Petrobras signs contract with Porto do Açu to boost the sustainable decommissioning of platforms

Petrobras signed a contract with Porto do Açu to support the decommissioning of oil and gas production platforms. The agreement provides for the provision of dock space for the temporary docking of production units undergoing decommissioning, until the final destination of the unit is defined, in accordance with the best international practices in green recycling and sustainability (ASG).

Lasting three years, the contract also determines the provision of support services to the units, provision of electricity, among others. The agreement is part of Petrobras’ strategy to decommission a total of 26 platforms by 2030

Decommissioning consists of a set of activities associated with the definitive interruption of a platform’s operations. It is a natural process within the production cycle of the oil and gas industry. Petrobras will allocate US$9.8 billion for decommissioning activities, in accordance with its Strategic Planning 2023-2027.

The company plans to decommission 26 platforms over the next five years. The decommissioning activities include definitive well plugging, cleaning and disposal of submarine systems and platforms.

Sustainable destination of P-32

In July, Petrobras concluded the auction for the sale of the P-32 platform, the first platform for which the sustainable destination model adopted by the company will be adopted. The winning company was GERDAU S.A, in partnership with the ECOVIX shipyard. The P-32, currently in the Campos Basin, will leave the location directly to the ECOVIX shipyard, where the vessel will be recycled.

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