The contract is set to begin in Q4 2021 and will be conducted from 83-m ROV support vessel Fugro Aquarius using two Fugro-built 3,000-m work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).
Fugro Aquarius was designed primarily for the Brazilian market. The DP2 vessel uses a diesel-electric propulsion arrangement to reduce noise and carbon emissions. The award follows the successful completion of a previous four-year contract for similar services aboard the same vessel.
In the previous contract, Fugro completed over 20,000 hours of successful ROV operations for Petrobras, helping to unlock insights from geo-data about the condition of existing assets and the surrounding environment for safe and efficient oil and gas operations.
Commenting on the new contract, Fugro Brazil’s country manager Rogerio Carvalho said, “Fugro is very pleased to receive this latest award. Our proven delivery excellence, together with the fuel efficiency of Fugro Aquarius, allowed us to put forth a highly competitive commercial offer meeting all technical requirements of the tender.
“We look forward to continuing our success with Petrobras on this new contract and to consolidating our position within the Brazilian IRM ROV market, which has nearly doubled in capacity over the last year.”
Other subsea vessels have won contracts for Brazilian fields. DOF’s Brazilian subsidiary Norskan was recently awarded two contracts. Anchor handling vessel Skandi Paraty (AHTS 21,000 with ROV operated by DOF Subsea Brasil) has been awarded a one-year contract extension with Petrobras until July 2022.
A second vessel, Skandi Iguaçu, is on hire with Equinor on a spot contract utilisation during July and August 2021.
Read the latest issue of the OGV Energy magazine HERE.