JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 17, 2020/ -- Trident Energy, the independent company operating the Ceiba and Okume fields in Equatorial Guinea since 2017, has just made its official entry into Brazil’s offshore. The company has acquired the Pampo & Enchova clusters from state-run Petrobras, which include ten concessions producing over 22,000 bopd from the PPM-I, PCE-1, P-8 and P-65 platforms.
With this acquisition, Trident Energy confirms continued appetite from independent oil & gas operators to grow their assets globally, especially in proven geological regions around the pre-salt layer which extends from Africa to Brazil. Such offshore regions, which include the hydrocarbons-rich provinces found in Angola, Equatorial Guinea or São Tomé and Príncipe, have proven to be very i...
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he is confident that he will swiftly recover from the new coronavirus thanks to treatment with hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that has not been proven effective against COVID-19.
Bolsonaro said he tested positive for the new coronavirus on Tuesday after months of downplaying its severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country.
The president told reporters he underwent a lung X-ray on Monday after experiencing fever, muscle aches and malaise. As of Tuesday, his fever had subsided, he said, and he attributed the improvement to hydroxychloroquine.
He stepped back from the journalists and removed his mask at one point to show that he looked well.
The 65-year-old right-wing populist who has been known to ...
SAO PAULO — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said he will be tested for COVID-19 after having an X-ray of his lungs on Monday. He didn't say whether he was showing symptoms of the new coronavirus.
Bolsonaro, who has repeatedly downplayed the risks of the disease, told supporters outside the presidential residence in capital Brasilia that he is feeling well.
Brazil's Supreme Court published documents in May showing that Bolsonaro tested negative three times in March after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Florida. The Brazilian leader hasn't said whether he took any additional tests for the disease since.
Bolsonaro’s prior tests were conducted using pseudonyms, as is customary for medical tests performed on Brazilian leaders in order to preserve their privacy.
The United States has barred arrivals from Brazil, the country with the second-highest number of cases in the world after the US.
Brazil has recorded more than 360,000 cases, the country's health ministry announced on Sunday, while over 22,000 people have died with the virus.
A White House spokeswoman said the restrictions would help ensure new cases are not brought into the US.
"Today's action will help ensure foreign nationals who have been in Brazil do not become a source of additional infections in our country," White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.
Non-Americans who have been in Brazil in the two weeks before they request entry to the US will be denied that entry. The restriction will not affect trade between the two countries.