24 Nov '11, 11am

Chevron suspends current and future drilling operations offshore Brazil

Chevron suspends current and future drilling operations offshore Brazil 24 November 2011 Chevron Corporation reported that while its subsidiary, Chevron Brasil Upstream Frade Ltda., has not yet received formal notice from Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP) suspending its drilling license, the company has suspended its current and future drilling operations, offshore Brazil in the wake of the seeps from its well in the Frade field. ANP posted a notice of suspension on 23 November on its web site. The suspension includes the company’s permitted pre-salt wells in the Frade field with the exception of current plug and abandonment activities. The suspension is indefinite. Drilling schematic. Source: Chevron. Click to enlarge. Chevron says the suspension of the drilling operations has no impact on its current production in the Frade field or on other Frade field operations...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/11/frade-20111124.html

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