Petrobras takes delivery of final Sapura series pipelay vessel

Offshore staff

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – SapuraKencana Petroleum has delivered the sixth and final pipelay vessel, Sapura Rubi, to Petrobras.

The vessel started work offshore Brazil last week.

SapuraKencana’s Brazilian joint venture with Seadrill, Sapura Navegacao Maritima (SNM), is managing operations.

In 2011 and 2013, Petrobras awarded SNM two contracts with a total value of S$4.1billion ($3 billion) to build and operate the six pipelay vessels for deepwater flexible pipelay offshore Brazil for up to eight years, extendable by a further eight years.

The previously delivered Sapura Diamante, Sapura Topázio, Sapura Ônix, Sapura Jade, and Sapura Esmeralda are all at work on deepwater fields.


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