Category Archives: Campos Basin

Campos Basin is a petroleum rich area located offshore of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has a total area of 100,000 square kilometres, with 40 fields discovered and operated by Petrobras.

Singapore: Dyna-Mac Receives LOIs from Leading FPSO Operators

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Dyna-Mac Holdings Ltd. , a provider of detailed engineering, procurement and construction services (“EPC”) to the offshore oil and gas, marine construction and other industries, has secured orders worth a provisional sum of S$115 million, boosting its order book to a provisional value of S$190 million as at to date.

The Group has signed Letters of Intent (“LOIs”) with leading operators of floating production, storage and offloading vessels (“FPSOs”), including Modec, Bumi Armada Berhad and SBM Offshore, for the fabrication of nine topside modules, nine piperacks and one turret. These offshore structures are for FPSO OSX 3, FPSO D1 and FPSO Quad 204 and the projects are expected to be completed progressively by the end of 2013.

UK, India, Brazil

According to the vessel’s owner, OSX 3 Leasing B.V.,FPSO OSX 3 will be deployed within the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil, on the Waikiki field upon completion.

Bumi Armada’s FPSO D1 will be chartered to India’s State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) and deployed in the D1 field, 200km off the west coast of Mumbai, India.

FPSO Quad 204 will be deployed in the UK North Sea and its turret design is a large internal mounted system with a bogie wheel bearing arrangement, which will moor the FPSO in harsh environmental conditions. The Quad 204 turret has a total weight of 10,000 tonnes and is provided with arrangements for connecting 20 mooring lines and up to 28 flexible risers and umbilicals. The turret topside structures consist of 5 decks and a gantry accommodating the process piping, manifolding, equipment and swivel stack for handling a total fluid throughput of 320,000 barrels per day.

Mr Desmond Lim Tze Jong the Group’s Executive Chairman and CEO, said: “We have been in talks for these projects, amongst others, for some time and we are very pleased to have finally sealed these projects, which boosts our current order book to S$190 million. Our tender book remains healthy and we are confident about our growth outlook given that current market dynamics continue to encourage higher spending on exploration and production of oil. Our optimism is also supported by Dyna-Mac’s strong track record and reliable reputation as a FPSO / FSO topside module specialist among our customers, many with whom we have entrenched working relationships.”

115 million Singapore dollars = 88.27814 million U.S. dollars

190 million Singapore dollars = 145.85084 million U.S. dollars

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Petrobras Discovers Oil at Tucura Well, Campos Basin, Offshore Brazil

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Brazil’s Petrobras has confirmed the presence of oil in well 4-VD-18-RJS (4-BRSA-994-RJS), situated in Campos Basin, in the area known as Marlin Comp.

The well,  known as Tucura, is located between the production fields of Voador and Marlim, at a water depth of 523 meters. Located 98 km from the shore of Rio de Janeiro State, the well is 3 km from Marlin’s Field and 2.3 km from the P-20 platform.

Within the framework of the Varredura Project, the discovery confirms the remaining oil potential in areas already considered mature in terms of exploration and production. This confirmation will speed up production in Marlin and Voador concessions.

The discovery was confirmed by sampling in post-salt rock in a reservoir located at a water depth of 2,694 meters.

Preliminary analyses indicate that the oil discovered is of the same quality as in adjacent fields, Marlin and Voador i.e. 20o API.

“Petrobras will continue with the activities and investments estimated in the Assessment Plan, including drilling a horizontal production well.” said the South American energy giant on its website.

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Anadarko Reports Successful Itaipu Appraisal, Offshore Brazil

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation  today announced the successful Itaipu-2 pre-salt appraisal well, located in block BM-C-32 in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil. The well was drilled to total depth of approximately 16,000 feet (4,877 meters) in 4,660 feet (1,420 meters) of water, and encountered a gross petroleum column of approximately 58 net feet (18 meters) in a pre-salt carbonate reservoir.

“The pre-salt Itaipu-2 well is an aggressive step-out from the Itaipu discovery well, which is located 4 miles (7 kilometers) northwest,” Anadarko Sr. Vice President, Worldwide Exploration, Bob Daniels said. “The Itaipu-2 well established a fluid contact and appears to have successfully extended the accumulation 120 meters downdip from the discovery. Accordingly, the appraisal well significantly increases the areal extent of the vast Itaipu field, and we believe incorporating the data from both the appraisal well and the original discovery well will increase our previous resource estimates for the field. We are very pleased with these results and look forward to continued activity on the block.”

Anadarko, through a wholly owned subsidiary, holds a 33.3-percent working interest in BM-C-32. BP operates the block with a 40-percent working interest and Maersk Oil holds a 26.7-percent working interest.

Separately, Anadarko also is currently drilling an appraisal of its post-salt Itauna discovery on block BM-C-29, and plans to spud the Wahoo-4 pre-salt appraisal well on block BM-C-30 around the end of the year.

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Brazil: Petrobras Discovers Hydrocarbons in Campos Basin

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Petroleo Brasileiro SA , Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, found traces of oil and gas in an offshore well in the C-M-95 block of the country’s Campos Basin.

The discovery in well 3BRSA960DRJS hasn’t yet been declared commercially viable, according to a posting on the website of Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency.

Petrobras owns 100 percent of the well.

By Karen Eeuwens (Bloomberg)

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OGX Gets Nod for EWT and Production Development in Campos Basin, Offshore Brazil

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OGX Petróleo e Gás, the Brazilian oil and gas company responsible for the largest private-sector exploratory campaign in Brazil, announced that the preliminary license for the Extended Well Test (“EWT”) and production development in Waimea was granted by Ibama (the Brazilian Institute for Environment and Renewable Natural Resources).

This EWT will be conducted in block BM-C-41 in the Campos Basin. OGX has a 100% interest in this block.

“This preliminary license represents another step forward in our first oil production in the Campos Basin. With the granting of the installation license we expect to begin the mooring and equipment installation process for the EWT in Waimea within a few days,” commented Paulo Mendonça, General Executive and Exploration Officer of OGX.

The Waimea accumulation, which is located in the shallow waters of the Campos Basin, was discovered through wildcat well OGX-3 on December 18, 2009. The EWT, which is expected to begin in an exceptionally short timeframe – around 2 years after the discovery was made – will be performed utilizing the existing horizontal well, OGX-26HP.

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