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TechnipFMC Wins Subsea Contract off Brazil

offloading unit (FPSO) Cidade de Caraguatatuba, already in operation.The deal was awarded by Total E&P do Brasil Ltda., on behalf of the Lapa Field Consortium, comprised of Total (35%), Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda. (30%), Repsol Sinopec Brasil S.A. (25%) and Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras (10%), and is worth between $75 million and $250 million, TechnipFMC said.Arnaud Piéton, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are honored to be selected to execute the Lapa pre-salt field project in Brazil. We look forward to collaborating with Total and the Lapa Field Consortium

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Ocean Infinity to Conduct AUV Surveys for Petrobras

U.S. based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity announced Wednesday that its Brazilian partner has been awarded a contract to provide high-resolution hydrographic mapping services to Brazilian national oil company Petrobras.Working under contract to Brazilian offshore consulting company Cepemais, Ocean Infinity will go to work in the the Campos, Espirito Santo and Santos basins offshore Brazil, mapping an area of 5,000km2 and inspecting 12,000km of pipelines. Work will commence in mid-2019, and the contract duration is for three years.Ocean Infinity will operate a fleet of

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SISTAC: Brazil´s Homegrown Subsea Service Provider

and its own shipyard in Angra dos Reis on the South Coast (where its vessels were built). Sistac was founded in 1995, by Mr. Gonçalves, in the search for alternatives to improve IMR in the country. That same year, Sistac had already innovated in the market by making demonstrations of services to Petrobras using the Industrial Climbing technique, in addition to bringing the recently launched welding inspection technique by ACFM (Alternated Current Field Measurement).In 2005, the company innovated once again and pioneered in Brazil by performing submerged repairs for Petrobras, without interrupting

Murphy Oil Closes Gulf of Mexico JV

Murphy Oil Corporation announced  that it has closed its previously announced deal to form a Gulf of Mexico joint venture with Petrobras.The global independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company said in a press release that its wholly owned subsidiary, Murphy Exploration & Production Company - USA, has closed the previously announced strategic deep water Gulf of Mexico joint venture with Petrobras America (PAI), a subsidiary of Petrobras for net cash consideration of approximately $795 million.The transaction has an effective date of October 1, 2018, it added.Murphy’s

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Eight OSD Systems to Petrobras

Sea-state monitoring firm Miros Group is set to supply eight Oil Spill Detection (OSD) systems to Brazilian oil major Petrobras in the world’s largest x-band radar-based OSD surveillance and response contract to date.The agreement is in partnership with Ulstein Belga Marine, primary supplier to Petrobras, and includes radars and thermal imaging cameras for Petrobras Mobile Offshore Production Units (MOPUs) in the Campos Basin. Delivery and commissioning are scheduled for 2019.The backdrop for the record delivery is a February 2018 agreement reached between Petrobras and the Brazilian federal

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Seismic From Below

;With the ongoing revival of the oil and gas marked in Brazil, due in part to increased offshore tenders, especially at promising pre-salt reservoirs and the recent rise in oil prices, there will consequently be an increase in seismic acquisition along the lengthy Brazilian coast. National Operator, Petrobras, is already investing in re-acquiring seismic data in the pre-salt portions of the maturing Campos Basin, which has been developed almost solely through post-salt reservoirs. Petrobras and other major players are also developing major deep water reservoirs such as Libra, Carcará and Sapinho&aacut

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Aker Solutions to Supply Subsea Production System for Mero 1

Aker Solutions said it has secured an order from Petrobras to provide a subsea production system and related services for the Mero 1 project, the first full production project within the major Mero field development, one of the largest oil discoveries in Brazil's pre-salt area.The ultra-deepwater Mero field is located in the northwestern area of the original Libra block, which is about 180 kilometers south of Rio de Janeiro. First oil was produced in November last year.Petrobras is the operator of the consortium developing the Libra area. Shell, Total, CNPC and CNOOC Limited are partners. Pre-Sal

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Reviewing Sapinhoá-Lula NE BSR System

wells placed over the large reservoirs, the difficulty of reliably and safely bringing the oil and gas to production FPSOs have been compounded by the extreme water depths involved.In 2011 Subsea 7 was awarded a milestone subsea umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) contract by national operator Petrobras for four decoupled riser systems to be installed in the Sapinhoá-Lula NE fields located in the Santos Basin, in the largest engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) SURF contract awarded to date in Brazil. The pioneering technology for connecting a large number of

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Fugro Tallies ROV Services Contracts with Petrobras

Fugro said it has been contracted to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services to support Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras in its exploration and production activities.Two new contracts will see Fugro’s ROV spread working to support drilling related activities, such as towing, mooring, commissioning and decommissioning, and positioning of production and drilling units, as well as installation of subsea equipment in Petrobras oil fields. The ROVs are being deployed in water depths of 3,000 meters on the Brazilian continental shelf.The first of the two contracts commences in the

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Powering the Seafloor: Put a Socket in It

the components in oil-filled containers and using natural convection for cooling.Siemens, was planning a full system test in 2017. Siemens is mostly putting its components in oil-filled containers too. Siemens Subsea is working on a subsea power grid JIP with Statoil, alongside Chevron, ExxonMobil, Petrobras and, since last year, ENI.Siemens is also advocating an infield low voltage distribution system called DigiGrid, which incorporates fiber optic communications.All-electricIn tandem with the development of the subsea power grid, moves toward all-electric equipment are being made. All-electric actuators

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Resilient Market Spurs Aker Solutions's Earnings

, storage and offloading vessel for Johan Castberg, the largest oil discovery in the Barents Sea. The company also won contracts to deliver subsea production systems for the Troll Phase 3, Askeladd and Nova fields offshore Norway. It secured a maintenance and modifications services contract from Petrobras in Brazil.Aker Solutions was in the period awarded 38 front-end orders, the most in a single quarter. That compares with an all-time high of 124 contracts for all of 2017."We are seeing record demand for our early-phase capabilities - from feasibility and concept studies to front-end engineering

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