Latin America & Caribbean

Highlights , Field Development , Emerging Plays , Drilling

E&P: September 2020 International Drilling Activity Highlights

Check out the latest oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world featured in the September issue of E&P including plans to drill and test a play offshore the U.K. originally discovered by ConocoPhillips in 1982.

September 16, 2020

Exploration & Production , Policy & Regulations

No New Oil Projects Expected in Mexican Plan, Industry Group Says

In July, private and foreign oil companies produced some 57,000 bbl/d in Mexico, up 45% year-on-year, according to government data. Pemex production in July stood at 1.55 million bbl/d, a record low.

September 4, 2020

Exploration & Production , Technology

E&P Tech: Tenaris Connector Makes Promising Field Debut Offshore Mexico

Recording zero rejects and zero re-makeups, the first running of TenarisHydril EasyDock connector was carried out successfully in Mexican shallow waters in the Gulf of Mexico.

September 3, 2020

Trade , International

Top Envoy: US Preparing Tighter Oil Sanctions on Venezuela

Exemptions for European and Asian companies for diesel would be removed.

September 1, 2020

Crude Oil , International

Source: US Eyes October Deadline to End Exemptions on Venezuela Oil Sanctions

Trump is said to be frustrated by the failure to oust Maduro and wants to apply more pressure on the regime.

August 20, 2020

Policy & Regulations , Trade , International

Report: US Weighs More Sanctions On Venezuela

Steps could target crude oil swaps with European and Asian countries.

August 19, 2020

Field Development , Deepwater

Total Launches Phase 3 of Giant Mero Oil Project Offshore Brazil

French energy group Total and its partners have launched the third phase of development for the Mero deep offshore oil project off the coast of Brazil.

August 17, 2020

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Aug. 14, 2020)

A Haynesville completion by XTO Energy plus Centennial Resource Development Bone Spring discoveries on the Carlsbad Shelf in the Permian Basin top this week’s drilling activity highlights from around the world.

August 14, 2020

Crude Oil , Trade , International , Tankers

Report: US Seizes Iranian Fuel Cargoes for First Time

Four tankers were headed to Venezuela.

August 14, 2020

Exploration & Production , International , Lease Sales

No New Mexican Oil Auctions; President Lays Out Statist Energy Vision

A memorandum seen by Reuters set out President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s priorities in Mexico’s energy sector, and broadly reflected what the veteran leftist has said publicly since taking office.

August 4, 2020