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Field test image of the Saipem FlatFish placed above the OD OBN harvesting data using optical communications (Credit: Sonardyne)

Oil and Gas Majors Start Next Phase of Pioneering OD OBN Project

The next phase of the On Demand Ocean Bottom Node (OD OBN) project, involving Sonardyne, Shell, Petrobras and SENAI CIMATEC, has started offshore Brazil, which could result in the development of next generation of geophysical monitoring systems in the offshore oil and gas industry.The project, which began in 2018, involves a collaboration between industry partners including Shell Brasil Petróleo, Petrobras and SENAI CIMATEC and is supported under the Research Development and Infrastructure funding clause of the Brazilian National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP).These highly

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Petrobras and Shearwater Join Forces for Seismic Tech R&D

Brazilian state-owned energy company Petrobras and seismic acquisition company Shearwater Geoservices have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for joint development and execution of scientific research and technology innovation within seismic processing and acquisition focused on data quality, value and efficiency.The five-year agreement comes in addition to previously announced cooperations between the two companies regarding Marine Vibroseis and for Reveal software licensing.The MoU establishes a governance platform supporting Petrobras' and Shearwaters' joint effort to innovate

 Ramform Victory vessel (Credit: PGS)

PGS Good to Go on Petrobras’ 4D Survey Offshore Brazil

Norwegian seismic firm PGS has obtained all permits for the start of the large Petrobras’ 4D survey over the Barracuda Caratinga fields, offshore Brazil.The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) has issued the final permit for the large 4D survey over the Barracuda Caratinga fields and the survey is about to start.PGS announced the 4D contract award in December 2022 and original project start-up was June/July last year.To optimize vessel resources during the 2023 summer season, the Ramform Victory was reactivated and earmarked for this project.The Ramform

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OPT’s Wave-Powered Tech Nears 15MWh of Renewable Energy Production

.These deployments came from a mix of renewable energy investments from government backed development programs and commercial leases and sales, for customers including Eni, EGP, Office of Naval Research and the DeepStar consortium inclusive of Chevron, CNOOC, Equinor, ExxonMobil, JX Nippon, Occidental, PetroBras, Shell, and Woodside.According to OPT, it has demonstrated and delivered use cases as a proven solution for anti-submarine warfare, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, unmanned surface vehicle charging (USV), and environmental sensing."These numbers show that non-grid connected

The FPSO offshore floating platform for oil production off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The structure is designed for ice conditions and deep wells. See Less
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Floating Production – A Growing Segment in Transition

oil & gas projects into the emerging floating wind segment, with measures including:The use gas and reduction in routine flaring, whether through liquefaction or pipeline export.The increased deployment of carbon capture technologies coupled with the reinjection of carbon dioxide into wells (e.g. Petrobras plans to inject CO2 into pre-salt storage).The wider scale adoption of combined cycle power generation and topside electrification by several leading FPSO owners. Sources of power investigated by some developers for floating production systems include renewable energy, such as offshore wind.Leveraging

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EMGS Scoops $11.7M Survey Contract Offshore Brazil

Norway-based Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has secured a contract with Petrobras for a fully prefunded multi-client survey offshore Brazil.The total contract value is approximately $11.7 million, according to EMGS.The survey is expected to start late March or early April 2024, the company said.“We are delighted to return to Brazil for EMGS’ first acquisition project offshore Brazil in almost 10 years. As 2023 marked a year with little acquisition activity for EMGS, we are very pleased and encouraged by a notable increase in the number of active and mature customer discussions for

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Libra Consortium Reaches FID for Mero Field’s Innovative Subsea Tech

, will separate oil from CO2-rich gas at the bottom of the ocean and reinject the gas directly into the reservoir.This technology has the potential to reduce the amount of gas sent to the topside FPSO, thus enabling to reduce the GHG emissions intensity while increasing the field production capacity.Petrobras, operator of the Mero field (38.6%), has earlier in January awarded a contract worth over $1 billion to TechnipFMC, covering engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (iEPCI) of the HISEP at Marechal Duque de Caxias FPSO (Mero 3 project), which is currently under construction."

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TechnipFMC Bags $1B Contract with Petrobras

TechnipFMC has been awarded 'major' integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (iEPCI) contract by Petrobras to deliver the Mero 3 HISEP project, which uses subsea processing to capture carbon dioxide-rich dense gases and then inject them into the reservoir.The contract covers the design, engineering, manufacture, and installation of subsea equipment, including manifolds, flexible and rigid pipes, umbilicals, power distribution, as well as life of field services.For TechnipFMC, a 'major' contract is over $1 billion. This award will be included in first quarter

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PXGEO Bags 4D OBN Project in Brazil

Marine geophysical service provider PXGEO on Monday announced it has secured a contract with Brazilian state-owned energy company Petrobras for a 4D Monitor Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) survey in the Santos Basin, Brazil.The survey is to be acquired in water depths up to 2,200 meters with a duration of approximately seven months.

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