Petrobras signs contracts for 9 drillships, final phase in Sete Brasil’s 21-rig order

Posted on 13 August 2012

Petrobras has signed contracts with Sete Brasil, Odebrecht and Etesco to charter and operate nine drillships. They are to be built in Brazil with between 55% to 65% of Brazilian goods and services content. After construction, the rigs will be chartered by Petrobras for 15 years. This is the final phase in the process for ordering a total of 21 rigs from Sete Brasil.

Four of the six drillships to be built at the Enseada Paraguaçu shipyard, in Maragogipe (Bahia), will be operated by Odebrecht and the remaining two by Etesco. The Bahia shipyard is in the initial construction phase. A further three drillships are to be built at the Rio Grande 2 shipyard, in the municipality of Rio Grande (Rio Grande do Sul), and will all be operated by Etesco. Rio Grande 2 is undergoing expansion to meet growing demand for shipbuilding in Brazil.

Delivery of the nine drillships is scheduled to commence in 2016, and they will be used mainly for drilling wells in the Santos Basin pre-salt region, including Rights Transfer areas. The rigs will be capable of operating in water depths of up to 3,000 meters and able to drill wells up to 10,000 meters.

Click here for a more information on Sete Brasil’s rig order.

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