RIO DE JANEIRO – Petrobras has selected seven rigs from its tender for up to eight floating rigs, reports consulting firm Esgian.
From Lot 1, which was for up to two high-spec DP rigs capable of operating in up to 3,000 m of water, the selected units are Diamond Offshore semisubmersible Ocean Courage and the Transocean drillship Deepwater Corcovado. Both of these rigs are already off Brazil.
From Lot 2, which was for up to five high-spec DP rigs capable of operating in up to 2,400 m of water, the selected units are Constellation drillship Brava Star, Ocyan drillships ODN I and ODN II, and the Transocean drillship Deepwater Orion. The latter rig is currently stacked off West Africa, while the other units are all in Brazilian waters.
From Lot 3, which was for one DP rig capable of operating in up to 2,400 m of water, the selected unit is Ocyan semisubmersible Norbe VI. This rig is already in Brazilian waters.
It is understood that a five-day comment period applies before the awards become final, starting from Oct. 11, 2022.