Brazil seeks semi production rigs

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA has called for bids on production semisubmersible rigs for Albacora and Marlim fields in the offshore Campos basin. Petrobras Exploration & Production Director Joao Carlos de Luca said changes in Brazilian import regulations opened the market for offshore equipment and services. As a result, Petrobras will invite international bids this month for a $100 million turnkey contract for conversion of the Petrobras XXV semisubmersible drilling rig into a 100,000 b/d capacity floating production system for Albacora field. Albacora, currently producing about 50,000 b/d, is to become Brazil's largest offshore producer, reaching 60,000 ...

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