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ExxonMobil wins eight deepwater blocks in Brazil's latest bid round

ExxonMobil has increased its holdings in Brazil’s pre-salt basins after winning eight additional exploration blocks during Brazil’s 15th bid round.

Shell expands Brazil-operated footprint with new deepwater blocks

Shell Brasil Petroleo, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), today won four additional deep-water exploration blocks in the Campos and Potiguar basins, bringing its total operated presence offshore Brazil to 18 blocks.

Statoil awarded four blocks offshore Brazil

Statoil and partners were the high bidders for four blocks in the Campos basin in Brazil’s 15th licensing round held on March 29. With the new licenses, Statoil strengthens its position in Brazil and increases synergies with current projects.

Latin American giant's hunger for foreign gas ebbs amid oil boom

As the global natural gas trade expands amid a boom in supplies from the U.S. to Australia, at least one major energy consumer may be sitting on the sidelines: Brazil.

Petrobras announces sale of Piranema and Piranema Sul fields

Petrobras has announced that it has started the opportunity disclosure stage regarding the transfer of Petrobras’ total stake in the Piranema and Piranema Sul fields.

IEA: Record oil output from U.S., Brazil, Canada and Norway to keep global markets supplied

Oil production growth from the United States, Brazil, Canada and Norway can keep the world well supplied, more than meeting global oil demand growth through 2020, but more investment will be needed to boost output after that, according to the International Energy Agency's latest annual report on oil markets.

Petrobras announces start of binding phase for divestment of Enchova, Pampo clusters

Petrobras, further to the Material Fact disclosed on July 28, 2017, and press release disclosed on Oct. 4, 2017, informs the start of the binding phase regarding the assignment of all of its exploration, development and production rights in Enchova and Pampo clusters, located in Rio de Janeiro state.

Turbodrills reduce well time and deliver lower cost per foot in hard and abrasive formations

Mark Miksa, Halliburton

Downhole turbines are a solution in hard and abrasive formations, otherwise inaccessible with conventional motors.

Aker Solutions wins services contract from Petrobras in Brazil

Aker Solutions won a contract to provide maintenance and modifications services for three platforms at Petrobras-operated oil and gas fields offshore Brazil, expanding its business in a key international market.

Petrobras, Total complete transfer of rights in Lapa and Iara concessions

Petrobras and Total announce that they have finalized a decisive milestone in the realization of their Strategic Alliance, signed in March 2017.

Petrobras comeback snubbed by former backer as election nears

Petrobras may be making progress in its plan to reduce debt, but a former shareholder in the state-controlled energy giant isn’t ready to jump back in quite yet.

Total launches large-scale development of giant Libra field

Total announces that it has taken the investment decision for the first large-scale development phase of the Libra project, located deep offshore, 180 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, in the pre-salt area of the Santos basin in Brazil.

Statoil acquires 25% interest in Roncador field, tripling its production in Brazil

Statoil ASA and Petrobras have agreed that Statoil will acquire a 25% interest in Roncador, a large oil field in the Campos basin in Brazil. The transaction nearly triples Statoil's production in Brazil, with attractive break-evens and potential for additional value creation for both parties.

ExxonMobil, Petrobras form strategic alliance

Petrobras and ExxonMobil have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding a strategic alliance to jointly identify and evaluate potential business opportunities.

The Global Offshore Brazil Summit is a must-attend event

Gulf Quest LLC, a joint venture between Quest Offshore and Gulf Publishing Company, is pleased to announce the first edition of the Global Offshore Brazil Summit (GOBS), which will be held June 11-13, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Blackstone said to offer $6 billion for Petrobras pipeline

Blackstone Group has teamed up with its Brazilian partner to compete for Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s natural gas pipeline network in the country’s northeast, said people with knowledge of the matter.

Newly named Mero field estimated to hold 3.3 Bbbl

Petrobras, as the Operator and acting on behalf of the Libra Consortium, announces that today it submitted the declaration of commerciality to the Brazil’s National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) regarding the oil accumulation located in the northwestern portion of Libra block, in the Pre-salt of the Santos basin.

CNOOC announces start of production at Libra Block

CNOOC Limited announced today Libra Block in Brazil has already started production.

Petrobras reports oil and gas production from October

Petrobras reports that its total oil and natural gas production in October was 2.77 MMboed, with 2.67 MMboed produced in Brazil and 104,000 boed produced abroad.

Petrobras begins negotiation with BP towards strategic alliance

Petrobras announced that it has signed a Letter Of Intent (LOI) with BP to jointly identify and evaluate business opportunities involving assets or ventures in Brazil and abroad, which include cooperation on upstream, downstream, gas transportation and marketing, LNG, oil trading, lubricants, aviation fuel, power generation and distribution, renewables, technology and low carbon initiatives, with the purpose of developing a potential strategic alliance between the companies.