Petrobras Awards Service Contract

Rolls-Royce to service own engines on four oil platforms; supported by local workshop

Posted on November 21, 2013

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a US$138 million, five-year services contract by Petrobras to support the deep and ultra-deep water oil and gas exploration and production company’s oil production activities offshore Brazil.

Rolls-Royce will supply Petrobras with advanced maintenance and repair services to support fifteen Rolls-Royce RB211-G62 industrial gas turbine power generation units that are installed on four Petrobras oil platforms operating in the petroleum rich, pre-salt Campos Basin.

The four Petrobras platforms, which together can produce over 500 000 barrels of oil each day – or 25% of Brazil’s entire output – are reliant on nearly 375 MW of Rolls-Royce generated power to maintain a consistently high production output.

The long-term service agreement (LTSA) contract, which has a potential value of up to US$220 million over its five-year renewal period, will help ensure that the Rolls-Royce units continue to operate at peak performance levels of efficiency and reliability, the company said.

Over 50 Rolls-Royce engineers and technicians are working on the project: most are based full-time on the four oil platforms. The Rolls-Royce Energy workshop at Macae in Brazil supports their work. In 2014, Rolls-Royce will inaugurate a US$100 million-plus investment, purpose-built gas turbine package, assembly and test facility in Santa Cruz in the state of Rio de Janeiro, further strengthening its local, in-country manufacturing and services presence, Rolls-Royce said.