Tagged With Petrobras
Petrobras keeps downstream faith despite trend
2 August 2011
Brazil’s Petrobras is ramping up its refining capacity, but the country’s prolific pre-salt upstream play corners the lion’s share of its huge investment programme
Uruguay finds first shale oil
7 April 2011
Free-standing oil found in a water well and in shale rock
Brazil banks on pre-salt bonanza to increase production
31 March 2011
Petrobras plans to double its oil production by 2020. Can it do it?
Ecuador's diminishing attraction to upstream oil investors
14 December 2010
The latest wave of resource nationalism will hit Ecuador's oil-production outlook and deter badly needed investors
Brazil: Nationalism jitters hit Petrobras
28 October 2010
PETROBRAS has successfully completed a huge $70bn share offering, putting it on a firmer footing as it advances with its ambitious $224bn business plan for 2010-14
Brazil tightens its grip on Petrobras
30 September 2010
Deep-water specialist Petrobras is now further under the Brazilian government's control, after a high-cost purchase of new oil reserves
New laws place Brazil's oil and gas firmly under state control
1 July 2010
Policy decisions hand Petrobras significant control of Brazil's offshore oil resources, pushing private-sector explorers to look to shallower waters
Petrobras keeps its options open
9 March 2009
Brazil's state-controlled oil company is not cutting investment yet, but may have to if oil prices continue to fall or its financing options look too unappealing
GTL offers solution to gas flaring
1 February 2009
GTL's technology means Petrobras will no longer have to flare gas
Brazil: Increased state control could deter investment
1 October 2008
PETROBRAS made a second discovery in the Santos basin's BM-S-11 block, offshore Rio de Janeiro, in September, writes Robert Cauclanis. The Iara field, the operator claims, holds 3bn-4bn barrels of recoverable reserves, of mostly light oil. The block's other discovery is the 5bn-8bn barrels of oil equivalent (boe) Tupi discovery.
Bolivia: investment dries up
1 July 2008
The Southern Cone countries want Bolivia's gas, but the deepening political crisis continues to stall investment, writes Robert Cauclanis
Time for regime change
1 June 2008
Brazil is set to change its upstream investment terms following a series of large offshore discoveries. Robert Cauclanis writes
The Tupi of the iceberg
25 November 2007
The Tupi oil discovery transforms Brazil's upstream prospects, writes Tom Nicholls
Sub-salt gains new converts
1 July 2007
Petrobras continues to produce exciting results from exploration beneath the thick layers of salt under established offshore heavy-oil plays. IOCs are hoping to follow suit. Robert Cauclanis reports
Power games
1 April 2007
Politics and high oil prices have helped put producers in the ascendancy. But their position is still risky, argues Derek Brower
Bolivia faces gas shortfall
1 November 2006
Vorsprung durch Technik
1 October 2006
Petrobras looks to gas
1 July 2005
Brazil is expected to complete its long quest for oil self-sufficiency by early next year. The country is now turning its attention to natural gas, where surging demand and potential supply disruptions in Bolivia are becoming a concern, reports Robert Olson
Sub-salt could be sweet
1 October 2002
Seismic and drilling technologies could soon unlock new resources in sub-salt strata beneath existing discoveries in the Campos basin, allowing exploration companies to capitalise on existing infrastructure to improve project economics, claims Schlumberger. Tom Nicholls reports
Purple patch for Petrobras
1 September 2002
Successes and messes
1 January 2002
Henri Philippe Reichstul resigned as head of state-controlled Petrobras last month, having tansformed it into one of the world’s leading oil companies. But his tenure was marred by a string of environmental disasters, including the tragic sinking of the P-36 platform. Peter Kami talks to Reichstul and other senior Petrobras executives and industry figures