Advance notice to decommission

July 17, 2019

The new resolution for offshore decommissioning activities should establish that the projects are presented by the operators to Ibama and the ANP five years in advance. The information is from the decommissioning coordinator of the regulatory agency, Edson Montez.

“The expectation is that [the project] be approved within two years before the end of production, so that the company can carry out the hiring,” he added, during the 3rd Sobena Workshop – Decommissioning of platforms and ship recycling – held this Wednesday (17/7), in Rio de Janeiro.

The draft resolution, prepared by ANP, Ibama and the Navy, is expected to be published in October of this year.

Projects in view

Today, more than 60 fixed platforms in Brazil are more than 25 years old, which will imply a growing demand for decommissioning services. The unlocking of the activity, however, depends on the publication of the new regulations.

In addition to the three fixed platforms of Cação, Petrobras has seven decommissioning projects at an advanced stage: the FPSOs  Rio das Ostras, Rio de Janeiro, Piranema and P-XXXIII and the semi-submersibles P-VII, P-XII and P-XV.

Among other units that must be decommissioned in the coming years are the P-18, P-19, P-20, P-26, P-32, P-35, P-37 and P-47  (Marlim), besides the FPSO Capixaba and some production systems in the Northeast.

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