Brazil marks more offshore exploration and development progress

Brazil continues to mark progress on offshore exploration and development, including still more deepwater records. State oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) recently disclosed another deepwater record with the installation of a diverless guidelineless tree in Marlim Sul field in the Campos basin off Rio de Janeiro state (OGJ, July 21, 1997, Newsletter). In the latest such development, Petrobras said it has refurbished its oldest crude oil tanker, converting it into a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) system for use in Campos basin oil fields. Elsewhere off Brazil, Petrobras discovered two oil fields off the northeastern state of Sergipe. ...

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