Tagged With Brazil
Brazilian indies enter rapid production growth phase
1 November 2022
M&A activity may have slowed in recent months, but turbocharging production is the new goal for the country’s emerging independents
Petrobras in the crosshairs as election run-off looms
20 October 2022
Ballot box verdict could prove existential for the NOC, amid controversial calls from the incumbent to break apart the Brazilian energy giant
Letter from South America: Elections could impact Petrobras policy
9 September 2022
The upcoming election pits the right-wing incumbent against a left-wing former president
Brazilian upstream reaps divestment dividend
16 August 2022
Petrobras is starting to see significant production gains in the pre-salt, while independents are already raising output at fields divested by the NOC
Bolivia signs Brazilian gas supply deal
26 July 2022
Distributor CDGN has an agreement for gas, but flexible contracts and limited output mean Bolivian volumes are likely to continue to flow to the highest bidder
Bolsonaro turns up heat on Petrobras
4 July 2022
Threat of subsidies and political interference grows as under-pressure president refuses to accept rising domestic fuel prices
Petrobras puts three refineries back on sale
28 June 2022
The RNEST, Repar and Refap facilities are open for offers again, but the divestment programme’s future is in doubt
Brazilian M&A activity heats up
31 May 2022
As Petrobras starts to wind down its portfolio divestment, Brazil is entering a new era of upstream consolidation
Letter from Latin America: Region tilts to the left
19 April 2022
Brazil and Colombia may be about to follow the pattern of their neighbours in taking a political left turn
Letter from South America: Ukraine crisis brings opportunities and costs
28 March 2022
While the region’s crude producers stand to benefit from high prices, LNG importers will feel the pressure
Brazil’s offshore remains buoyant
14 February 2022
The sector is attracting attention from both domestic and international firms
Equinor remains on track in Brazil
9 February 2022
Norwegian firm reports healthy progress on its Brazilian portfolio
Letter from South America: Brazil leads the way
8 February 2022
Brazil stands out from the rest of the continent in terms of growth potential
Sergipe-Alagoas basin gains momentum
1 February 2022
The northeastern Brazilian offshore province is poised to make progress this year
Letter from South America: Bolivia's shrinking gas role
21 January 2022
Declining production and cheaper LNG threaten the country’s role as gas supplier to its neighbours
Wintershall Dea quits Brazil, Argentine shale
20 January 2022
The German independent is overhauling its Latin American portfolio
Petrotal set to boost Brazilian exports
17 January 2022
Peruvian firm signs deal to increase export volumes and looks at ways to further bolster them
Meeting the oil and gas supply gap
20 December 2021
The world has no lack of recoverable oil and gas resources. But where they will come from in the future will change
Pre-salt fuelling Petrobras’ upstream ambitions
30 November 2021
The offshore region is poised to significantly ramp up production as more midstream gas infrastructure reaches startup and divestments keep coming
Petrobras eyes Gulf of Mexico exit
12 October 2021
The NOC has added another sale to its long list of divestment targets
Brazil suffers acreage sale setback
11 October 2021
Bidding round deemed a disappointment after most operators steer clear
Brazil fails to prevent energy crisis
7 October 2021
Government inaction and rapidly changing climate have combined to highlight the importance of diversifying the country’s energy mix
Giant oil and gas discoveries may prove irrelevant
5 October 2021
The energy transition is increasing the risk of huge discoveries becoming stranded indefinitely
Maha Energy targets onshore Brazilian ramp-up
2 September 2021
The operator is expanding its footprint in the country’s northeast and has drilling plans for the Middle East
Alvopetro eyes expanding Brazilian gas market
31 August 2021
The company has plenty of onshore growth opportunities to match its midstream capacity and increase its stake in the country’s upstream
Private sector takes a beating in Latin America
26 August 2021
Political and financial motivations vary, but the region is noticeably lurching towards greater resource nationalism
LNG prices may be set for strong Q4
24 August 2021
Supply- and demand-side factors pushed contracts to multi-year highs in recent months and may continue to lend support going into the fourth quarter
Geopark looks to shed assets
12 August 2021
The operator is doubling down on its core Colombian asset base, divesting non-core assets across South America
Petrobras’ recipe for upstream success
9 August 2021
Fading market volatility and rising global energy demand should boost the operator’s focus on pre-salt crude growth
3R Petroleum targets Petrobras’ portfolio
26 July 2021
The independent is rapidly expanding its footprint in Brazil and may not have finished just yet
Turning up the heat on Brazil’s gas reforms
15 July 2021
Extreme dry spell is highlighting the need to kickstart the country’s gas liberalisation efforts
Brazil’s big spenders
1 July 2021
Upstream firms are opening their wallets again as offshore prospects look more lucrative
Take two for Brazilian bidding round
28 June 2021
The auctioning process for the Transfer of Rights fields has been streamlined, and hopes are high for a better showing at the end of the year
Karoon makes a splash
24 June 2021
The previously exploration-focused firm has expanded its footprint offshore Brazil and is now eyeing further production opportunities
Latin American divestment drive opens door to buyers
25 May 2021
Portfolio rebalancing is helping boost M&A activity across the continent
Asian crude demand boosts Petrobras
20 May 2021
Surging pre-salt oil production will rely on the region for future revenues and rising exports
Latin America pivots to digital
20 April 2021
The pandemic has showcased the importance of reaching digital maturity, and state oil companies are taking notice
Lula return casts a cloud for Petrobras
16 March 2021
Court case vindication could open the door to next year’s election, with implications for the NOC and wider energy reforms
Latin America plays catch-up
4 March 2021
The pandemic wreaked havoc on NOC balance sheets in 2020, but the region still has some competitive advantages
Petrobras bucks the trend
3 March 2021
The company’s pre-salt portfolio helped offset last year’s economic crisis, but investors will still be nervous about potential downstream interference
Petrobras scales down
11 January 2021
The Brazilian producer revises down its 2021 crude production forecast but still has ambitious long-term pre-salt growth plan
Latin American M&A rallies
25 November 2020
Asset sales in the region are again starting to lure buyers after a tough financial year
Pre-salt buoys Petrobras
23 October 2020
Booming crude production in the region is helping to offset financial shock caused by Covid-19
Petrobras shuffles pre-salt plans
20 October 2020
Long-term production project delayed as economic malaise upends upstream timeline
Petrobras pulls back spending
18 September 2020
Spotlight falls on pre-salt production as Latin American NOC dials down capex
Petrobras undeterred by tumbling profits
6 August 2020
Hefty financial losses and a depressed oil market fail to sway Brazilian NOC from pursuing ambitious upstream strategy
Tapping Brazil’s natural gas potential
21 July 2020
Argentina’s Galileo aims to tackle the country’s lack of pipeline capacity through road tankers
Petrobras set for divestment hit
19 June 2020
Economic reality is likely to stall the breakneck speed of the Brazilian firm’s asset sales plan
Petrobras issues stark warning on oil
21 May 2020
Brazilian heavyweight announces huge losses on assets it believes are no longer commercially viable
China turns the taps off
1 May 2020
Economic growth may be rebounding, but demand for Latin American crude remains minimal
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