Petrobras releases drilling rig contract bidding process

Petrobras has approved the bidding process to award contracts for multiple offshore drilling rigs to be built in Brazil.

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIRO – Petrobras has approved the bidding process to award contracts for multiple offshore drilling rigs to be built in Brazil. Each rig will get a leasing contract with the successful bidder and an operation service contract.

Companies can bid for one or more rigs up to a total of 21 units. Certification of minimum domestic content is required.

Petrobras says this is part of its plan to contract as many as 28 new ultra-deepwater drilling rigs for, among other things, pre-salt field exploration.

A contract for the first batch of seven rigs was announced this February by Petrobras.

06/07/2011

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