Brazil environment agency frustrates Petrobras plan to drill at the Foz do Amazonas

(Reuters) - Brazil's environmental regulator Ibama has asked oil company Petrobras (PETR4.SA) for additional information on its plan to drill at the mouth of the Amazon river before authorizing Petrobras to test its emergency oil spill response, the agency's president Rodrigo Agostinho told Reuters. The request frustrated the hopes of Petrobras to start the drilling test as... Continue Reading →

Offshore drilling upcycle whets contractors’ appetite for rig reactivation with scrapping taking a downturn

Westwood Global Energy, an energy market research and consultancy firm, has revealed that offshore rig scrapping is at its lowest level in years, as the offshore drilling market’s recovery intensifies. As a result, cold-stacked rigs are being increasingly reactivated for new assignments amid growing demand and elevated day rates. According to Westwood’s analysis, during the... Continue Reading →

Rystad: Offshore Oil & Gas is Back

The offshore oil and gas sector is back and is set for the highest growth in a decade in the next two years, with $214 billion of new project investments lined up, the Norwegian energy industry intelligence firm Rystad said in a report Tuesday. According to Rystad,  the annual greenfield capital expenditure (capex) will break the... Continue Reading →

International offshore rig count increases

Baker Hughes’ international rig count report shows that the number of offshore rigs took a downturn in February 2023, slipping by 4 units, compared to last month. However, the total number of international rigs rose to 915 from 901 units during the previous month. After the number of international offshore rigs increased by 10 units in January... Continue Reading →

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