Fossil Energy – Decommissioning
Solstad’s offshore construction vessel Normand Cutter has arrived in Brazil and will conduct decommissioning of subsea structures for Petrobras in two offshore basins under Ocyan’s management.
According to André Luiz Magalhães, Ocyan’s executive manager for subsea construction, this is the first decommissioning contract for offshore production fields in Brazil, and it also marks Ocyan’s return to subsea construction services.
The decommissioning activities will be performed on Petrobras’ subsea structures in Campos Basin and Sergipe-Alagoas.
The Brazilian company informed that the contract was awarded last year and the vessel is expected to perform the first campaign for the collection of equipment in Campos Basin as of the second half of January 2023.
Upon completion, the vessel will remain in Campos Basin for two weeks after which it is expected to unload the equipment at Vitória, Espírito Santo.
At the end of this first stage, still in Espírito Santo, it is planned to perform the last stage of equipment deployment using rollers and reels for the storage of flexible pipes necessary for the sequence of the project.
Normand Cutter is a 127.5 meters-long (OCV), equipped with a crane featuring a lifting capacity of 300 tons, in addition to a flexible pipe lay system of up to 100 tons and pipe storage of up to 1250 tons.