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Sete Brasil confident to deliver its 29 pre-salt oil-rigs program ontime

Sete Brasil secured financing for nine first drilling ships Sete Brasil Participacoes SA (Sete Brasil) secured $3.7 billion loan to finance the first series of nine drilling rigs out of its $20 billion capital expenditure program for the construction of 29 rigs required by Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) to develop the pre-salt crude oil in the …

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Drilling Charter

Definition Drilling charter refers to the decision of an operator to lease or hire the drilling rigs instead of using its own ones. The service company renting its drilling rig to an operator is called the charterer. Comments In the past each operating company used to have their own drilling rig for oil and gas …

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Topsides

Definition The Topsides are the surface installations allowing the drilling and/or production and/or processing of offshore hydrocarbons. Comments Normally used as a plural the Topsides comes from the ship building industry to designate all the portion of the ship coming on the top of the hull or above the waterline. Then it applies on the …

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Italy considers how to restore its GDP with Oil and Gas

Offshore Exploration and Production ban counts days Soon after the Macondo incident, Italy proposed a moratorium that came into force in August 2010. Italy’s Legislative Decree No. 128/10 (known as DL 128) prohibited offshore exploration and production activities involving liquid hydrocarbons within 5 miles of the Italian coast. In addition, offshore drilling activities located within …

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