LatAmOil - Latin America Oil & Gas

22 October 2021

Meeting the need for gas

21 October 2021

Colombia may be hard-pressed to focus on blue hydrogen projects, given that domestic gas demand is rising while production trends downward.

Japanese consortium sells 5% stake in Venezuela’s Carabobo Project 3

21 October 2021

A consortium formed by three Japanese companies has sold its 5% stake in Venezuela’s Carabobo Project 3. Inpex, one of the consortium’s members, has said that the sale will allow it to quit the South American country.

Brazilian president mulls Petrobras privatisation

21 October 2021

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is considering privatising Petrobras, the national oil company, as gasoline prices continue to rise.

ExxonMobil submits EIA for Yellowtail

21 October 2021

ExxonMobil has submitted documents to Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlining its plans for development of Yellowtail, an oilfield within the offshore Stabroek block.

Argentinian gas producers file four export requests in first half of October

21 October 2021

Energy companies operating in Argentina have filed several more natural gas export requests, mostly of them concerning planned deliveries to Chile.

ANP delays new gas rules by up to a year

21 October 2021

Brazil’s state-run oil and gas regulator, the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), has delayed by up to one year updates to 10 key rules and regulations related to liberalisation of domestic natural gas markets.

HDF begins building green hydrogen complex in French Guiana

20 October 2021

Hydrogene de France Energy, known as HDF, has begun work on a green hydrogen project in French Guiana.

Venezuela reportedly gearing up to send heavy crude to Iran

20 October 2021

Venezuela was reportedly preparing to send about 2mn barrels of heavy crude oil to Iran within the framework of a crude-for condensate swap as of October 16.

LatAmOil: TotalEnergies will not flare gas from Block 58

20 October 2021

Patrick Pouyanné, the CEO of France’s TotalEnergies, has said that his company will not flare any of the associated gas contained within its oilfields offshore Suriname.

A tale of two protests

15 October 2021

Demonstrations near the sites of two refineries highlight the problems facing Mexico’s downstream sector.

Brazil fails to award most promising offshore sites in licensing round

15 October 2021

Brazil’s first licensing round since the advent of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic proved less successful than anticipated last week.

Marine service provider says Guyana blocks could yield 15bn boe

15 October 2021

The Stabroek block offshore Guyana, together with the adjacent Canje and Kaieteur blocks, could yield around 15bn boe as exploration campaigns ramp up, according to marine vessel service provider Bourbon Guyana.

Melbana reports new “zone of interest” in Alameda-1 well

15 October 2021

Australia’s Melbana Energy said earlier this week that it had encountered another “zone of interest” while drilling the Alameda-1 exploration well at the Block 9 licence area onshore Cuba.

Cataback data seen helping ExxonMobil choose another development target

15 October 2021

The US super-major ExxonMobil appears to be giving serious consideration to including Cataback, its latest oil discovery at the Stabroek field offshore Guyana, in a future development project.

TotalEnergies CEO says Block 58 gas will not be flared

15 October 2021

Patrick Pouyanné, the CEO of France’s TotalEnergies, has said that his company will not flare any of the associated gas contained within its oilfields offshore Suriname.

GNA JV to start building new gas-fired TPP

15 October 2021

Gas Natural Açu (GNA), a joint venture formed to execute Latin America’s largest LNG-to-power project, is set to start construction of a new thermal power plant later this month.

Chevron subsidiary signs PSC with Staatsolie for Block 5

15 October 2021

Staatsolie, the national oil company of Suriname, has struck an agreement with Chevron (US) for Block 5, one of the eight blocks included in the country’s Shallow Offshore (SHO) bidding round.

Trinity hails Port of Spain’s position on energy tax reform

15 October 2021

UK-based Trinity Exploration & Production has responded positively to the Budget Statement released earlier this month by the government of Trinidad and Tobago.