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2011-02-15 15:15:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced that its GX Technology (GXT) Imaging Solutions group has established a new seismic data processing center in Rio de Janeiro. A joint venture of GXT and Brazilian energy consultancy Bratexco, GX Technology Processamento de Dados Ltda. will provide advanced imaging services to E&P companies operating in the highly prospective basins off the coasts of Brazil and environs, combining the...

2010-05-03 16:30:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Petrobras will participate, from May 3 to 6, in Houston, Texas, in the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), the world's main offshore oil industry event. In the 2010 edition of the OTC, Petrobras will highlight its experience in developing and applying technology in deep and ultradeep waters. On Tuesday (05/04), at 2 PM (4 PM Brasilia Standard Time), Petrobras' CEO, Jose Sergio Gabrielli, the CEO of Petrobras America, Orlando Azevedo, and the...

2010-04-29 10:45:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Task Assignment Notice, April 29 2010 On May 4, at 2 PM (4 PM Brasilia standard time), during the Offshore Technology Conference (to be held in Houston, United States), Petrobras' president and CEO, Jose Sergio Gabrielli and the CEO of Petrobras America, Orlando Azevedo, will grant a press conference. The executives will talk about the pre-salt discoveries made off the Brazilian coast, the Extended Well Test for Tupi, in the Santos Basin, about...

2010-01-11 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced that it has successfully acquired an additional 28,000 km of regional seismic data covering Brazil's southern Santos, Pelotas, and northeastern Equatorial basins. The recent expansion to the BrasilSPAN(TM) program makes this one of the largest 2D seismic datasets in the ION BasinSPAN multi-client data library. The BrasilSPAN program, now containing a total of 42,000 km, provides the oil...

2009-05-21 13:45:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Petrobras' (NYSE: PBR) president and CEO Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo will receive the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year Award 2009 today (05/21) during a ceremony held in New York City, USA. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090518/SPTU002LOGO ) Granted annually, the award pays tribute to two personalities (a Brazilian and an American) who have helped draw Brazil and the United States closer...

2009-04-30 18:45:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Petrobras will celebrate tomorrow (May 1st) the extraction of the first oil from the Pre-Salt Pole of the Santos Basin and the start of development of the Tupi field with two ceremonies, one aboard the platform-ship FPSO BW Cidade de Sao Vicente, scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. (Brazil), and the other at the Marina da Gloria (RJ), at 4:00 p.m. Taking part in the first ceremony will be Petrobras President Jose Sergio Gabrielli, Mines...

2008-09-29 09:00:49

Petrobras has discovered oil in the 1-BRSA-658-SPS well, south of the Santos Basin, Brazil, in sandy reservoirs above the salt layer. This discovery reportedly confirms the light oil potential in the shallow water portion of the basin. The well that found the oil is located in block S-M-1289, of concession BM-S-40, in which Petrobras holds a 100% interest. This block is located some 200km off the coast of the state of Sao Paulo, at a depth of 274m. It is also 9.3km away from the discovery...

2008-09-29 09:00:49

Petrobras announces discovering new oil field in Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's state-owned oil and gas giant Petrobras announced on Friday the discovery of a light oil field in Santos Basin in southeast Brazil. According to the company, the oil field is located in sandy reservoirs above the salt layer, and confirms that the good light oil reserves lie in the shallow water portion of the basin. It was the second discovery of oil above the salt layer in this...

2008-09-26 12:00:31

Petrobras has completed the drilling of the Jupiter well in the BM-S-24 block in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil, confirming the existence of a large natural gas and light oil field in the pre-salt layer. The consortium, responsible for the exploration of this block , consists of Petrobras (80%) and Galp Energia (20%). The drilling confirmed the discovery that was announced on January 21, 2008. The final depth that was reached was 5,773m from the surface of the sea. The well, the...

2008-09-25 03:00:27

By Watkins, Eric Oil discoveries in the presalt layer off Brazil, triggered by last year'sTupi find, are likely to be contiguous, according to a Brazilian oil company expert. "Recent seismic studies indicate a high degree of contiguity among sites around the Tupi well," said Eduardo Molinari, exploration and production coordinator at Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras). Molinari told a meeting of financialmarket analysts that such contiguity is a factor that will...


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