http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Shell, Petrobras strengthen deepwater partnership in Brazil's pre-salt fields http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/12/shell-petrobras-strengthen-deepwater-partnership-in-brazils-pre-salt-fields Royal Dutch Shell and Petrobras signed last week in The Hague, Netherlands, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a long-term mutual collaboration in developing pre-salt fields in Brazil. CGG starts Espirito Santo IV survey offshore Brazil http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/29/cgg-starts-espirito-santo-iv-survey-offshore-brazil CGG announces the start of work on Espirito Santo IV, a large BroadSeis 3D multi-client survey in the deep and ultra-deep waters of the Espirito Santo basin offshore Brazil. Petrobras discovers oil accumulation in Campos basin pre-salt layer http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/11/petrobras-discovers-oil-accumulation-in-campos-basin-pre-salt-layer Petrobras has reported the discovery of oil accumulation in the Campos basin’s pre-salt layer, in the area of Marlim Sul field. Oil and Gas in the Capitals http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/august-2017/columns/oil-gas-in-the-capitals Notwithstanding Latin America’s limited economic growth, exploration investments are the common denominator in the region’s major oil and gas plays. Suretank Brazil aims to revolutionize chemical transportation for oil and gas http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/8/suretank-brazil-aims-to-revolutionize-chemical-transportation-for-oil-and-gas Suretank Latin America has entered into a partnership agreement with Pinamak aimed at dramatically reducing operating costs in the transportation of chemicals to offshore platforms. Karoon approves FEED for Echidna oil discovery in Santos basin, Brazil http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/26/karoon-approves-feed-for-echidna-oil-discovery-in-santos-basin-brazil Karoon Gas Australia Ltd. is pleased to announce that its Board has approved the development concept for the Echidna light oil discovery, progressing the project to the next phase in the development, Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED). Subsea 7 awarded contract extensions offshore Brazil http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/21/subsea-7-awarded-contract-extensions-offshore-brazil Subsea 7 S.A. has announced the award of contract extensions for three Pipelay Support Vessels (PLSVs) currently on long-term day-rate contracts offshore Brazil. CGG wins Brazil data processing contract for world’s largest seabed seismic survey http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/19/cgg-wins-brazil-data-processing-contract-for-world-s-largest-seabed-seismic-survey CGG announced the award by Petrobras of a contract to process the seismic data from a 3D Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) survey covering a full-fold area of 2180 km2 in Brazil’s deepwater Santos Basin. Brazil mulls easing local content rules in older oil contracts http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/18/brazil-mulls-easing-local-content-rules-in-older-oil-contracts Brazil's oil regulator is proposing a plan to allow companies to apply more flexible local content rules to pre-existing contracts, the agency chief said on Tuesday, in a bid to attract fresh investment by foreign oil majors into Latin America's top economy. Statoil secures Seadrill rig for exploration drilling in Brazil http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/13/statoil-secures-seadrill-rig-for-exploration-drilling-in-brazil Statoil Brasil Oleo e Gas Ltda has awarded Seadrill two service contracts for exploration drilling in the BM-S-8 license in Brazil's Santos basin.