Petrobras now operates more floating production platforms (including self-owned and chartered ones) than any other company in the world, according to Petrodata, a consulting firm that specializes in providing information about the global oil industry. According to the company’s latest figures, as of December 2014 Petrobras operated 110 offshore production units off the Brazilian coast.
Petrobras total oil and natural gas production in December, in Brazil and abroad, has reached an average of 2 million 863 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day, representing the best result ever achieved in the history of the Company. This volume has an increase of 4.4% from 2 million 741 thousand boed registered in November.
BG Group, a world leader in exploration and LNG, today announced that its partner Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., as the operator of block BM-S-11 in the pre-salt Santos Basin, has submitted the Declarations of Commerciality (DoC) to the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) for three separate oil and gas accumulations in the Iara area, offshore Brazil.
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today the award of a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by Chevron North Sea Limited (Chevron) to an Amec Foster Wheeler company for the Captain Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) development in the North Sea. The value of the contract has not been announced.
On Monday, December 8, Petrobras began transporting the hull of P-66, the first platform in a series of eight “replicant” FPSOs (floating production, storage and offloading units) being constructed to meet oil production demands in Brazil. This is the first FPSO hull completely built in the country.
Eni has started production of first oil from the West Hub Development Project in Block 15/06 in the Angolan Deep Offshore, approximately 350 kilometres northwest of Luanda and 130 kilometres west of Soyo.
The offshore platform Cidade de Ilhabela started-up this Thursday, November 20, at 5:37 a.m., in the Santos Basin pre-salt field of Sapinhoá. The new unit is part of the set of production projects scheduled for this year as outlined in the company’s 2014-2018 Business and Management Plan.
Petrobras’ consolidated oil and gas production, in Brazil and abroad, reached 2 million 795 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) in October, up 0.5% from September´s production of 2 million 781 thousand boed.
Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to a new H2/CO2 FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) to a new design developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Chiyoda Corporation.
Last Friday (10/31) Petrobras and PPSA (Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A.) signed a Production Individualization Agreement (PIA) for the Tartaruga Mestiça field, in the southern part of the Campos Basin. This Agreement sets out the rules for joint production of oil and natural gas and the development of operations in the area, as well as the interest of each party.