Brazil’s Petrobras has awarded the contract for decommissioning services covering three wellhead platforms at the shallow-water Cacao field in the Espirito Santo basin to the Piaui Alabama Consorcium.
The consortium consists of Shore Offshore Services, Metodo Potencial Engenharia, Sea Partners Navegacao e Logistica and Triunfo Logistica.
The Cacao decommissioning project covers three wellhead platforms located six kilometers offshore, 13 wells and three pipelines lying in less than 20 meters of water. The field was shut down in 2010, Petrobras wants all three platforms — PCA-1, PCA-2 and PCA-3 — to be completely removed from the field.
The Piaui-Alabama consortium will be responsible for all engineering and planning, platform preparatory work offshore, diving work and subsea surveys, logistics and structural removal works in the Cacao decommissioning.
Cacao was discovered by Petrobras in 1977 and came on stream the following year. Output peaked at 500 barrels per day of oil and 10 million cubic meters per day of natural gas in the early 1980s, but the field was producing just 52 bpd at the time operations were halted.