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Improved infrastructure is the key for reducing logistic cost

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Maritime Crew: Changes for Seafarer ID Standards under ILO 185.

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After SLB launching its geosciences lab late last year, 2011 starts with agreements to build Halliburton and Tenaris Labs at the UFRJ Tech Park, which is already considered the main technology research hub in Latin America.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 1/17/2011 9:21:39 AM | with 0 comments

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New Maintenance Rig for the Campos Basin - More Urgently Needed
The importance of increasing the number of maintenance rigs in decreasing accident risks on older production rigs should not be underestimated, and Petrobras will need to speed up their construction, as there is no shortage of old rigs out there.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 1/12/2011 10:27:54 PM | with 0 comments

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Brazilian Offshore Subsea Lab
The Brazilian government and Navy are considering an ambitious plan for launching an offshore subsea lab to be located at the limit of the country´s territorial waters and beyond the farthest pre-salt play

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 1/10/2011 7:41:26 PM | with 0 comments

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Chinese Eyeing Increased Involvement in Brazilian O&G and Shipbuilding
Chinese companies such as Sinopec, Sinochem, CNOOC, CSSC are actively pursuing partnerships worldwide, in Brazil this effort is particularly noticeable through recent partnerships with O&G players such as Petrobras, Statoil and Repsol.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 1/5/2011 1:11:52 AM | with 0 comments

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Subsea Technology Development in Brazil - The Birth of a New Local Industry
The massive increase of E&P in Brazil, especially when concerned with deepwater is giving rise to a new subsea equipment and technology industry in the country.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 12/31/2010 10:41:56 AM | with 0 comments

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Discoveries, Confirmations , Production Start-ups and…Safety
The oil industry in Brazil finishes the year with intense activity on all fronts and the efforts are massive. However the risks taken on the deepwater projects and older production rigs may still lead to major spills if not kept in check.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 12/29/2010 8:41:18 PM | with 0 comments

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Rig Module Hub in Bahia
The Brazilian northeast state of Bahia will house various construction yards and shipyards dedicated to rig module construction, such as jackets and floats.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 12/22/2010 5:44:32 PM | with 0 comments

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Marine Turbines for Local FPSOs
Petrobras has started the tendering process for machinery for the 28 pre-salt FPSOs to be built in Brazil. Hopes are that such a large order will attract the limited number of marine turbine manufacturers to set shop in Brazil.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 12/17/2010 4:57:37 PM | with 0 comments

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