http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Equinor awards offshore Brazil EPCI contract to Subsea Integration Alliance https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/6/15/equinor-awards-offshore-brazil-epci-contract-to-subsea-integration-alliance Schlumberger announced an award to Subsea Integration Alliance of a large contract by Equinor on its Bacalhau project offshore Brazil. The contract scope covers the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the subsea production systems and subsea pipelines. Maersk Drilling lands two development well contract in Brazil’s Patola field https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/6/3/maersk-drilling-lands-two-development-well-contract-in-brazil-s-patola-field Karoon Energy Ltd has exercised an option to add the drilling of two development wells at the Patola field offshore Brazil to the work scope of the semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer. The work is expected to commence in the second half of 2022. CGG awarded Equinor OBN imaging contract in Brazil https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/5/10/cgg-awarded-equinor-obn-imaging-contract-in-brazil CGG has been awarded a major contract by Equinor for the seismic imaging of its Bacalhau 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey covering 409 sq km (158 sq mi) currently being acquired in Brazil’s deepwater Santos Basin. Baker Hughes awarded subsea contract for Petrobras’ Marlim and Voador fields in Brazil https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/5/3/baker-hughes-awarded-subsea-contract-for-petrobras-marlim-and-voador-fields-in-brazil Baker Hughes has been awarded a subsea oilfield equipment contract from Petrobras as part of the Marlim and Voador field revitalization plan in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil. Maersk Drilling secures four-well intervention contract for Mærsk Developer in Brazil https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/20/maersk-drilling-secures-four-well-intervention-contract-for-maersk-developer-in-brazil The contract is expected to commence in the first half of 2022, with a firm duration of 110 days. The value of the firm contract is approximately USD 34m, including rig modifications and a mobilization fee. Novel flexible pipe overcomes challenges in pre-salt subsea developments https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/special-focus/novel-flexible-pipe-overcomes-challenges-in-pre-salt-subsea-developments An innovative technological solution has overcome flexible pipe corrosion cracking in high CO2 content fields, including Brazil’s pre-salt offshore developments. The new pipe system is verified to extend service life by at least 50%, compared to standard flexibles. Baker Hughes pioneers flexible pipe solution to overcome stress corrosion cracking https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/22/baker-hughes-pioneers-flexible-pipe-solution-to-overcome-stress-corrosion-cracking Baker Hughes has reached a significant technology milestone in pioneering a solution to overcome flexible pipe stress corrosion cracking (SCC) tendencies in high CO2 content fields, such as those found in Brazil’s pre-salt offshore developments. Analyst downgrades erase $18B of Petrobras stock value https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/2/20/analyst-downgrades-erase-18b-of-petrobras-stock-value Bradesco BBI, BTG Pactual, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, Nau Securities, Santander, Scotiabank and XP Investimentos cut their ratings on the shares after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday decided to fire the oil company’s CEO following a spat over hikes in fuel prices and moved to appoint Joaquim Silva e Luna, a former army general, as a replacement. Tenaris to supply Subsea 7 with coated risers and flowlines for Brazil’s Bacalhau offshore field https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/26/tenaris-to-supply-subsea-7-with-coated-risers-and-flowlines-for-brazil-s-bacalhau-offshore-field Tenaris and Subsea 7 have signed an agreement for the supply of pipes and coating services for Bacalhau project, operated by Equinor and located 115 miles off the coast of São Paulo in Brazil. OPEC membership isn’t an option for Brazil, Petrobras CEO says https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/12/5/opec-membership-isn-t-an-option-for-brazil-petrobras-ceo-says While Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro recently welcomed an informal invitation to join OPEC, the boss of the country’s state-controlled energy company isn’t a fan of the idea and said it’s not a possibility right now.