Spotlight: Brazil’s offshore rigs

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Spotlight: Brazil’s offshore rigs

A total of 30 drilling and well intervention rigs are currently in Brazilian waters, according to data from oil and gas regulator ANP.

National oil company Petrobras, which accounts for most of the country’s exploration and production (E&P), is the contractor of 23 rigs. 

The others are hired by PRIO (formerly PetroRio), with two units, and Equinor, TotalEnergies, Karoon, Trident Energy and ANP, with one rig each. 

Constellation is the owner of eight rigs, followed by Ocyan (5), Seadrill (4), Transocean (3), Ventura (2), Valaris (2), Helix (2), PRIO (1), Etesco (1), Maersk (1) and Brasdrill (1).

Of the total, 20 are drill ships and 10 semi-submersible units. 

They are mostly located off Brazil’s southeast coast, where the main E&P projects are carried out.

Rig Type Owner Charterer
Norbe VIII Drillship Ocyan Petrobras
Norbe IX Drillship Ocyan Petrobras
ODN II Drillship Ocyan Petrobras
ODN I Drillship Ocyan Petrobras
Etesco Takatsugu Drillship Etesco Petrobras
Siem Helix 2 Drillship Helix Petrobras
Petrobras 10000 Drillship Transocean Petrobras
Deepwater Mikonos Drillship Transocean Petrobras
Deepwater Corcovado Drillship Transocean Petrobras
Alpha Star Semissubmersible Constellation Petrobras
SSV Victoria Semissubmersible Ventura Petrobras
Carolina Drillship Ventura Petrobras
Atlantic Star Semissubmersible Constellation Petrobras
Brava Star Drillship Constellation Petrobras
King Maker Semissubmersible PRIO PRIO
Valaris Renaissance Drillship Valaris TotalEnergies
West Tellus Drillship Seadrill Petrobras
Ocean Courage Semissubmersible Brasdrill Petrobras
Laguna Star Drillship Constellation Petrobras
Norbe VI Semissubmersible Ocyan PRIO
Gold Star Semissubmersible Constellation Petrobras
Maersk Developer Semissubmersible Maersk Karoon
Valaris DS-4 Drillship Valaris Petrobras
West Saturn Drillship Seadrill ANP
Lone Star Semissubmersible Constellation Petrobras
Alpha Star Semissubmersible Constellation Enauta
West Carina Drillship Seadrill Petrobras
Amaralina Star Drillship Constellation Petrobras
Siem Helix 1 Drillship Helix Trident Energy
West Jupiter Drillship Seadrill Petrobras

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