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PODCAST: International Affairs
This week on The Bit we look at the state of play in Brazil post-Rousseff and discuss how Saudi Arabia is dealing with tensions in the Middle East.
First, Gareth Chetwynd calls in to talk about what industry can expect now that Michel Temer is officially in charge, and how Petrobras is handling its affairs as various corruption scandals get worked out.
Then we talk with Gary Grappo, the US' former ambassador to Oman, about the relationship between Saudi Arabia and its neighbours in the region, particularly Iran.
A listener reminds us not to overlook the importance of a rig's crew when danger looms, and more, this week on The Bit.
- Dilma Rousseff was officially impeached, ending 13 years of rule by the Workers’ Party and opening a new chapter in Brazil’s turbulent modern history.
- Michel Temer is now in charge and aims to make life easier for the oil and gas industry, which is eager for stability.
- Tensions in the Middle East still have an impact on oil prices, and Iran's re-emergence as an exporter raises questions about the delicate balance of power in the region.
- The crew of drillship Atwood Advantage handled a "kick" while drilling for Noble Energy at the Katmai prospect.
- The rig is now doing P&A work on another field for Noble.
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