Petrobras lets contracts for work offshore Brazil

June 10, 2024
Petrobras has let several contracts for field development work offshore Brazil.

Petrobras has let several contracts for field development work offshore Brazil.

The operator let a contract to Baker Hughes for workover and plug and abandonment services. The multi-year project will start in first-half 2025 and will deploy wireline, coiled tubing, cementing, tubular running, wellbore intervention, fishing, and geosciences services in all of Petrobras’ offshore fields. The agreement also includes remedial tools, completion fluids, and production chemicals. Baker Hughes will expand its Macaé (Rio de Janeiro) facilities to include coiled tubing and tubular running services.

Separately, Petrobras let a contract to Vallourec to supply 1,800 tonnes of carbon steel tubes with glass reinforced epoxy liners, together with associated corrosion resistant alloy accessories. The agreement also includes stock management, rig preparation, and transportation, as well as integrated field services including receiving, inspecting, and supervising pipe string installation. The finished products will be manufactured at Vallourec's Brazilian plant in Barreiro (Minas Gerais).

Petrobras also let two contracts to Oceaneering International Inc.’s manufactured products segment. Oceaneering is contracted to supply up to 362 km of steel tube and thermoplastic electro-hydraulic umbilicals and associated subsea distribution hardware for use in Petrobras projects offshore Brazil.

Manufacturing is scheduled to take place at Oceaneering’s plant in Niteroi, Brazil, with final delivery expected in fourth-quarter 2027.


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Alex Procyk | Upstream Editor

Alex Procyk is Upstream Editor at Oil & Gas Journal. He has also served as a principal technical professional at Halliburton and as a completion engineer at ConocoPhillips. He holds a BS in chemistry (1987) from Kent State University and a PhD in chemistry (1992) from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).