Singapore based Reflect Geophysical has been selected by Uruguay’s state oil company Ancap to carry out a 2D seismic survey in the country’s Punta del Este and Pelotas offshore basins.
Venezuela signed an agreement with Chinese companies Citic Group and Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. to negotiate a 4 billion US dollars loan to finance oil and construction projects, President Hugo Chavez said in Caracas.
London listed Falkland Oil and Gas says that its negotiations to secure a deep water rig are at an advanced stage as it seeks to drill the large prospects it has identified across the South Falkland Basin.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke at the official ceremony for the opening of the the new cruise ship terminal of the Buenos Aires City port and highlighted the importance of boosting tourism, which contributes to Argentina's growth and creates jobs.
China’s largest agricultural enterprise, Heilongjiang Beidahuang Nongken Group, will acquire or lease 200,000 hectares of cropland in countries including Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Russia, The Philippines, Australia and Zimbabwe, the official People’s Daily newspaper said.
Repsol YPF, (REP) Spain’s biggest oil company, agreed to sell 3.83% in YPF for 639 million US dollars, cutting its holding in the Argentine unit to 76%, and said it plans to sell more shares through a public offering.
One of the Falkland Islands oil and gas exploration companies currently involved in the oil exploration round with licences granted by the Falklands’ government announced it plans further drilling and has acquired new 3D seismic data while it continues with the wider seismic program.
Walt Disney’s theme park in Shanghai will be built in a 7 square-kilometre area that the city has designated as a tourist destination, according to a draft blueprint of the project.
Work on the Belo Monte giant hydroelectric dam complex in the Amazon, which has generated much controversy in Brazil because of its environmental impacts, officially began Monday, (in spite of Carnival celebrations) according to the Norte Energia consortium.
Chile’s Concha y Toro, Latin America’s largest wine producer, sealed a deal this week with Brown-Forman’s Fetzer Vineyards in a transaction worth 238 million US dollars to purchase its portfolio of American wine brands. The sale is expected to close in April 2011.