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(Energy Analytics Institute, 31.Mar.2023) — Energy briefs as well as others related to finance and politics during March 2023 including Staatsolie Hydrocarbon Institute (SHI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V., and launch of a competitive bid round of six new blocks in the currently sparsely explored Demerara acreage of Suriname; the 3rd edition of the SEOGS to take place 19-22 Jun. 2023 in Paramaribo, Suriname; the ONE GUYANA FPSO project passing another major milestone: the vessel successfully entering drydock at the Keppel yard in Singapore; Petrobras filing its Form 20-F for the year ended 31 Dec. 2023; Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE: AEM) (TSX: AEM) filing an updated technical report for the LaRonde Complex; more changes to Ecopetrol‘s board of directors are imminent, sources tell Energy Analytics Institute (EAI); and more.

EUROPE

France

TotalEnergies published exhaustive answers given to Le Monde newspaper in the context of the French co.’s investments w/ Adani Group in India.

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Brazil

Petrobras filed on 29 Mar. 2023 w/ the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) its annual rpt and Form 20-F for the yr ended 31 Dec. 2022. The rpt and form are available at www.sec.gov and www.petrobras.com.br/ir.

Petrobras rec’d from minority shareholders holding common shrs nomination of candidates for the BODs, whose election for eight vacancies will take place at the Ordinary General Meeting of 27 Apr. 2023, if the multiple vote procedure is adopted pursuant to art. 141, “caput” of Law No. 6.404/76. I

Petrobras said no decision has been made by the executive board or BODs in relation to the Braskem divestment process. Petrobras, in an official stmt on 24 Mar. 2023, clarifies that all actions related to its participation in Braskem require careful analysis from a portfolio management perspective and should be conducted in compliance with applicable governance practices and internal procedures.

Petrobras, in addition to the material fact disclosed on 22 Mar. 2003, informs that Ms. Clarice Coppetti (Chief Institutional Relations and Sustainability Officer), Mr. Sergio Caetano Leite (CFO and Chief IR Officer), Mr. Joelson Falcão Mendes (Chief E&P Officer), Mr. Carlos José do Nascimento Travassos (Chief Production Development Officer), Mr. Claudio Romeo Schlosser (Chief Trading and Logistics Officer), Mr. William França da Silva (Chief Refining and Natural Gas Officer) and Mr. Carlos Augusto Burgos Barreto (Chief Digital Transformation and Innovation Officer) took office as Executive Officers of the co., the energy giant announced 30 Mar. 2023 in an official stmt.

Colombia

Ecopetrol‘s BODs named Alberto Consuegra Granger as interim CEO of effective from 1 Apr. 2023, and until the date on which the successor to Felipe Bayón Pardo, who leaves the co. on 31 March, is appointed, the state energy giant said 24 Mar. 2023 in an official stmt.

— More chgs to Ecopetrol’s BODs are imminent, various sources told Energy Analytics Institute (EAI) during CERAWeek by S&P Global in Houston in early-Mar. 2023.

Guyana

— The ONE GUYANA FPSO project passing another major milestone: the vessel successfully entered drydock at the Keppel yard in Singapore, SBM Offshore announced 24 Mar. 2023 in an official stmt. The project team will continue construction w/ next steps being installation of the mooring structures and riser balcony. The topsides construction is progressing as per project schedule. The FPSO is being constructed for our client ExxonMobil Guyana and will join three other SBM Offshore-constructed FPSOs, Liza Destiny and Liza Unity, in Guyanese waters as well as Prosperity currently in transit to Guyana, the co. said.

Suriname

Staatsolie Hydrocarbon Institute (SHI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V., announced the launch of a competitive bid round of six new blks in the currently sparsely explored Demerara acreage of Suriname. The blks are located east to the current offshore discoveries and have a water depth varying from 400m-3,500m. The data room containing data and information on the open acreage opens on 28 Nov. 2022 and will close to new bidders on 28 Apr. 2023, w/ bids to be submitted by 31 May 2023.

— The Suriname Energy, Oil & Gas Summit (SEOGS) has firmly established itself as the leading industry event for Suriname’s emerging energy sector. The 3rd edition of the SEOGS and Exhibition will be hosted on 19-22 Jun. 2023, Paramaribo, Suriname. SEOGS 2023 will see the introduction of a much larger exhibition hall 2, an expanded strategic summit programme, technical and commercial conference tracks as well as an expanded roundtables and workshops programme.

NORTH AMERICA

Canada

Touchstone Exploration Inc. (TSX, LSE: TXP) reported its operating and financial results for the 3-mths and year ended 31 Dec. 2022.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE: AEM) (TSX: AEM) filed an updated technical rpt for the LaRonde Complex in accordance w/ National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, the co. announced 24 Mar. 2023 in an official stmt.

Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: ASM) (NYSE: ASM) (FSE: GV6) plans to announce its 4Q:22 and YE:22 financial results after the mkt closes on Tue. 28 Mar. 2023. In addition, the co. will be holding a conf. call and webcast on 29 Mar. 2023 at 8am PDT (11am EDT).

US

Noble Corporation plc (CSE: NOBLE, NYSE: NE) published its annual rpt on form 10-K for the financial year ended 31 Dec. 2022, the co. announced 9 Mar. 2023 in an official stmt.

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By Ian Silverman, Aaron Simonsky and Piero Stewart. © Energy Analytics Institute (EAI). All Rights Reserved.

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