Equinor launched last Wednesday the 14th, an RFI (request for information) for the charter of a floatel, with capacity for accommodation for 100 people. The consultation sent to companies in the sector is destined for phase I of the Peregrino field, in the Campos Basin, currently in operation.
The floatel, as requested by Equinor, will be chartered for approximately six months and will have to be ready for operation by mid-2019.
The delivery date for the expression of interest was set for November 21. The consultation aims to measure the market’s interest in the campaign and the willingness of companies to offer units for the requested period.
The bidding is expected to be launched by Equinor between December and the beginning of the year. Located in a shallow water depth of 120 m, in the southern part of the Campos Basin, the Peregrino field is exploited through two fixed platforms and an FPSO since April 2011 and produces 60.2 thousand boe / day of heavy oil, volume recorded in September.
However, the demand for UMSs in Brazil will not be limited to this equipment. The Norwegian oil company has already tendered a contract to hire another floatel for Peregrino, which will support the Phase II activities of the project.
In addition to these units, it is certain that Petrobras will go to the market in 2019 to contract new floats.
Officially, Petrobras does not reveal the unit number, but internal and external sources point to a demand for one to three UMSs.
Source: Brazil Energy