POWER

Transmission Auction: Oct. 28

Aneel has selected a new date for the second phase of the competition, price ceiling to change


POWER

Brazil Windpower 2016 Highlights Opportunities

The 7th edition of Latam’s biggest wind energy event opens its doors on Tuesday, attracting sector representatives who want to be ready when the “market explodes” in the country


POWER

Lines To Be Considered

Next wind and solar energy auction in December will take into account power outflows


O&G

BEHIND THE NEWS:

Brazil is nearing the moment to cut a new natural gas deal with Bolivia. Doubts have arisen about the ability of its neighbor to supply the product


O&G

Environmental Licensing OK’d

The units producing in Campos’ Marlim and Voador fields have received final approval from Ibama


POWER

Biomass Generation Up 6.1% in First Semester

Plants fueled by the source delivered 1,942 MWa to the Interconnected System through June. The installed capacity was up 7.4%, reaching 11.6 GW from 246 plants


POWER

Best Capitals For Solar Power

Study ranks the top cities for generation investments; Rio wins in high voltage, Belém, in low


POWER

Olympics Energy Funds Released

Aneel approves US$ 5 M for Light, Rio’s utility, designed to assure power supply to the venues


POWER

Transmission Auction In Oct.

Postponed competition to have price ceiling reevaluated and lots offered according to priority


POWER

Huawei Signs First Solar Contract in Brazil

Solar inverters manufactured by the Chinese giant will be installed in the 90 MW Steelcons/Soliker power plants in Ceará state


POWER

Oceaneering: Umbilicals Base

Firm to build a private terminal in Niterói to sell reels and spools for flexible lines and umbilicals


POWER

Teslights Starts LED Production

The American company will begin manufacturing the lamps at a plant in Jundiaí


O&G - BEHIND THE NEWS:

Rio 2016 Energizes the Market

The Olympic Games have proven to be a robust arena for new energy deals. Companies who bet on the Games to strengthen their brands or deepen business relations now look to reap rewards


POWER

New Wind Tower Factory

WEG to begin operations of a plant to produce concrete towers for a complex in Rio G. do Norte


FUELS

674 M Liters of Biodiesel Sold

The biofuel’s 50th auction traded US$ 495 M in fuel at an average price of US$ 0.74 per liter


POWER

Celg-D Sale Model To Be Revised

The failure of the electric utility’s auction dos not put at risk the privatizations the federal government wants to make, says Moreira Franco, executive-secretary of the PPI


O&G

Paragon Offshore Leaving Brazil

The company is closing its base as the firm’s last vessel in the country was released by Petrobras


POWER

No Bids for the Celg-D Auction

No interest in the Goiás utility, whose deadline for bids ended today. The MME and BNDES will re-evaluate the privatization price, valued at US$ 875 M


O&G

Skandi Açu Starts Operations

The Technip-DOF PLSV joint venture boat has been chartered for eight years by Petrobras


O&G

Parque das Baleias Production to Rise

Petrobras plans to install new artificial lifting systems this semester. New subsea pump modules have been installed in the Campos Basin area since the beginning of the year


O&G

Ártico Project Kicked Off

Petrobras begins to show the virtual data room for shallow water fields in the Ceará, Sergipe Basins


O&G

PETROBRAS 2Q16

More Earnings Release News


O&G

Açu Receives Customs’ OK

First transshipment to the port’s Oil Terminal is expected this month


O&G

Petrobras Posts US$ 118 Million Profit In 2Q16

Result reflects reduction in financial expenses, growth of production and higher exports. Compared to the same period last year, profits fell 30%, and debt also was lower


O&G - 2Q16 RESULTS

Production Target Maintained

Petrobras will connect more than 39 wells this year and the 2.145 million bopd goal will not change


O&G

QGEP: US$ 200 M In New Drilling

The oil company will drill four wells in 2017/18; in 2Q16, it also reported losses of US$ 2.4 M


O&G

Offshore Rig Activity Declines in the Country…

According to Baker Hughes, only 12 drill rigs operated on average each month in the Brazilian offshore sector


O&G

New Delay In The Atlanta Field

First oil from the early production system is postponed for the second time, now to 1Q17


O&G

Polarcus Receives License For Seismic in Santos

Petrobras contracted the collection of data for the Discovery Evaluation Plan of the Sagitário area, located in the BM-S-50 block. The firm must contract at least 500 m² of 3D data


O&G

Cidade de Caraguatatuba Ok’d

Ibama grants the Operating License for the FPSO installed in the Lapa pre-salt field


POWER

Wind Generation Up Over 50% in the First Half

Some 2,860 MWa were generated from wind energy complexes in Brazil in the first semester. By the end of June, the country had 366 in operation, accounting for 9,330 GW in installed capacity


POWER

BNDES To Focus On Renewables

The bank’s Alternative Sources Department is divided into two: Wind Power and Solar Power


POWER

Brazil to Sell Energy to Argentina

A new agreement calls for the supply from the 480 MW Cuiabá gas-fired thermal power plant exclusively to the neighboring country


POWER

Landis+Gyr Eyes Brazil

Swiss firm sees strong smart grid market potential, with growth of 15% a year according to it


O&G

OOS Offers Lowest Price for Mexilhão’s Flotel Bid

The company should get another contract with Petrobras for the chartering of the Maintenance and Security Unit, which will support the PMXL-1 platform in the Campos Basin field


O&G

Alvopetro Production Affected

Repairs in the Recôncavo Basin in July and August impacted the oil company’s output in 2Q16


POWER

Solar Equipment In Consortium

New plan allows consumers and companies to acquire units through long-term financing


O&G

Safe Notos On Way To Brazil

Prosafe’s floatel should begin working on behalf of Petrobras in the fourth quarter


O&G

Seismic Licensing Demand Stable Over Past Three Years

Environmental regulator Ibama issued 15 licenses for offshore surveys from 2014 to today. However, 2D requests may be on the rise


POWER

PV Modules Close To Market

Canadian Solar is finalizing preparations for the delivery of PV panels to large operators in Brazil


FUELS

MMA Receives Biodiesel Targets

Ubrabio presented a study showing emissions should decline 50% with adoption of B20 by 2025


O&G

39 Well Connections In First Half

According to Petrobras, the new offshore producing and injection hook-ups will help it reach the production target expected for the year, which is 2.145 million boepd


O&G

Deadline Extension Required

Premier wants more time for a campaign in the Ceará Basin, which could be a rig club formation


O&G

Vermelho Back In Production

Operations were halted at the Campos Basin field after an oil leak was identified on Sunday


FUELS

Rnest Sets Record in July

The Pernambuco refinery output of 99,200 bpd was up 2.3% over the previous mark in June. Its oil product output was also its best ever, with Diesel S-10 production 1.7% above the prior high


POWER

Wind Farm Head Start

Voltalia begins operations of the 24 MW Vila Amazonas V facility 18 months ahead of schedule


POWER

Eletrobras Profits US$ 4 B

In 2Q16, the company's NOR increased from US$ 2.2 B in 2Q15 to US$ 10.3 B. The result is mainly attributed to regulatory changes


POWER

Energy Load Up 1.2% In July

SIN volume was 63,347 MWa; result is lesser than in June though, when there was a 0.8% decline


O&G

Petrobras Will Transfer Platform to Farfan

The oil company has decided to move the FPSO Cidade de São Vicente from Santos to the Sergipe Basin. The unit will be responsible for the discovery’s Long Duration Test


O&G

Cemig Profits 62% Lower in 2Q16

Net operating revenues of the Minas Gerais electricity utility were down 11.8% YoY, to US$ 1.47 B


POWER

2Q16 Earnings Results

Energy Companies CPFL, Eneva, Raízen


O&G

Sete Brasil: US$ 5 B In Funding

Company filed its restructuring plan, offering a portfolio of up to 12 drill rigs


O&G

Pre-salt Production Hits 1 Million Bopd

July’s result was 6.1% higher than the previous month, reflecting the increased output in Lula with the start of the FPSO Cidade de Saquarema production and hikes in new wells


O&G - 2Q16 RESULTS

Investments Under Forecast

Petrobras spent 25% less compared to the first semester of the previous year, it reported


POWER

Wind Sets Daily Record Again

The energy source supplied 11% of the energy on the National Electric System at midnight on July 31


O&G

…But Rig Operators Note Increased Interest in Brazil

Transocean and Diamond Offshore believe in the market opening as a result of the likely approval of the new “Pre-Salt Law.”


POWER

Thermal Output Off 32% in June

But even with the shutdown of more expensive plants, the source represented 20% of generation


POWER

Total Opens Its First Solar Project in Brazil

The French group is supplying 962 Sunpower units to a chic riding club in Rio de Janeiro that is hosting a French hospitality and business promotion facility during the 2016 Olympic Games