Petrobras to construct six drilling rigs
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Petrobras informs that it was approved the execution of contracts with Sete Brasil for the construction of six drilling rigs to be built in Brazil at the Brasfels Shipyard in Angra dos Reis (RJ), with domestic content ranging from 55 and 65%.
These semi-submersible drilling rigs are part of the lot of 21 rigs negotiated with Sete Brasil, as informed on February 9, 2012 and will be delivered as of 2016. The rigs will carry out well drilling activities in the pre-salt layer of Santos Basin and will be capable of operating at a water depth of 3,000 meters with the capacity to drill wells of up to 10,000 meters.
After the construction, the rigs will be charted to Petrobras for a 15-year period. Three rigs will be operated by Petroserv SA, two by Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás SA and the other by Odebrecht Óleo e Gás SA.
Petrobras conducted a previous critical analysis at the shipyard and confirmed its capacity potential to meet contractual commitments for the construction of the six rigs with domestic content and within the required deadlines. In addition, the suitability of the facilities and proof of commitments with the suppliers of inputs and main sets of equipment for the rigs, environmental licensing, HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) management, contractual management, as well as legal and financial aspects were verified.