HAMILTON, Bermuda – Seadrill Ltd and SapuraCrest Petroleum Bhd are considering an agreement whereby they would form a subsidiary company to build and charter pipelay support vessels to Petrobras.
Two of the vessels would be built outside Brazil, but the third one would be in-country with applicable local content. Operations for the PLSVs would begin by October 2014.
SapuraCrest holds agreements with Petrobras for the charters. Seadrill would get a 50% equity in the operation if it is approved by SapuraCrest shareholders. Seadrill holds 23.6% equity in SapuraCrest.