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Brazil Says Oil Output To More Than Double In 10-Year Plan

Brazil plans to reach oil and gas production of 5 million bpd by 2023, after receiving $550 billion in investments. A 10-year plan released Wednesday revealed that 63 percent of these investments will go to oil and gas. In addition to the increase in production, expected exports in 2023 should reach 1.5 million bpd. by Reese…

LatAm woos foreign oil firms but state looms large

Some of Latin America’s major oil producers, including Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, are asking for help to tap hard-to-reach crude. A lack of technology is preventing these firms from reaching deep water reserves causing Latin America’s oil producers to seek help. Mexico is the first to open its sectors to foreign investment, ending a 76-year…

Brazil’s August LNG imports up 48% on month

Brazil’s August LNG imports up 48% on month

Imports of liquefied natural gas in Brazil reached 1.497 million cubic meters, the second highest imports on record after March 2014. This 48% rise is due to drought that has caused the nation’s hydroelectric reservoirs to dip to extreme lows. The reservoirs current capacity is at 30% leaving Brazil with no choice but to import…

Brazil’s ANP attempts to drum up interest in marginal oil fields

by Jeff Fick, Platts, August 6, 2014 Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, has opened data rooms for 10 onshore blocks holding marginal accumulations of oil in an attempt to generate interest from small and medium producers, the regulator said. The ANP will make seismic surveys and well-performance data available to interested companies at the…

Petrobras sets new presalt production records in June

Offshore Staff, Offshore Magazine, July 21, 2014 RIO DE JANEIRO – Petrobras’s June oil production in Brazil averaged 2,008,000 b/d, up 1.7% from May’s production of 1.975 MMb/d. Including production operated by Petrobras for its partners in Brazil, the volume reached 2,135,000 b/d, up 2.1% from last month’s production of 2,092, b/d. In June, presalt…

New thermal plant to increase LNG demand in Brazil

by Jonathan Robinson, Platts, July 18, 2014 A new natural gas-fired power plant at the Port of Suape in Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco could increase LNG demand in Brazil by nearly 10,000 cu m/day (215,000 Mcf/d of gas) — the equivalent of two standard-size LNG cargoes per month. “An [LNG] regasification terminal is needed…

Brazil LNG imports up 6.4% in June

Brazil LNG imports up 6.4% in June

by Jonathan Robinson, Platts, June 17, 2014 Brazilian imports of LNG are up 6.4% so far this month, averaging 40,765 cubic meters/d in June, compared to an average 38,313 cu m/d during the prior month, according to the latest data from Platts unit, Bentek Energy. The rise in LNG imports comes as the country experiences…

Brazil eyeing Japan’s help in oil project

Agence France-Presse, via Globalpost.com,  July 20, 2014 Brazil plans to use Japanese technology in building a floating structure and ships for its huge offshore oil development project, media reports said Sunday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will announce the use of Japanese technology in building a so-called “logistics hub” for…

Petrobras hits 500,000 b/d output from presalt

by OGJ Editors, Oil & Gas Journal, July 3, 2014 Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has reached 500,000 b/d in production from the Brazilian presalt, a region that has already seen aggregate output of 343 million boe (OGJ Online, June 20, 2014). The company, which didn’t reach the same level of total production until 31 years…

Brazil’s President, Petrobras CEO Defend No-Bid Oil Production Rights Deal

State-Run Oil Company Doesn’t Anticipate Capital Increase Before 2030 By Paul Kiernan and Will Connors, The Wall Street Journal, July 1, 2014 RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazil’s president and the chief executive of state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA made a joint appearance on Tuesday to defend a controversial deal announced last week that gives the…

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