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July 24, 2024
TechnipFMC has been awarded a “substantial” contract by Petrobras to supply flexible pipe for the pre-salt fields offshore Brazil. The contract covers the design, engineering, and manufacture of flexible pipe for water injection and gas lift.
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July 22, 2024
Valaris Limited has been awarded a multi-year contract with Equinor Energy do Brasil Ltda., a subsidiary of Equinor ASA (“Equinor”), for drillship VALARIS DS-17. The contract relates to work offshore Brazil on Project Raia. Equinor’s project partners are Repsol Sinpoec Brazil (35%) and Petrobras (30%).
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July 22, 2024
Recent discoveries in Namibia’s Orange basin suggest it could hold up to 3 Bbpe of oil and 8.7 Tcfg, and the country’s total oil reserves could be nearly equal to Guyana’s at around 11 Bbbl. Excitement around the newly discovered resources is high, and though oil and gas production still lie ahead, Namibia has become a leader in African oil and gas investment.
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July 18, 2024
Block 5 is located offshore Suriname in shallow water depths of about 30-45 m. The license is currently proceeding to its second exploration phase with a commitment to drill an exploration well.
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July 16, 2024
Hammerhead aims to start production in 2029, boosting Guyana's oil production capacity to over 1.4 MMbpd. Exxon, along with partners Hess Corp and China's CNOOC, expects Hammerhead to produce between 120,000 and 180,000 bpd, which is less than the 250,000 bpd from its largest vessels offshore Guyana.
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July 16, 2024
Bolivian President Luis Arce announced the discovery of a 1.7 Tcf natural gas reserve near La Paz. This discovery, the largest since 2005, is expected to become the third-largest producing field in Bolivia and is expected to produce first gas in two to three years.
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July 11, 2024
The case with Exxon, which claims to have a right of first refusal over Hess’s biggest asset offshore Guyana, will likely take at least until the fourth quarter, meaning the FTC’s review will extend several more months. The agency plans to announce its decision when the arbitration is finished, said the people, who asked not to be named discussing an internal agency matter.
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July 10, 2024
Cisneros, who is chairman of Cisneros Corporation, is entering a joint venture with PDVSA through Globalable Holding SL. The JV known as Petrocabimas is based in the western Zulia state and is projected to quadruple current production to 50,000 bpd by 2026, Cisneros said in a statement. PDVSA did not reply to a request for comment.
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July 09, 2024
Manatee is slated to start production in 2027. Once online, Manatee is expected to reach peak production of approximately 104,000 boed.
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July 07, 2024
Georgetown aims to acquire, process, and interpret high-quality 3D seismic data to aid in the exploration and development of oil and gas resources in the Guyana-Suriname basin. This data will also be used for future bidding and licensing rounds.
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July 03, 2024
a three-person arbitration panel has been finalized to address ExxonMobil's claim against Chevron's $53 billion purchase of Hess Corp over oil-rich assets offshore Guyana. This marks a significant step in resolving the uncertainty surrounding the merger, which Chevron and Hess hoped to complete in early 2024.
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June 29, 2024
Returning expatriates are emerging as one of the early beneficiaries of Guyana’s oil boom, which is calling back some of the country’s nearly 40% who moved overseas. Their entrepreneurial ventures will play a key role in determining whether the world’s newest petrostate can grow into a diversified economy.
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June 27, 2024
CGX Energy Inc.  and Frontera Energy Corporation, joint venture partners in the Petroleum Prospecting License for the Corentyne block offshore Guyana (the “License”), has submitted a Notice of Potential Commercial Interest for the Wei-1 discovery to the Government of Guyana, which preserves the Joint Venture’s interests in the License.
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June 25, 2024
Exxon filed an environmental authorization application with the government Monday for an investment that’s expected to boost the country’s overall production capacity to nearly 1.5 MMbpd, about the same as OPEC member Nigeria.
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June 25, 2024
MPF5 was launched from the SWS dry dock following the successful completion of planned construction activities, including hull erection, equipment installation and piping outfitting.
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June 24, 2024
Guyana has been urging the Exxon-led consortium to develop its offshore natural gas reserves. Exxon plans to complete an appraisal of the natural gas findings by early next year and explore commercialization options.
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June 24, 2024
ATP will pay 100% of the work program, which initially consists of drilling and completing the AND-4 and AND-5 wells in the Andorinha field and a workover in the CR-2 well located in the POT-T-281 block.
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June 23, 2024
ExxonMobil has started appraisal drilling at its Lau-Lau 2 well site in the prolific Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, where it had previously discovered over 300 ft of oil at the Lau-Lau 1 well. The Maritime Administration Department announced that this appraisal, conducted by the drillship MODU Noble Sam Croft, will run from June 16 to July 31, 2024.
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June 23, 2024
The arbitration process to determine whether ExxonMobil can block the $53 billion sale of Hess Corp to Chevron is stalled due to the incomplete appointment of a third arbitrator, according to people familiar with the matter.
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June 23, 2024
Daily crude production kicked off the year at 3.73 MMbpd, then plummeted nearly 25% following offshore maintenance. Now, more than one-third of the deficit has been restored, offering far-reaching implications for Latin America’s largest economy and worldwide energy markets.
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June 20, 2024
The FPSO will operate in the Jubarte field in the Campos basin's pre-salt layer, off Espírito Santo's coast. The unit has a production capacity of 100,000 bpd and can process 5 MMcmgd.
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