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Novelis Announces Closure Of Ouro Preto Aluminum Smelter To Focus Brazilian Operations On Core Rolled Products Business

SOURCE: Novelis | 16 October 2014

Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, announced today that consistent with its corporate strategy it will focus its operations in Brazil on its core business of aluminum rolling and recycling. As a result, it will cease operations at its Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, primary aluminum smelter at the end of 2014.

Petrobras Begins Commercial Production In Santos Basin Pre-Salt Iracema Sul Area

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 15 October 2014

Petrobras’ platform Cidade de Mangaratiba went into operation today (14/10) in the Santos Basin pre-salt area of Iracema Sul, in Lula field, located on block BM-S-11. The start-up of the new platform was anticipated since the original expected start-up, as provided for in the 2014-2018 Business & Management Plan, had been scheduled for November 6th, 2014.

Libra Consortium Signs Letter Of Intent For Charter Of Its 1st FPSO For Extended Well Tests

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 10 October 2014

Libra Consortium has signed a letter of intent with Odebrecht/Teekay (OOG-Teekay), winner of a tender process, for the charter of a FPSO-type platform (floating production, storage and offloading) designed for the extended well test campaign of Libra, in the Santos Basin pre-salt deposits.

ABB Opens Office In Myanmar After An Absence Of 20 Years

SOURCE: ABB | 25 September 2014

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today inaugurated its first new office in Yangon, Myanmar, after an absence of 20 years. Having a local presence in the country will allow the company to better serve local customers, improve service capabilities, and expand its activities.

Foster Wheeler Awarded Coker Training, Commissioning And Start-Up Services Contract By Petron In Philippines

SOURCE: Foster Wheeler | 23 September 2014

Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq:FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Petron Corporation to provide operator training, commissioning, and start-up assistance services for the new delayed coking unit at Petron’s Bataan Refinery in the Philippines.

Petrobras’ Total Production Tops 2.7 Million Barrels Of Oil Equivalent Per Day In August

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 13 September 2014

Petrobras’ consolidated oil and natural gas production in Brazil and abroad reached 2,759 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), rising 2.2% from a reported production of 2,699 thousand boed in July.

Shutting Down Production On Huldra

SOURCE: Statoil | 03 September 2014

Huldra is the first gravity-based, Statoil-operated installation in the North Sea to be shut down permanently. Terminating production on 3 September, the platform has produced gas and condensate for six extra years compared to the original plan.

Resuming Ordinary Operations At In Amenas

SOURCE: Statoil | 01 September 2014

Nearly 18 months after the In Amenas attack, Statoil and the joint venture partners are ready to resume ordinary operations at the plant.

FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba Leaves The Yard For Pre-Salt Operations

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 18 August 2014

This Saturday (August 16th), the Schahin – Modec consortium, hired by Petrobras to build and operate the FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba, initiated the process of moving the vessel out of the BrasFels shipyard, in Angra dos Reis.

International Energy Agency Rates Brazilian Oil Production As “Exceptional”

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 15 August 2014

The International Energy Agency (IEA) classified as “exceptional” the increase in oil production in Brazil in the second quarter of this year, in a monthly report released on Tuesday, August 12. According to the report by the IEA, which has a presence in 29 countries, Brazilian oil production reached 2.3 million barrels per day (bpd) in June.