Challenges Loom as Colombia Seeks Offshore Gas Development

(OE) Offshore development of new gas assets has been identified as a key piece to Colombia’s long-term energy security, but significant challenges remain. The size, production capability, and required infrastructure investments all make the situation uncertain, energy industry intelligence group Wood Mackenzie has found. According to Wood Mackenzie, the development of recent offshore gas discoveries... Continue Reading →

Enauta winds down its drilling campaign off Brazil

Brazilian oil and gas player Enauta has concluded the drilling and completion of the last well in the first phase of its drilling programme at a field offshore Brazil. Enauta kicked off the drilling of its first well, 7-ATL-5H-RJS, in this drilling campaign at the Atlanta field in November 2022. The estimated investment for the well was $75 million – including the... Continue Reading →

Brazil Likely to Explore Equatorial Margin for Oil, Finance Minister Says

Brazil will likely end up exploring the Equatorial Margin for oil but state-run Petrobras should adopt a "cautious" approach given the need for precautions to protect the environment, Finance Minister Fernando Haddad said on Sunday. The Equatorial Margin is some 2,200 kilometers (1,370 miles) of deepwater and ultra-deepwater assets along Brazil's northern and northeastern coast.  "We may need oil from the Equatorial Margin on... Continue Reading →

With reactivation out of the way, Saipem takes delivery of drillship destined for ops off Africa

Italian oilfield services provider Saipem has taken delivery of a recently chartered seventh-generation drillship, which is expected to work for Eni off Ivory Coast in West Africa, following a deal worth $400 million. Saipem entered into a three-year firm bareboat charter agreement with Deep Value Driller for the Deep Value Driller drillship. This contract may be extended by up... Continue Reading →

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