Petrobras Finishing Oil Containment Work in Santos Basin

Petrobras announces that, since yesterday, it has adopted all contingency procedures in response to the rupture that took place in the vertical production testing column (connecting the platform to the wellhead) of FPWSO Dynamic Producer. The platform is operating in the Extended Well Test (EWT) that is underway in the Carioca Nordeste area, in the Santos Basin, off the coast … [Read more...]

Petrobras Oil Spill Update: Industry Executives Await Official Response from Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones)--Brazilian state-run energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR, PETR4.BR), or Petrobras, said Tuesday that an accident at an ultra-deepwater oil field off Brazil's coast spilled an estimated 160 barrels of crude into the Atlantic Ocean. It's another setback for Brazil's oil industry, which is gearing up to exploit massive discoveries in some of the … [Read more...]

Oil Spill in Brazil’s Santos Basin, Petrobras’ Dynamic Producer Loses 160 Barrels

Petrobras announces that at 8:30 A.M. this Tuesday (January 31), a rupture was detected in the production column of FPWSO Dynamic Producer, which is anchored about 300 kilometers off the coast of the State of São Paulo at a site where water depth is 2,140 meters. This vessel platform is undertaking the Extended Well Test (EWT) of Carioca Nordeste, in the Santos Basin pre-salt … [Read more...]