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France-based Technip has been awarded a contract by oil major Petrobras to provide project modification services to 13 offshore platforms in the Campos basin area of Brazil.

Under the contract terms Technip will provide modification services for the Rio de Janeiro Operations Unit (UO-RIO), including existing offshore platforms located in the Campos basin, for four years.

The scope of services comprise of basic and detailed design, documentation update, engineering consulting, planning, control and execution supplies for 13 offshore platforms.

Technip’s operating centre in Rio de Janeiro will carry out the project management, engineering and procurement.

Services will be provided based on client request.

"Under the contract terms Technip will provide modification services for the Rio de Janeiro Operations Unit."

Earlier, Technip was awarded contracts to provide designs and construct the topsides of three of Petrobras’s deepwater production semi submersibles, namely P-51, P-52 and P-56.

UO RIO unit was formed in 2000 for Petrobras upstream operations, which manage six deepwater and ultra-deepwater concessions including the Albacora Leste, Barracuda, Caratinga, Marlim Leste, Marlim Sul and Roncador fields.

The unit is Brazilian oil major’s biggest production unit, operating 15 platforms including two new platforms, P-55 and P-62, scheduled to start operation in 2013 and 2014.


Image: Petrobras offshore platforms in the Campos Basin, Brazil. Photo courtesy of Petrobras.

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