ONGC's overseas explorer has recorded a gas discovery in Brazil's Sergipe Alagoas Basin and an oil discovery in Colombia's Llanos Basin.
The total number of registrants is a record for bids in the production sharing regime, surpassing the 16 qualified for the 4th Production Sharing Round, held last year.
Wintershall Dea will hold an interest of 20% in the blocks S-M-766 and C-M-845, alongside its partners Repsol and Chevron (operator).
Total will operate the C-M-541 block with a 40% interest, alongside Qatar Petroleum (40%) and Petronas (20%). The consortium plans to drill a first exploration well in 2021.
Wintershall Dea will retain a 70% participating interest and operatorship in its Potiguar offshore exploration blocks.
The settlement is in relation to engineering, procurement and construction contracts for the construction of six semi-submersible drilling rigs for subsidiaries of Sete Brasil.
The 6th Production Sharing Round is scheduled for 7 November and will offer the Aram, Boomerang, Southern Cross, Southwest Sagittarius and North Brava blocks, distributed in the Santos and Campos basins.
Under the terms of a deal with Petrobras, Weatherford will deliver 24 Optimax™ deep-set safety valves in the next four years.
An application of thermography has been to detect wet insulation, which is one of the drivers for corrosion under insulation (CUI) attack.