Petrobras steps up maintenance program on fields offshore Brazil

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIROPetrobras has three new maintenance and safety units in operation in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.

Cidade São João da Barra, Cidade de Cabo Frio and Cidade de Araruama are connected respectively to the PNA-1 production platform on the Namorado field, the PCH-2 platform on the Cherne field, and the PGP-1 platform on the Garoupa field.

Under the company’s PROEF (Operational Efficiency Improvement Program) it is taking various steps to safeguard the integrity of offshore production installations, such as replacing metal pipes and structures, cleaning and repairing tanks, and painting platforms.

This should allow the facilities to continue producing oil and gas safely for years beyond their original planned lifespan and make the most of the reservoirs’ potential, Petrobras says.

The new maintenance and safety units have been chartered for four years, and will conduct campaigns ranging in length from two to eight months. They are equipped with mechanical and electrical workshops, cranes, storage, areas for painting and maintenance of components and equipment, and accommodation.


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