Petrobras tendering over 60 sets of subsea valves

Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras is carrying out two tenders that, combined, foresee contracting of more than 60 sets of wet Christmas trees (WCTs).

The state-run firm recently launched a bidding process to acquire 29 WCTs, which are sets of subsea valves connecting wells to pipelines and to oil and gas production platforms.

The tender includes the acquisition of one emergency shutdown valve (ESDV), one umbilical termination assembly (UTA), six in-line tees (ILT) and one electro-hydraulic distribution unit (EHDU).

It also calls for the provision of installation, intervention and preventive maintenance technical assistance services, in addition to an area for the storage of the equipment.

The deadline for presentation of the commercial proposals is January 31, 2024.

The documents related to the tender are available on Petrobras’ procurement website Petronect under ID number 7004174487.

Petrobras is also carrying out a tender (Petronect ID number 7004033775) to contract 32 WCTs and other subsea equipment and services.

The commercial proposals were originally scheduled to be submitted by October 31, but the company has pushed back the deadline to January 31 next year.

Projects in Brazil’s oil and gas sector are likely to require between 80 and 100 WCTs per year in the medium term.

Each set of equipment can cost more than US$1mn.

Among the main suppliers of WCTs for Petrobras and other oil companies in Brazil are Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes, Onesubsea (Schlumberger) and TechnipFMC.