Aug 12, 2020
Petrobras management is promising the supply chain to share a series of technical details about its new pre-salt exploration and production projects earlier. The information was provided by the company’s executive director of Production Development, Rudimar Lorenzatto, who participated in a webinar promoted by SPE Brasil. The executive stated that the sooner Petrobras engages the supply market and the supply chain, the faster the company will have a consolidation on the best decisions for its future projects.
“We at Petrobras, due to the condition of the company and our contracting model, know that we have spent an enormous amount of time until signing the contract. This penalizes the projects. One of the actions we are focusing on is early engagement, in the sense of sharing earlier contractual and technical news with the well, rig, subsea system and FPSO construction market, ”said Lorenzatto.
The Petrobras director said that this will be a position to be adopted by the company, especially now that the company is looking to innovate even more. He cited two examples of these innovations: “In the FPSOs that we are going to hire, [the news will be] the interface reductions. It is important that bidders know what this reduction in interfaces means, ”he explained. “In well services, too, we are going to the market with more integrated contracts and with less service lines. The providing [company] is being asked to do a substantial chunk of drilling, ”he added.
Lorenzatto also stated that the objective is to provide opportunities for companies to present ideas and, in partnership with Petrobras, adjust contracts and specifications to the possibilities of the supply chain. “The new basic project for the new generation of FPSOs in Buzios was disclosed to companies in the sector. Most of the contractual drafts are also being released by our procurement area, ”he explained. “And we have also been discussing with Abespetro in order to understand what risks companies see in contracts. With that, we will reduce the deadlines, increase the resilience of the projects and also anticipate the revenue of the supplier companies, because we sign contracts faster ”, he concluded.
SHELL INTENDS TO INVEST R $ 300 MILLION IN R&D AND EYE EQUINOR IN BRAZIL
The debate also included the participation of Shell Brasil’s president, André Araújo, and Equinor’s vice president of strategy and portfolio, Letícia Andrade. On the side of the Anglo-Dutch oil company, the goal is to face the current moment of low prices in the oil and gas market with the need to keep CAPEX and OPEX under control. In addition, the idea is to achieve efficiency in exploration and production projects through investments in innovation.
“This year, Shell will make investments between 250 million and 300 million reais in R&D projects here in Brazil. We have several partnerships, looking at topics such as advanced oil recovery in the areas of carbonates, polymers, fluids, subsea scanning, 3D printing of parts and equipment, carbon abatement. It has a series of activities ”, revealed Araújo.
Meanwhile, Equinor says its long-term ambitions for Brazil remain firm, despite the challenges. “Here in Brazil, we have a variety of projects. We have projects in exploration, evaluation, development and production. These projects very much need to get off the ground. All discussion is essential to ensure competitiveness and attractiveness. The dispute for capital is more intense than ever ”, pointed out Letícia.
The webinar was mediated by the former director of the National Petroleum Agency (ANP), Décio Oddone, and also had the participation of the president of the Brazilian Association of Oil Service Companies (ABESPetro), Adyr Tourinho, and the president of SPE Brazil, Carlos Pedroso.