Brasco, the offshore support company of the Wilson Sons Group, has entered into an agreement with Total E & P do Brasil to provide logistical support to production activities in the Lapa field, located in the Santos Basin pre-salt. “We have been working with Total since 2013, when the exploration campaign began in the Xerelete Sul field in the Campos Basin.” The new agreement reinforces this partnership and proves the quality of our operations, “said Gilberto Cardarelli, executive director of Brasco .
The base of support that will attend Total’s operation will be Brasco Rio, located in the Caju neighborhood, in the port area of Rio de Janeiro. The unit has five mooring berths and is strategically located to serve the pre-salt.
Cardarelli points out that SMS excellence was one of the important factors in winning the new contract. With world-class security status by DuPont standards, Brasco completed 4 million man-hours worked in the past month without accidents, corresponding to seven years of operations. A milestone for the oil and gas sector in the country. “We need to have high standards, consistent with the requirements of our customers,” explains the CEO.
In January 2018, Total started to operate the Lapa field, in block BM-S-9A, after acquiring Petrobras stake, within the framework of its Strategic Alliance with the Petrobras. With the acquisition, Total holds a 35% stake in assets, in a consortium with Shell (30%), Repsol Sinopec (25%) and Petrobras (10%). Oil production in the field began in December 2016, with the FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba, with a capacity of 100,000 barrels per day.
A pioneer in the offshore support base segment in a private terminal, Brasco has two own bases in the Guanabara Bay – Brasco Niterói and Brasco Rio – totaling eight berth berths. The company also has expertise in remote operations, having set up temporary bases in several ports off the Brazilian coast.