The Pluma-1 well, which was drilled by the Noble Tom Madden drillship, hit about 37 m (121 ft) of high-quality hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone reservoir.

Rio Oil & Gas, Brazil, Campos Basin, natural gas, energy transition, Petrobras, Luiz de Abreu Neto, presidential election, International Gas Union, Luis Bertrán, Glenda Rangel, Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) Secretary of Petroleum, Natural Ga

The future of the Campos Basin, growing importance of natural gas in the energy transition and concerns about Brazil’s upcoming presidential elections were hot topics during a recent oil and gas conference.

An NOC announces plans to drill thousands of wells in the NCS in the coming decades.

Brazil’s Presalt Oil Auction Achieved 100% Of Blocks Acquired

Brazil’s 5th presalt production sharing round, held 10 days before the country’s upcoming presidential elections which outcome is unpredictable, attracted several oil majors.

Peregrino, Brazil, offshore, Equinor, presalt, Tim Dodson

Hart Energy spoke to Tim Dodson, executive vice president of exploration for Equinor, during the recent ONS2018 conference about the growing importance of Brazil to the company’s exploration portfolio.

Brazil, renewable, energy, solar, wind, Petrobras, Equinor, Total, Shell

The South American country is offering companies a chance to invest in renewable energy areas such as wind and solar.

AI can speed up seismic processing and interpretation, but it is still not an exact science. Companies are working to solve the hiccups. 

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The technology’s digital twin is built in parallel to the physical topsides asset during the design and build phases of a project, an executive said.

Siemens, Brazil, Claudio Makarovsky

Digitalization was among the topics discussed at the forum, which also focused on issues such as collaboration and ways to boost energy transition talks without leaving the oil and gas industry behind.

Kosmos Energy, Pontoenoe, Andy Inglis, Andrew Inglis, Tullow, John Christmann, Guyana oil and gas, Suriname, Exxon Mobil, Apache

The Guyana-Suriname Basin has an estimated resource potential of more than 13 billion barrels of oil, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The carbon capture and sequestration project focuses on Brazil’s Santos and Paraná basins.

Brazil oil and gas workers, oil jobs, offshore oil and gas, E&P

The E&P sector is among the areas expected to see a hiring boost with 44 offshore production systems scheduled to start operating in Brazil by 2030, a study shows.