Total has launched a tender to contract air support services for the Lapa field in the Santos Basin. The competition aims to charter aircraft for the transportation of passengers and environmental and rescue services.
Four hiring scenarios were stipulated by the French oil company: one to attend the FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba; another for the FPSO and a drilling rig; a third for the first two and one PLSV; and one for only the FPSO and line launching vessel.
The number of passengers per trip varies between 80 in the first case and 250 in the third (FPSO + Rig + PLSV).
Total informs that the drilling campaign is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2019, lasting between nine and 12 months.
Construction activities should begin three months after the start of the drilling campaign, with a duration of nine to 12 months.
The new contract will replace what is currently serviced by Omni Air Taxi, which runs for one year. Now, the charter will be for three years, with possibility of renewal.
Brasil Energia Petroleum believes that the bid to charter the PLSV that will operate in the development of the project is expected to take place in July.
Source: Brazil Energy