Schlumberger has signed a contract with Equinor and South Atlantic Holding for the total well delivery on the Peregrino C platform.

The company also signed an amendment to the Cameron EPC contract for the delivery of a Cameron drilling module.

Located 85km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, the module is to be installed on Platform C to support the drilling of production and injection wells in reservoirs inaccessible from the current A and B platforms.

“This integrated model includes efficiency improvements to the drilling module, streamlined consecutive workflows, and optimised human resources at the well site.”

Schlumberger said in a statement: “Through the total well delivery model, Schlumberger will provide the full scope of well construction services, drilling management services, and advanced digital technology solutions, including the DrillPlan coherent well construction planning solution to drill 22 wells.

“This integrated model includes efficiency improvements to the drilling module, streamlined consecutive workflows, and optimised human resources at the well site by multiskilling crew members.”

Last June, Equinor awarded a contract to Schlumberger to drill the 22 wells in the Peregrino field in the Campos offshore basin.

Equinor has been expanding its presence in Brazil, with the intention of investing up to $15bn in the country.

In 2017, the company acquired a 25% stake in the Roncador field in a deal worth up to $2.9bn.

The Peregrino field comprises an estimated reserve of 400 million barrels of recoverable oil.

The Equinor-operated Peregrino II development is expected to commence production at the end of next year.