A new opportunity that promises to move – and a lot – the chain of service providers for oil and gas in Brazil at the end of 2020. Petrobras launched a mega tender for maintenance and repair services for offshore platforms of its Campos Basin Business Unit. In recent days, the state-owned company has changed the opening of the envelopes date with the competitors’ proposals to December 7 – previously, the date was set for October. The bidding is divided into four lots which, taken together, reach a reference budget of R$1.968 billion. The scope of the tender will be national and will occur in closed mode.
In lot 1, Petrobras is offering two contracts to serve platforms P-18, P-19, P-20, P-35, P-43, P-47, P-48, P-61 and P-63. This will be the largest lot within the tender, with a reference budget estimated at R$734.8 million. The units in this group are from the Marlim, Barracuda and Papa-Terra fields.
Lot 2, which is the smallest of all, with a budget of R$189.4 million. In this group, there are platforms that are not currently producing: P-09, P-26, P-32, P-33 and P-37. Most of these units (with the exception of P-09) are scheduled to be decommissioned as of 2021. Soon after, in lot 3, budgeted at R$575.8 million, the winner will service five platforms in the Marlim field: P-38, P-40, P-51, P-53 and P-56. Finally, lot 4 has a reference budget of R$498.4 million and will be dedicated to platforms that are in campaigns with the Maintenance and Safety Unit (UMS).
The contracts for the four lots will have an execution term of 3 years, counting from the date informed in the service authorization. Among the various activities provided for in the scope, there are structural services, plating and floor grids; instrumentation; surface preparation and application of paint and coating schemes; equipment services; among many others. The public notices and complete bidding documents (7003229143) are available on the Petronect website.
Still talking about maintenance on platforms, Petrobras recently awarded new contracts within this niche. The winner was Engeman, which will do preventive and corrective maintenance on gas compressor systems, electric power generation and dynamic equipment. The work will be carried out by the end of 2024 and cover 11 platforms. In the Búzios field, in the Santos Basin, activities will take place in units P-74, P-75, P-76, P-77. In the Campos Basin, the platforms involved in the contract are P-40, P-43, P-48, P-51, P-53, P-56 and PRA-1.
In addition to working on production platforms, Petrobras also has business opportunities in refining. As we reported, the state-owned company recently launched a tender for the contracting of technical maintenance services for the Gas Treatment Unit (UTG) of Polo Gaslub Itaboraí (formerly called Comperj). The opening of the envelopes is scheduled for December 4th.