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Subsea Pipes In The Crosshairs

The source of many problems, and frequently used to justify the very limited growth in production of Petrobras in recent years, incidents with platforms are not necessarily the result of problems on the topside. In December of last year,…

Marina Silva Ignores Pre-salt

The chapter dealing with the energy sector of the economy in the government program of the PSB presidential candidate and current leader in the polls, Marina Silva, makes no reference whatever with regard to plans for the development and…

BNDES To Finance Solar Microgeneration

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) is studying a way to finance photovoltaic microgeneration. Although the bank has no way to directly conclude transactions with consumers, it provides financing to companies interested in, for…

No Change for BDEP

On Tuesday, (August 26), the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) renewed its contract with Halliburton for the management and operation of the Exploration and Production Database (BDEP). For…

Energy Proposals To Candidates

Executives from the energy sector will meet on September 5 in São Paulo to set up a special committee to present a unified set of demands to the three main candidates for the Presidency of the Republic: Dilma Rousseff,…

Fracking Prohibition

Law project 6900 4/13, prohibiting the exploration of shale gas for a period of five years, is being considered by the Chamber of Deputies. The bill is authored by Federal Deputy Sarney Filho (PV-Maranhão). At least ten…

No Sale Of Petrobras Til 2050

The proposal of constitutional amendment (PEC) 15/2014, which forbids the Brazilian government from selling its controlling shares of Petrobras until 2050, is awaiting the designation of a relater at the Senate’s Constitution,…

Sensitive Neighborhood

The coast of São Paulo is environmentally sensitive (Joao Carlos Carvalho Milanelli) Operations carried out in the pre-salt layer will demand close attention with regard to safeguarding health, safety and…

Oil Companies Also Do Research

In addition to the work done by the federal government and Brazilian universities, oil companies have taken the initiative to develop more information about the coastal ecosystems in Brazil in order to assist in their operations. In…

An Even Greater Tax Burden

A change in the interpretation by the federal tax authorities regarding the nature of chartering of drill rigs, platforms and offshore support ships - that may be considered a service, and, therefore, subject to the payment of taxes -…

Impasse In R&D

Scheduled to have been published on the 25th of this month, the resolution that governs the distribution of special participation funds to suppliers in the oil and gas chain is being questioned by operators. The discussion turns around…

Local Content Audit Begins

The ANP has concluded its first audit of local content of a contract from the seventh round, held in 2005 when the rules for accounting for expenses with domestic goods and services were upgraded. The first contract audited was for…