LatAmOil - Latin America Oil & Gas

16 July 2021

Colombia hopes new law will promote investment in hydrogen, alternative energy

15 July 2021

Colombia’s government has signalled that it will promote investment in renewable energy and hydrogen production with the adoption of a new energy transition law.

PetroRio completes tie-back system establishing Polvo-TBMT cluster

15 July 2021

PetroRio has become the first independent Brazilian company to establish a private cluster of mature oilfields in the Campos basin by completing work on a tie-back system connecting the Polvo and Tubarão Martelo sites.

CGX, Frontera prepare to spud Kawa-1 exploration well at Corentyne block

15 July 2021

CGX Energy and Frontera Energy are reportedly gearing up to spud the Kawa-1 exploration well at the Corentyne block offshore Guyana.

Argentina sanctions three companies for exploration work offshore Falklands

15 July 2021

Argentina’s government revealed last week that it was imposing sanctions on three international oil companies (IOCs) that have been conducting exploration work off the coast of the Falkland Islands.

LatAmOil: CGX, Frontera prepare to spud Kawa-1 exploration well

13 July 2021

CGX Energy and Frontera Energy are gearing up to spud the Kawa-1 exploration well at the Corentyne block offshore Guyana.

USMCA signatories remain concerned about Mexico’s energy policy

9 July 2021

Washington and Ottawa are paying close attention to the Mexican president’s displays of favour for Pemex and other state-owned companies, according to US and Canadian trade officials.

Talos criticises SENER’s decision to name Pemex as the operator of Zama

9 July 2021

US-based Talos Energy revealed earlier this week that Mexico’s Secretariat of Energy had stripped it of its position as operator of Zama, a large oilfield located off the coast of Mexico’s Tabasco State.

Petrobras hikes gasoline and diesel prices, to the dismay of truckers

9 July 2021

Brazil’s national oil company Petrobras raised the price of gasoline and diesel earlier this week, in a move that has drawn sharp criticism from the country’s politically powerful trucking industry.

Mesa says Ecopetrol, IOCs are gearing up for offshore drilling

9 July 2021

Colombian Energy Minister Diego Mesa expects the national oil company Ecopetrol and several international oil companies to launch new offshore drilling programmes by the end of next year.

Venezuelan oil exports rise in June

9 July 2021

Venezuela succeeded in pushing oil export volumes up in June, partly as a result of efforts to send more crude to China before the introduction of a new import tax.

ExxonMobil drills dry hole at Jabillo-1

9 July 2021

ExxonMobil has experienced a disappointment at the Canje block offshore Guyana, as it did not find commercial quantities of hydrocarbons in the Jabillo-1 well.

ExxonMobil secures extension of gas-flaring permit for Liza-1

9 July 2021

ExxonMobil Guyana revealed last week that Guyanese authorities had approved its plan to extend a temporary increase in associated gas flaring levels at Liza-1, the first producing oilfield at the offshore Stabroek block.

TTNGL says it avoided losses in 2020

9 July 2021

Trinidad and Tobago NGL Ltd (TTNGL), the National Gas Co. (NGC) affiliate that holds a 39% stake in Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd (PPGPL), revealed last week that it had avoided going into the red last year.

Fire erupts at Ku-Maloob-Zaap

9 July 2021

Fire broke out last week at Ku-Maloob-Zaap, one of Mexico’s largest offshore oilfields, after a gas leak developed in a pipeline near the Ku-C drilling platform.

Vista, Trafigura team up for joint development of Bajada del Palo Oeste

9 July 2021

Vista Oil & Gas, a Latin America-focused company with headquarters in Mexico City, has teamed up with Trafigura in a bid to accelerate development at a licence area in the Vaca Muerta shale formation in Argentina.