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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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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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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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Controlled Growth for Brazil´s O&G Development
With the final voting of the new regulatory model for Brazil´s O&G market, Petrobras confirms it will control local development in order to let local industry catch up to the demand.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 12/7/2010 8:18:57 PM | with 0 comments


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Maritime Infrastructure Projects Targeting Brazil O&G Market
As Petrobras announces that it will go through with five more deepwater pre-salt drilling projects this year, totaling 16 pre-salt wells drilled in 2010, a number which will probably increase in 2011 and more pre-salt, deepwater and shallow water plays keep being uncovered, new shipyard and new port projects are getting underway to make up the some of the infrastructure deficit in Brazil.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 11/18/2010 8:18:51 PM | with 0 comments


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Logistics and Workforce Problems Plaguing Brazil´s O&G Development
While the news pertaining to discoveries and new field developments is highly encouraging, the bottleneck created by logistics needs for the pre-salt and lack of specialized workforce in various areas of the O&G industry is hindering a faster growth rate for the oil and shipbuilding industry in Brazil.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 11/10/2010 8:32:44 PM | with 0 comments


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Subsea Equipment & Services Demand Continues Growing in Brazil
New discoveries and the development of deepwater and ultra-deepwater pre-salt increases the demand for subsea equipment and service providers, attracting various international and local companies to compete for subsea contracts for the Brazilian offshore.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 11/2/2010 6:53:34 PM | with 0 comments


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Rio Grande Naval Complex - Dedicated to Brazil´s Pre-salt
The launching of the Rio Grande Naval Complex completes another key project for pre-salt production, as the complex will house the hybrid pre-salt FPSO production line, which already has an order book for 8 units.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 10/21/2010 3:19:44 PM | with 0 comments


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Carbon Fiber for Deepwater Umbilicals
The umbilicals in the oil and gas industry are the lifelines of deepwater O&G fields, connecting wells to the offshore platform. The use of carbon fiber rods to replace some of the steel sheathing is an interesting development for use in deepwater umbilicals.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 10/15/2010 7:40:24 AM | with 0 comments


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Petrobras Shows Its Strength
With Brazilian presidential elections imminent, and having just completed its successful shares offer, Petrobras finds itself in a privileged position with the new pre-salt legislation guaranteeing the company as sole operator of all the pre-salt blocks negotiated from the 11th bidding round onwards.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 9/30/2010 8:11:45 AM | with 0 comments


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