ANP: Brazil to Hold First Pre-Salt Oil Auction Oct. 22
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Brazil will hold its first auction of pre-salt oil and natural gas exploration acreage Oct. 22, a director of the country's National Petroleum Agency says.
Brazil's ANP: Libra Holds 8-12B Barrels of Recoverable Oil
Thursday, May 23, 2013 Brazil will sell a prospect estimated to hold between 8 to 12 billion barrels of recoverable crude oil at its first-ever pre-salt auction in October, ANP says.
ANP Says China's CNOOC Pulls Out of Brazil Oil-Concession Auction
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 CNOOC pulls out of an auction of oil and natural gas exploration concessions in Brazil, the country's ANP says.
Brazil Seeks to Expand Oil, Gas Investment with 11th Bidding Round
Thursday, May 09, 2013 ANP Director Magda Chambriard reports significant interest in Brazil's upcoming 11th bidding round as Brazil pursues plans to double its oil and natural gas production.
Chevron's Frade Output to Remain Limited Until Analysis
Monday, May 06, 2013 Activity and production at the Frade field will be limited until the company and regulators gain a complete understanding of the second of two subsea spills that took place there, Brazil's oil regulator says.
Brazil Approves 64 Companies to Bid on 11th Round of Oil Blocks
Monday, April 15, 2013 Brazil approves 64 companies to bid in the 11th round of auctions of oil and natural-gas exploration blocks, the ANP says.
Brazil's ANP Allows Chevron to Resume Production at Frade Field
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 Chevron has been authorized to restart production at the offshore Frade field in Brazil, the site of a November 2011 accident and oil spill, Brazil's ANP said.
Brazil's ANP: 71 Firms Show Interest in Oil Exploration License Auction
Thursday, April 04, 2013 Brazil's ANP says that 71 companies had submitted paperwork to qualify for an auction of new licenses to explore for oil and natural gas that's set for May 14-15.
Brazil's ANP to Hold Oil Bid Rounds for Small, Medium Producers
Monday, February 18, 2013 Brazil's National Petroleum Agenc plans to target small and medium-size oil producers with annual auctions of marginal oil and natural-gas concessions, the regulator says.
Brazil Regulators OK Sinochem Stake Buy in Offshore Blocks
Monday, October 22, 2012 ANP approves Sinochem's purchase of a 10% stake in five offshore blocks as the state-run company continues its expansion into Latin America's hottest oil frontier.
ANP: Brazil's Natural Gas Output Could Nearly Double by 2020
Friday, October 19, 2012 Brazil's nat gas output could nearly double by 2020 as the country increases the number of offshore platforms to take advantage of huge deep-sea oil reserves, the general director of ANP said.
ANP OKs Transfer of Anadarko's Offshore Stake to Petrobras
Thursday, September 27, 2012 Brazil's ANP approves the transfer of a stake in an offshore exploration block held by Anadarko to state-run energy giant Petrobras.
Brazil's Oil Regulator ANP to Publish Oil Blocks in Coming Days
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has approved a much-delayed auction of oil blocks for companies to explore, ANP said.
ANP Fines Chevron for Offshore Brazil Oil Spill
Monday, September 17, 2012 ANP issued Chevron a $17.3 million fine for its role in an offshore oil spill last year, ANP Director Magda Chambriard said.
Brazil Senate Approves Renewal of ANP Director Chambriard's Term
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 Brazil's Senate voted 60-8 to renew Magda Chambriard's appointment as a director at the National Petroleum Agency (ANP).
Brazil Berates Chevron for Frade Oil Spill, But Production to Restart
Thursday, July 19, 2012 Brazil's oil regulator on laid heavy criticism on Chevron for an oil spill at an offshore field last November, but said it has no objections to the firm restarting production.
ANP: Chevron Oil Spill Fine Unlikely to Surpass $25 Million
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 ANP is unlikely to fine Chevron more than $24.6 million for its role in a November oil spill off Brazil's coast, ANP Director Magda Chambriard said.
ANP: Chevron Will Have to Pay for November Oil Spill
Monday, June 04, 2012 Brazil oil regulators confirm that Chevron will have to pay some type of financial penalty for the company's role in a November oil spill.
ANP: Chevron Needs to Show it Can Prevent Spill before Resuming Drilling
Monday, April 30, 2012 Chevron won't be allowed to resume drilling at Frade field until it finds the cause of the recent pills in the area and shows the Brazilian govt it can prevent another oil spill from happening, said ANP head Magda Chambriard.
Brazil Prosecutor Files New Lawsuit against Chevron
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 A Brazilian prosecutor filed a new lawsuit against Chevron and Transocean, the second such suit against the U.S. oil giant, for an offshore spill that happened March 4.