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Oil sector in Macaé reheats with decommissioning

Paulo Nogueira
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25-04-2018 08:26:49
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An executive in the oil and gas sector with a career spanning more than 40 years says that Macaé will orchestrate operations in the Campos Basin on account of the decommissioning, understand.

With the revitalization of mature fields in the Campos Basin, Macaé has already been confirmed as the focus city to perpetuate logistical and operational operations in the region by large companies. Sebastião Braz, executive for more than 20 years in the oil and gas sector and with more than 40 years of career as an engineer, says that the resumption of this market in the region takes Macaé the great highlight, being one of the most sought after by companies that will act in these assets. Understand in detail all your considerations:

Sebastião Braz, oil and gas executive

It is not possible to speak exactly about the recovery of the sector, but adapting to new needs. Assets that are already in a natural phase of decline and the demobilization of some offshore platforms, already lead the market to shape itself for new types of services. Naturally, with the absolute success of the last auctions, the whole sector is optimistic about the return of offshore operations.

It so happens that we have already completed the learning cycle in recent years and now is the time to resume, without forgetting everything we have achieved during these 40 years in the Campos Basin. The areas that are already established and coming back with a lot of strength are logistical support, structure construction and assembly, collection and waste management.

There are reservations in stating whether service providers and oil companies are prepared for this new phase of the market. As mentioned, every operational system is already standard. It turns out that the market still suffers from the issue of Lava Jato Operations. Many traditional companies in the engineering field are currently prevented from providing services to Petrobras, which is the current contract claimant. The arrival or increase in the presence of foreigners in Brazil also requires adjustments and differentiated demands, we are in a true “walking metamorphosis”.

These new companies that will settle in the region will find an operational layout that is very out of the ordinary. In fact, there is an estimate that in this first phase, they will have some damage because the Campos Basin has very particular characteristics. Our logistics are different, sedimentary basins are different…. in other words, they are issues that can override engineering itself. Naturally, these companies, most of them foreign, will have to absorb experienced professionals in these assets, there is no running away from this and the know-how is Brazilian.

Will Macaé be prepared for the resumption?

Macaé will still continue to be the operational focus for these companies that will operate in the Campos Basin, but naturally it needs adaptations, mainly in terms of costs. The Port of Açú is also influencing the region a lot due to its multiple uses, even Special Business Zones were created, despite this, for now there is no other place as well prepared in infrastructure, logistics and technology as the city of Macaé in this sector. Fonte Petronoticias and readapted by Click Petróleo e Gás

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Paulo Nogueira
With technical training, I worked in the offshore oil and gas market for a few years. Today, my team and I are dedicated to bringing information from the Brazilian energy sector and the world, always with credible and up-to-date sources.