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Brazil Regulator Approves Bidders For Oil Auction In March
Wednesday, February 21, 2018ANP approves the participation of 14 companies in an oil round to be held on March 29.

Brazil Regulator Allows Petrobras To Source Libra Rig Hull From Abroad
Wednesday, October 04, 2017ANP approves a request by the consortium exploring the potentially oil-rich Libra area.

Brazil's Prized Santos Basin Receives Single Bid In Oil Auction
Wednesday, September 27, 2017Brazil's recent auction signals low global oil prices may have reduced the allure of potential new crude and gas investments in Latin America's largest economy.

Brazil Pre-Salt Oil Output Surpasses All Other Fields In June
Monday, July 31, 2017Brazil oil production rises .8 percent in June from May to an average of 2.675 million barrels per day.

Brazil November Oil, Gas Output Lowest In A Year After Strike
Monday, January 04, 2016Brazil's oil and natural gas output was the lowest in a year in November as a strike reduced production from fields run by Brazil's biggest operator, Petrobras, ANP said in a statement.

ANP: Brazil Produced Record 2.5 MMbpd Of Oil In August
Thursday, October 01, 2015Brazil produces a record amount of oil in August, surpassing a previous high set in December 2014, ANP says.

ANP: Brazil Oil And Gas Production Rises 13% In November
Tuesday, January 06, 2015Brazil's oil and natural gas production in November increased 13.3% percent compared with the same period last year, oil agency ANP says.

Brazil's Oil, Gas Output Rises In February, New Fields Online
Thursday, April 03, 2014Brazilian output of oil and natural gas rose in February as new fields came online, ANP says.

Brazil Says Shell Must Negotiate Encroaching Oil Reservoir
Monday, January 27, 2014ANP says Shell needs to negotiate with the Brazilian government on an oil reservoir that exceeds the limits of the concession block it controls with Total, according to an ANP document.

ANP: Brazil's Franco Oil Field May Rival Libra In Size
Wednesday, November 13, 2013The Franco field off the coast of southeastern Brazil could have as much or more oil than the massive Libra field that the government last month sold in an auction, oil regulator ANP says.

ANP: Brazil Oil, Gas Output Rises for 1st Time in 15 months
Friday, August 02, 2013Brazil's total output oil and natural gas output rose in June, the first year-on-year increase in 15 months, Brazil's ANP says.

ANP: Brazil to Hold First Pre-Salt Oil Auction Oct. 22
Tuesday, June 11, 2013Brazil 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, 2013Brazil 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, 2013CNOOC 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, 2013ANP 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, 2013Activity 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, 2013Brazil 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, 2013Chevron 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, 2013Brazil'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, 2013Brazil'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, 2012ANP 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, 2012Brazil'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, 2012Brazil'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, 2012Brazil'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, 2012ANP 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, 2012Brazil'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, 2012Brazil'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, 2012ANP 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, 2012Brazil 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, 2012Chevron 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, 2012A 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.

ANP Approves Amazon Deal with TNK-BP
Tuesday, April 03, 2012Brazilian oil startup HRT said that local regulators approved the company's deal to sell a stake in Amazon rainforest exploration blocks to BP's Russian joint venture TNK-BP.

Brazil's 2011 Oil Royalties Surge On Higher Prices, Output
Tuesday, January 10, 2012Brazil's government paid out a total of $7.2 billion in oil royalties in 2011, up 31% from the previous year, according to ANP.

ANP Orders Chevron to Shut-In Well Offshore Brazil
Friday, December 02, 2011Chevron has been ordered by ANP to shut in one of its production wells and 4 produced water injection wells offshore Frade.

ANP: Chevron Unprepared to Fulfill Emergency Plan
Monday, November 21, 2011Chevron was not prepared to carry out the emergency plan approved by local oil regulators during the recent spill at Frade field, said ANP President Haroldo Lima.

Brazil Crude Oil, Natural Gas Output Sets Record in Dec -ANP
Monday, January 31, 2011Brazil set a record for crude oil and natural gas production in December as state-run energy giant Petrobras ramped up output at several fields, reported the country's oil regulator.

Libra Oil Field Reserves Could Be Up to 15B Barrels
Friday, October 29, 2010Brazil's ANP said a discovery in the Libra oil field could be larger than all of Brazil's existing oil reserves combined.

Brazil's ANP Hits Paydirt in Presalt Oil Patch
Tuesday, April 27, 2010Brazil's main oil regulator has discovered crude that could be part of the government's plan to fund Petrobras' development of the country's presalt oil patch.

Petrobras IDs Oil in Offshore BM-S-9 Area
Thursday, March 11, 2010Petrobras has notified the ANP that it encountered oil at an exploration well in the BM-S-9 area, but wished to clarify that this does not indicate a commercial discovery until further evaluation is conducted.

Brazil's ANP Sees Oil Shows at Offshore Block
Tuesday, March 02, 2010Brazil's ANP said Tuesday it had discovered signs of oil at an offshore block along the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

Petrobras Spies Traces of Gas Offshore Brazil
Friday, February 26, 2010In a routine disclosure to the ANP, Petrobras confirmed that it has encountered traces of gas at exploration well 1BRSA783AESS, offshore Brazil.

Colombian ANP's Open Round Arrives in NYC
Thursday, February 11, 2010ANH will be hosting a road show on February 25 in New York City to present more than 225 blocks in 22 Colombian basins that are available in the bidding round.

Devon's Brazil Success Likely to Drive Up Assets' Price
Friday, January 29, 2010Devon's latest discovery in Brazil will likely increase the company's windfall when it sells off the prime offshore assets.

ANP OKs Petrobras Drilling in Government-Held Subsalt
Wednesday, December 02, 2009Brazil's National Petroluem Agency has approved drilling by state-run energy giant Petrobras in a deepwater area currently under government control.

Petrobras Says ANP Now Drilling for Oil Rights Swap
Tuesday, December 01, 2009Brazil's National Petroleum Agency has started drilling wells to define oil reserves that will be transferred to state-run energy giant Petrobras, the company's CEO said Tuesday.

Brazil's ANP Gears Up for Subsalt Oil Drilling in Dec.
Thursday, November 19, 2009Brazil's oil regulator, the National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, said it will start drilling in a promising offshore oil patch in the first week of December.

Brazil's Government to Discuss Subsalt Royalties
Monday, November 09, 2009Brazil's government will discuss with state officials disagreements over distribution of royalties from recently discovered offshore oil reserves.

Brazil's ANP Removes Blocks from Suspended 8th-Round Sale
Wednesday, October 28, 2009The Brazilian National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, said Wednesday that it would remove blocks from the suspended eighth-round concession auction.

Petrobras: Payment for Special Participation in Marlim Field
Monday, October 26, 2009Petrobras has concluded arbitration discussions with respect to additional collection of Special Participation from the Marlim Field, involving Petrobras, the National Petroleum Agency, and the State of Rio de Janeiro.

Petrobras Drilling Two Wells for ANP
Tuesday, October 13, 2009Petrobras is drilling two wells for the country's National Petroleum Agency, Chief Executive Jose Sergio Gabrielli said Tuesday.