Santos Basin

Petrobras to consider new set of FPSOs for Jupiter pre-salt projects

Petrobras Jupiter FPSO to learn from Lula development Petrobras and its partner, Galp Energia (Galp) from Portugal, are expecting to benefit from the lessons learnt in developing the Lula giant offshore pre-salt field to design the floating, processing, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels to be moored at Jupiter field to operate in similar conditions in …

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Repsol-Sinopec compare concepts to develop Brazil Campos pre-salt

Giant Pao de Acucar in Block BM-C-33 reaches FEED The giant discovery Pao de Acucar and its adjacent fields, Seat and Gavea, are reaching the front end engineering and design (FEED) stage to develop the prolific Block BM-C-33 pre-salt in the ultra deep water of the Campos Basin offshore Macae, in the State of Rio de …

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One Day – One Country: Brazil

Brazil Key Projects and Highlights In 2012, Brazil and its flagship, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), had to face a reality regarding their capacity to deliver on time all the fleets of drilling ships, exploration and production floating units and services vessels in respect with the local content requirements. Awarding contracts to shipyards not yet even built …

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QGEP about to decide Brazil Atlanta development scheme

QGEP gauges two FPSO sizes for Atlanta heavy crude The first Brazilian independent oil company Queiroz Galvao Exploration & Production (QGEP) and its partners, OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações S.A (OGX) and Barra Energia do Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda (Barra Energia), are currently evaluating two different schemes to develop the offshore Block BS-4 and select the …

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Petrobras to expand fleet of chartered pipelay support vessels

Petrobras expects first series of vessels in 2014 – 2015 On end of last year Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) signed contracts for chartering six pipelay support vessels (PLSVs) for the development of the pre-salt oil and gas fields in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. Representing a total of $2.9 billion chartering contracts, these new-build pipelay vessels were …

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Petrobras, Sete and Keppel select electrical solution for new drilling rigs

GE to power pre-salt semisubmersible drilling vessels The Brazilian national oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), Sete Brazil Participaçoes SA (Sete) and its contractor Keppel Fels do Brazil SA (Keppel) have selected GE’s Power Conversion electrical solutions to power and propel the first series of six semisubmersible drilling rigs. Petrobras is the operator imposing the key requirements …

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