http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Shell Brazil invests in solution for inspecting FPSO tanks https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/7/31/shell-brazil-invests-in-solution-for-inspecting-fpso-tanks Aberdeen-based inspection technology and service provider for the oil and gas industry, Innospection, Shell Brazil and SENAI CIMATEC technology institute in Salvador, Brazil, have recently signed a partnership agreement to develop a robot-based technology for in-service inspection of cargo oil tanks of FPSOs. Petrobras announces start of binding phase for sale of onshore concessions https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/7/30/petrobras-announces-start-of-binding-phase-for-sale-of-onshore-concessions Petrobras, following up on the disclosures made on 09/22/2017 and 03/02/2018, informs the beginning of the binding phase related to the full sale of its exploration, development and production rights in onshore fields of SergipeTerra 2 Cluster, located in Sergipe state. Steel tariffs: A campaign promise the oil industry hoped Trump would not keep https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/july-2018/features/steel-tariffs-a-campaign-promise-the-oil-industry-hoped-trump-would-not-keep On March 1, U.S. President Donald Trump announced 25% tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The EandP industry is telling Congress and the administration that this is a bad idea. The real question is “Why Was Anyone Surprised?” Equinor aligns partnership in Brazil’s Carcará area https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/7/4/equinor-aligns-partnership-in-brazil-s-carcará-area Equinor and Barra Energia have signed an agreement for Equinor to acquire Barra’s 10% interest in the BM-S-8 licence in Brazil’s Santos basin. Petrobras announces start of production at Tartaruga Verde field https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/6/25/petrobras-announces-start-of-production-at-tartaruga-verde-field Petrobras has announced the start of production at Tartaruga Verde field, in the deep waters of the Campos basin, by means of FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes. Equinor acquires interest in Brazil's Roncador field https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/6/15/equinor-acquires-interest-in-brazils-roncador-field Equinor and Petrobras have completed their transaction announced in December 2017, whereby Equinor has acquired a 25% non-operated interest in Roncador oil field in Brazil’s Campos basin. Equinor deepens position in Brazil's pre-salt region https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/6/7/equinor-deepens-position-in-brazils-pre-salt-region Equinor, ExxonMobil and Petrogal Brasil presented the winning bid (75.49% profit oil) for the Uirapuru production sharing contract in the Santos basin. Petrobras exercised its right to enter the consortium and will be the operator with 30% equity. ExxonMobil completes purchase of Carcara field interest, offshore Brazil https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/6/6/exxonmobil-completes-purchase-of-carcara-field-interest-offshore-brazil ExxonMobil said it has completed the purchase of half of Equinor’s interest in the BM-S-8 Block, offshore Brazil, which contains part of the 2-Bbbl, pre-salt Carcara oil field. Petrobras CFO replaces Parente as CEO https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/6/3/petrobras-cfo-replaces-parente-as-ceo Ivan Monteiro has been named to head Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras on an interim basis, replacing CEO Pedro Parente who resigned Friday. Brazilian pre-salt continues to deliver high productivity performance, says GlobalData https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/5/31/brazilian-pre-salt-continues-to-deliver-high-productivity-performance-says-globaldata Presently, ultra-deepwater Brazilian pre-salt prevails by delivering high productivity performance assurance to the industry expectations and to the government advantage, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.