South America

Exploration & Production

Industry Says Next Year To Be ‘Decisive’ For Colombia Oil

The Andean country’s government is currently holding its second oil auction of 2019, the cornerstone of its push to attract new oil investment.

November 18, 2019

Exploration & Production , Lease Sales

Colombia Oil Auction Attracts 27 Qualified Bidders

Colombia hopes to sign 20 contracts as a result of the round, the head of the agency has said, bringing in some $800 million in potential investment.

November 15, 2019

Field Development

Petrobras, Partners Mark First Oil From Iara Offshore Brazil

Located in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil, the FPSO has a daily capacity of up to 150,000 barrels of oil and 6 million cubic meets of natural gas.

November 15, 2019

Public Capital , Earnings , Exploration & Production

Tullow Oil Shares Sink With Production Outlook In Guyana

Tullow Oil's stock, which surged on the news from oil discoveries offshore Guyana, shed as much as 22% of its value on Nov. 13.

November 13, 2019

Exploration & Production , Lease Sales

Big Oil Gives Brazil Cold Shoulder In Second Auction Flop

The only block awarded in the Nov. 7 auction went to state-run Petrobras, and China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Corp. (CNODC), a unit of China National Petroleum Corp.

November 7, 2019

Exploration & Production , Lease Sales

Huge Brazil Oil Round Disappoints As Only Petrobras, Chinese Firms Bid

Brazil’s government still got about 70 billion reais (US$17 billion) of signing fees from the minimum bid by Petrobras in consortium with the Chinese for the round’s biggest block, Buzios, and a lone Petrobras bid for the smallest block, Itapu.

November 6, 2019

Exploration & Production , Lease Sales

Bidding Field Narrows As Huge Brazil Oil Auction Approaches

In the Nov. 6 auction, firms are expected to pay up to US$26.5 billion in signing bonuses for fields that Brazil says may hold up to 15 billion barrels of untapped crude.

November 5, 2019


TGS Launches 3-D Project Offshore Argentina

The Malvinas 3-D survey will cover approximately 7,300 sq km of highly prospective Malvinas Basin, which saw spirited interest during Argentina Round 1 earlier this year.

October 30, 2019

People , Exploration & Production , Shale Plays

Industry Veteran Steven Keenan Resigns From Apache

Steven Keenan, who was credited with the high-profile Alpine High discovery, resigned from his position as senior vice president of worldwide exploration of Apache Corp.

October 25, 2019

Public Capital , Private Equity , Shale Plays , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends , Mergers

Executive Q&A: Of Capital And Consolidation

The CEO of Houston energy-focused investment bank Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. says it’s not time to panic as investors flee the oil and gas space, but structural change is inevitable to adapt to the new marketplace.

October 22, 2019