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Tenaris wins Búzios contract from Petrobras

28 July 2022

Brazil’s national oil company Petrobras has awarded a four-year contract to Luxembourg’s Tenaris for the provision of products and services that will be used for the Búzios deepwater project.

Guyana’s oil revenues likely to top $1bn this year, Rystad Energy says

28 July 2022

Research by Rystad Energy indicates that Guyana’s oil revenues are likely to exceed the $1bn mark this year and could surge to $7.5bn per year by 2030.

Echo Energy Plc says gas-fired generators secured for three fields in southern Argentina

28 July 2022

AIM-listed Echo Energy and Argentina's Roch have signed a long-term contract for the provision of gas-fired generators that will be used at their fields in the Austral basin.

ExxonMobil makes two new finds at Stabroek

27 July 2022

US-based ExxonMobil said on July 26 that it had made two finds at the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, bringing the total number of discoveries made at the licence area this year up to seven.

Sempra Infrastructure, CFE sign agreements on major gas projects

26 July 2022

US-based Sempra Infrastructure has signed a package of new agreements with the Federal Energy Commission (CFE), Mexico’s national power provider, to advance co-operation on several major natural gas projects.

Guyanese minister touts Yellowtail permit’s capping stack requirement

26 July 2022

Guyana is on track to become the only hydrocarbon-producing country in the region to have a capping stack available within, according to Minister of Natural Resources Vickram Bharrat.

Bolsonaro, Sachsida seek to quell concerns over high diesel prices

26 July 2022

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro and Minister of Mines and Energy Adolfo Sachsida have sought to assuage concerns about high diesel costs, saying that the government is working to increase supplies.

EIG, Fluxys complete acquisition of majority stake in Chilean LNG terminal

26 July 2022

EIG Energy Partners (US) and Fluxys (Belgium) have completed the acquisition of an 80% stake in GNL Quintero, a Chilean LNG import terminal.

CDGN joins Tradener and GasBridge in buying gas directly from Bolivia

26 July 2022

CDGN, a subsidiary of Brazil’s MDC Group, has become the third privately owned Brazilian firm to buy natural gas directly from Bolivia, without Petrobras acting as an agent or intermediary.

CGX, Frontera reach financing deal for Wei-1 exploration well

25 July 2022

Canada’s CGX Energy and its parent company Frontera Energy have struck an agreement with each other on financing arrangements for Wei-1, their next exploration well at the Corentyne block offshore Guyana.

DeNovo begins producing gas from Zandolie field with fully renewable-powered platform

22 July 2022

DeNovo Energy Ltd of Trinidad and Tobago has begun extracting natural gas from a renewable energy-powered platform, the first of its kind, off the western coast of the island of Trinidad.

Asphalt shipments to Latin American markets reported down in H1-2022

22 July 2022

Waterborne asphalt deliveries to Latin American buyers slipped by 13% to 320,400 tonnes in the first half of 2022, a significant drop from the figure of 367,800 tonnes reported during the same period of last year.

Equinor restarts production at Peregrino oilfield offshore Brazil

22 July 2022

Equinor (Norway) resumed production at the Peregrino field offshore Brazil on July 16 after a hiatus of more than two years.

Staatsolie chief lobbies for joint development of cross-border hydrocarbons with Guyana

22 July 2022

Annand Jagesar, the managing director of Suriname’s national oil company Staatsolie, favours the idea of co-operation with Guyana on the development of hydrocarbons, particularly gas.

South American, Caribbean fuel imports reportedly on the rise as of mid-July

22 July 2022

The volume of refined petroleum products delivered to South American and Caribbean markets has been climbing this month in response to seasonal fluctuations in demand.

US, Canada raise concerns over Mexican energy policy

22 July 2022

Washington and Ottawa have requested that Mexico City review key provisions of its energy policy under USMCA.

SBM Offshore secures financing for fourth Stabroek FPSO

22 July 2022

SBM Offshore of the Netherlands has secured 100% of the $1.75bn in financing needed for the construction of the FPSO vessel that will be installed at the Yellowtail oilfield offshore Guyana.

Melbana to drill sidetrack well at Zapato-1 site

22 July 2022

Australia’s Melbana Energy revealed earlier this week that it had decided to drill a sidetrack at the site of the Zapato-1 exploration well at Block 9, its contract area onshore Cuba.

Brazil’s independent producers gain more interest from hedge funds, other investors

21 July 2022

Brazil’s independent oil and gas producers are gaining attention from hedge funds and other investors eager to cash in on rising production but nervous about the national oil company Petrobras.

LatAmOil: South American fuel imports rise as asphalt shipments drop

20 July 2022

The volume of refined petroleum products delivered to Brazil and Argentina has been climbing this month, as South American fuel traders seek to cover seasonal increases in demand.

3t EnerMech to become exclusive provider of EICTB training services in Angola, Guyana

18 July 2022

3t EnerMech has struck a deal with the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) of the UK on providing specialised training services for oil and gas workers in Angola and Guyana.

Maximising domestic gas supplies in Brazil

15 July 2022

As a Brazilian legislator talks to stakeholders about bringing more gas to shore and reducing re-injection, he should take a closer look at Petrobras’ development strategy and CCUS solutions.

Staatsolie VP urges IOCs to consider shallow-water blocks

15 July 2022

Glenn Corrie, VP of offshore operations at Suriname’s national oil company Staatsolie, has urged investors to look closely at shallow-water acreage that will be offered in an upcoming licensing round.

Shipments to Europe help boost Venezuelan oil exports 61% in June

15 July 2022

Venezuela saw exports of crude oil and refined fuels rise by 61% last month as it resumed shipments of crude to Europe for the first time in two years.

Citgo says it would be willing to import Venezuelan crude with US government’s permission

15 July 2022

Citgo Petroleum, a US-based downstream affiliate of Venezuela’s national oil company PdVSA, indicated last week that it was willing to resume imports of Venezuelan crude if the US government authorised it to do so.

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