Brazilians Sign Charters for Three Semi-submersible Rigs

Press Release
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás (QGOG) partners with Sete Brasil in charter agreements for 3 drilling rigs.

QGOG, the largest Brazilian provider of drilling and production services, announce that, in partnership with Sete Brasil, they have signed a charter and services agreement for three semi-submersible ultra-deep water drilling rigs, named Urca, Bracuhy and Mangaratiba.

QGOG will operate the rigs and QGOG Constellation, through one of its subsidiaries, holds a 15% equity stake in each rig.

The drilling rigs will be built at the BrasFels shipyard in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with local content above 55%. They are expected to begin operating in 2016, 2018 and 2019, respectively and are part of the package of 21 drilling rigs negotiated between Sete Brasil and Petrobras. The charter and services agreements with Petrobras have a 15-year term on each rig, with a renewal option of an additional 5 years.

Once constructed, the rigs will operate in the Brazilian pre-salt layer in water depths of up to 3,000 meters, with the ability to reach up to 10,000 meters of drilling depth capacity.

QGOG will have engineering teams dedicated to each drilling rig. The Company will be involved in all stages of the process, beginning with the rig’s construction which includes engineering and building through the rig’s commissioning and acceptance phase.


 


 

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