WorldOil Petrobras matched Kuwait’s oil production in 2020 In a year that brought the U.S. shale industry to its knees, the Brazilian state-run giant pumped an all-time-high 2.3 million barrels a day of crude, according to a statement Thursday. That’s about the same as OPEC member Kuwait. Brazil’s fuel demand surpasses 2019 levels, with more growth for 2021 Brazil’s surge in oil demand is a welcome development for a global market that’s been forced to push back expectations for when energy demand might get back to pre-virus levels. Brazil’s Petrobras CEO doubts decarbonization by “magical year” 2050 Petrobras CEO Roberto Castello Branco's stance more or less echoes those of U.S. oil giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron, which have emission reduction plans but have been outspoken about their focus on crude. TGS announces new Brazilian seismic acquisition projects TGS will mobilize the COSL vessel HYSY720 to commence acquisition of the Espirito Santo 3D survey by year-end. All-in for the Brazilian oil and gas industry Part 2: In this second and final installment, the authors examine a potential rebuilding of onshore production, the likely need for some offshore decommissioning, and the status of the country’s alternative fuels. PJ Valves signs two Brazilian FPSO supply deals The specialist manufacturer and supplier of valves for the global energy industry has been awarded two significant FPSO valve contracts for projects in Brazil. The company will manufacture and supply valves packages to both projects in the Santos and Campos basins. Oceaneering wins Petrobras BOP tethering services contract Oceaneering International has been awarded a BOP tethering services contract offshore Brazil from Petrobras. The contract duration is one-year with the option to extend for an additional year. API signs MOU with Brazilian technological, certification and standardization group API signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Brazilian technological, certification and standardization group, ABENDI, to collaborate on industry standardization with the goal of enhancing safety, environmental protection and sustainability. Prumo, bp and Siemens enter into partnership with SPIC on Brazil LNG projects Under the agreement, SPIC will initially acquire 33% of the GNA I and GNA II LNG-to-power projects, located in Port of Açu, Rio de Janeiro. SPIC has also entered into an agreement to participate in the future expansion projects GNA III and GNA IV, which are expected to be fueled by a combination of LNG and domestic gas from Brazil’s vast pre-salt reserves. Golar Power enters alliance with Galileo to promote LNG in Brazil With this initiative, Golar Power intends to increase the share of local LNG in its supply and accelerate energy transition towards a cleaner energy chain with a lower carbon footprint in Brazil: switching from diesel fuel, liquefied petroleum gas or heavy fuel oil to natural gas.