi-submersible production platform in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil. The 1983-built platform is located at the Linguado field, 83 km from Cabo de…

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ABB Solutions for Yinson's Marlim 2 FPSO

July 6, 2020

Swiss-based technology giant ABB will provide electrical, control, and telecommunication solutions for Malaysia-based Yinson's new FPSO - Anna Nery. Once delivered, the FPSO will be deployed at Petrobras' Marlim 2 oil field offshore Brazil.

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Petrobras Considers LNG Units for Pre-salt's Natural Gas

July 6, 2020

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras is considering installing offshore units to liquefy the growing natural gas production from the so-called pre-salt area, the company's emissions and climate change manager said during a webinar on Friday.

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MAN Compressors for Yinson's Brazil-bound FPSO

July 2, 2020

MAN Energy Solutions will deliver six compressor trains for Yinson's FPSO being built for deployment in Brazil. For the FPSO named Anna Nery, MAN Energy Solutions will deliver four RB-type centrifugal-compressor trains for gas production and export…

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Armed Group Attacks FPSO, Kidnaps Crew in Nigeria

July 2, 2020

The article has been updated to include a statement by BW Offshore who confirmed the attack on its FPSO and the kidnapping of several crew members. Pirates on Thursday attacked BW Offshore's Sendje Berge FPSO and kidnapped several crewmembers.

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Equinor Extending Asgard C FSO Life until Sep 2028

July 1, 2020

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has been given regulator approval to extend the producing life of Åsgard C Floating Storage and Offloading unit in the Norwegian Sea. Under the approval granted this week by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway…

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SBM Offshore Secures $600M Loan for FPSO Sepetiba Construction

July 1, 2020

Dutch FPSO supplier SBM Offshore has closed a US$600 million bridge loan facility for the financing of the construction of FPSO Sepetiba (formerly known as Mero 2) destined for deployment in Brazil with Petrobras. SBM Offshore said the loan…

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Brazil's Oil Industry Sees COVID-19 Impact Until the End of 2021

June 30, 2020

Brazil's oil industry expects a recovery in domestic demand in the next months driven by growing China imports, but the negative effects of COVID-19 are expected to last through the end of 2021, lobbying group IBP said in a note on Tuesday.

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Guyana Asks World Court to Confirm Border with Venezuela

June 30, 2020

Guyana on Tuesday asked the World Court to confirm the demarcation of its land border with Venezuela, part of a long-running dispute between the South American neighbours with potential implications for offshore oil rights. Representatives of Guyana asked judges at the United Nations court…

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Santos Awards Dorado pre-FEED SURF

June 30, 2020

Engineering services provider Atteris has won a contract for the subsea, umbilical, risers and flowline (SURF) pre-FEED for Santos' Dorado project field development, offshore W. Australia. The Dorado oil field is located within the Bedout Sub-basin…

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Buzios Oil Field Achieves Daily Production Record

June 29, 2020

Brazil's Petrobras said that its platforms P-74, P-75, P-76 and P-77 located in the deepwater Buzios oil field, the largest in the world, achieved record production levels on June 27, totaling 664,000 bpd and 822,000 boed. The oil company said it sold 764…

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Transborders Energy, SBM Offshore in FLNG Pact

June 29, 2020

Australia's Transborders Energy, a company working to develop an FLNG solution for marginal field development, has signed a partnership agreement with the floating production solutions giant SBM Offshore. Perth-based Transborders said Sunday…

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Guyana Short-lists 19 Companies to Market Its Oil

June 29, 2020

A group of 19 companies including oil majors, trading houses and state-run firms were approved by Guyana's government for the next phase of a competitive process aimed at selecting an agent for marketing its share of crude produced in the country.

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Exmar Slams 'Unlawful' Tango FLNG Force Majeure by YPF

June 26, 2020

Argentinian energy company YPF has sent a force majeure notice to Belgium shipowner Exmar, saying it is unable to pay for the charter of the Tango FLNG unit due to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Exmar, YPF claims that effects…

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Petrobras Starts Production at Atapu

June 25, 2020

Brazil's state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Thursday that it has commenced oil and gas production at the Atapu well in the eastern portion of the country's massive Santos basin. Petrobras, as the company is known, is operating the well with the P-70 floating production…

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Three Firms Vying for BHP's Trion FSO Award

June 24, 2020

Australian company BHP has selected three contractors to deliver an early engineering study for a Floating Storage and Offloading Unit (FSO) for the Trion field in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, offshore Mexico. The three companies are Altera Infrastructure ( formerly known as Teekay Offshore )…

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China's Jutal Nets Offshore Wind, FPSO Orders Worth $283M

June 23, 2020

China's Jutal Offshore Oil Services Limited has said it has won orders to build components for an offshore wind farm and an FPSO, for unnamed clients. Jutal said in a statement that the contracts were awarded to Zhuhai Jutal Offshore Oil Services Limited, its fully-owned subsidiary.

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DSME Delivers Excelerate's 10th FSRU

June 23, 2020

South Korean shipbuilding firm Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has earlier this month delivered a  floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) to Excelerate Energy. The FSRU, named  the Excelerate Sequoia, is Excelerate Energy's  tenth FSRU vessel. All ten FSRUs were built by DSME.

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Woodside: Sangomar on Track for First Oil in 2023

June 23, 2020

Australian oil and gas Woodside has reiterated that its $4.2 billion Sangomar project offshore Senegal, is still on track to produce first oil in 2023. The company was responding to media reports stating that Senegal has been forced to delay…

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