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Stephane Vignet is the new President of Schlumberger Brasil. With 18 years in the company, Vignet was Geomarket Manager in Russia until July and will arrive in Brazil to replace José Firmo, who has been in the position since…

Four Wounded In RSV Blast  

The Fugro Aquarius (pictured - archive)A piece of equipment exploded on the main deck of the ROV Support Vessel (RSV) Fugro Aquarius, which is under construction in Wilson Sons' Guarujá II shipyard in…

New And Abundant Frontier

Eight years ago, when Brazil began to understand the wealth of its pre-salt discoveries, there was no lack of skeptics to point to all sorts of obstacles. The new frontier was inhospitable, there was no understanding of the rock…

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BG To Drill Seven Wells BG is planning to drill seven exploration wells in the Barreirinhas Basin area, which contais the BAR-M-215, BAR-M-217, BAR-M-252, BAR-M-254, BAR-M-298, BAR-M-300, BAR-M-340, BAR-M-342, BAR-M-344 and the…

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Energy Consumption To Double By 2050 In 2050, it is forecast that the demand for electricity will reach 1,624 TWh, an increase of 316% in comparison to current consumption of 513 TWh. The study indicates that in approximately 35 years,…

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Roberto Simões (right) has become the president of Odebrecht Óleo e Gás, replacing Roberto Ramos, who has become the senior advisor to the company’s Board of Directors. With the group since 1994, Simões…

Back In The Spotlight

Largely based on soybeans, in the case of biodiesel, and sugarcane in the case of ethanol, these biofuels are back in the spotlight because of the government’s decision to increase the percentage mix in the composition of diesel…

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70 New Vessels By 2018 More than 70 offshore support vessels contracted under Prorefam, the Petrobras Renewal Program for its offshore support fleet, are expected to start operating between this year and September 2018, according to…

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Major Ethanol Player By 2023, Brazil is expected to become the world’s second largest producer and consumer of ethanol, just behind the United States. By that year, the country will hold a 31% share of global production and 25%…

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Norwegian Pál Eitrheim has taken the helm of Statoil Brasil. Having served three years as the firm’s Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Analysis, he replaces André Leite, who has been president of the…

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Pablo Almeida dos Santos (Marcus Almeida / Somafoto)Due to exploration of massive Oil and Gas sector discoveries, such as a major cluster in the pre-salt area, Brazil is facing legal and political challenges to better…

Shopping Abroad

Petrobras’ need to keep its projects moving forward and the inability of domestic industry to satisfy all demands is the mainspring behind the decision to begin overseas procurement. Of the six first FPSOs to be contracted in the…