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Brazil tempted by the success of the Suriname and Guyana oil basin developments

Tuesday, August 17th 2021 - 20:45 UTC
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Exploration and development of oil and gas resources in the ex Dutch colony of Suriname, now an independent country, was the main point of the agenda addressed by Brazilian foreign minister Carlos Franca and his Surinamese peer Albert Randim, during a meeting held in Brasilia. Read full article


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  • FortHay

    Interesting news. In the eighties I provided high tech survey to Petrobras. This included exploration in the jungles near São Luís in the state of Maranhão. Other rigs were exploring the Amazon basin upstream from Manaus. None of those plays found commercial quantities of hydrocarbons. One big wildcat I serviced was offshore Belem, close to French Guyana. It, too, failed to pay out. I remember leaning on the semi-sub's railing with the well educated young Petrobras company man, observing the long trails of mud and debris trailing off into the waters from the platform. We agreed that Brazil had a long way to go to acquire autonomous environmental responsibility. I wish them luck and success and hope that the work will be done responsibly. There is reason to be optimistic. Here, on the Northeastern shore, things are slowly improving, especially with the younger generation.

    Aug 19th, 2021 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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