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More Growth for UFRJ Technology Park

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on January 17, 2011

Halliburon and Tenaris Confac recently signed contracts with UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) to build laboratories within the university´s technology complex, which is located at Fundão Island in the north zone of Rio. Both companies…

Subsea Equipment & Services Demand Continues Growing in Brazil

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 2, 2010

The deepwater scene is in full swing in Brazil, with major projects being developed by various operators and national operator Petrobras. All these projects require a multitude of subsea equipment and subsea services, which accounted for a steady…

Flexible Risers in Deepwater Production – Reliability Concerns

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on October 28, 2010

The flexible risers being used in deepwater are designed to work for a period of around 20 to 30 years, which is the expected lifetime of an O&G field. A flexible riser failure could happen due to a number of reasons, such as hostile environmental…

New Maintenance Rig for the Campos Basin - More Urgently Needed

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on January 12, 2011

Petrobras is finally increasing its investments on Maintenance and Security Units “Unidades de Manutenção e Segurança” (UMS). The new unit UMS Cidade de Arraial do Cabo, will be supplying logistics support for production rigs at the Campos Basin…

Brazilian Offshore Subsea Lab

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on January 10, 2011

The idea is to place an oceanographic lab at Brazil´s most remote maritime frontier, in order to have a continuous presence and dominate as area in which hidden natural riches go beyond the pre-salt layers. At the limit of the continental platform…

Chinese Eyeing Increased Involvement in Brazilian O&G and Shipbuilding

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on January 5, 2011

In the shipbuilding business news of some form of partnership between CSSC and local builders is expected for the near future as the local shipbuilding capabilities expand. In the O&G industry, Sinopec just recently announced its partnership agreement with Spanish operator Repsol.

Subsea Technology Development in Brazil - The Birth of a New Local Industry

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on December 31, 2010

Subsea technology companies have been operating in Brazil for many years. FMC Technologies for example has been in Brazil since 1956 and currently has two manufacturing facilities in Rio de Janeiro and one service base in Macaé (Northeast of the city of Rio).

Discoveries, Confirmations , Production Start-ups and…Safety

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on December 29, 2010

Petrobras recently discovered light oil in sandstones reservoirs in the post-salt section of the Espírito Santo Basin. The discovery was the result of the drilling of the 1-BRSA-882-ESS well, known as Indra, located within the BM-ES-32 Block.

Rig Module Hub in Bahia

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on December 22, 2010

Accompanying the growth in ship construction in the Brazilian northeast states, the tropical state of Bahia is showing a marked increase in shipbuilding investments. Along the “Baía de Todos os Santos” or Bay of All Saints, various yards are being built to compete for rig module orders.

Marine Turbines for Local FPSOs

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on December 17, 2010

The tendering process is expected to involve up to 128 units, including marine turbines, generators and compressors. Since there a but a handful of heavy marine turbine manufacturers in the world and with the local content policy demanding around…

Brazilian Pigging Technology

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on December 9, 2010

PipeWay Internatinal was formed by an alliance between a Brazilian company called PipeWay Engenharia and an American company, to work together in North America. PipeWay Engenharia is the sole company in the Southern Hemisphere with fully national production…

Controlled Growth for Brazil´s O&G Development

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on December 7, 2010

The Brazilian O&G market development speed is directly dependent on the shipbuilding industry and the specialized equipment and services industry. The hard truth is that none of these local supporting industries are presently capable of supplying…

Brazilian Subsea Equipment Market Views

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 30, 2010

Today Petrobras is one of the greatest if not the greatest subsea equipment buyer in the world. With the ongoing discoveries of new deepwater and ultra-deepwater O&G plays in Brazil´s offshore, there is a sustained demand for essential subsea systems such as BOPs…

Petrobras Considering New Strategy for Driller Orders

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 29, 2010

This option would entail creating a holding company as a subsidiary to Petrobras Netherlands B.V. (PNBV) to administer the operation of the 28 drillers to be ordered in the coming years in order to fulfill the drilling needs of the company´s…

General Electric Targeting Massive Growth in Brazil

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 23, 2010

Very recently Petrobras and General Electric (GE) signed an agreement for future technology cooperation in R&D projects for monitoring and controlling oil and gas production systems. The development of subsea and compact systems for O&G production…

Maritime Infrastructure Projects Targeting Brazil O&G Market

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 18, 2010

OSX has finally defined that its shipyard will be build next to the Açu Port and Industrial Complex in the northeast coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The final decision was decision was based on the competitive advantages of UCN Açu, as attested by the results of comprehensive engineering…

Schlumberger Launches Strategic Investments in Brazil

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 17, 2010

With the expected growth of Brazil´s current O&G production from 2 million boe to 5 billion boe by 2015, industry service providers are feeling the necessity of making local investments proportionate to this expected growth. Schlumberger, as…

Strategic Local FPSO Builders Chosen

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 15, 2010

There was still a need for a tender process to select which local company would be responsible for the construction process of the first 8 FPSOs to be built from a total of 40 FPSOs originally calculated to be needed for the pre-salt development.

Logistics and Workforce Problems Plaguing Brazil´s O&G Development

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 10, 2010

Petrobras was recently upgraded to being the fourth largest energy company in the world, mostly due to the pre-salt fields and there is little doubt in the market that the company can continue climbing this ladder, possibly to the very top, in another decade.

New O&G Operators in Brazil – Aurizonia Petróleo

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 6, 2010

Aurizônia Petróleo was established in 2004 in Rio Grande do Norte, ain north Brazil and has two branches, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and in Mossoró (RN). The company's objective is the exploration, production, importation and exportation of oil and natural gas.