Petrobras starts decommissioning Campos Basin platform

Brazilian oil and gas giant Petrobras has started decommissioning the P-12 platform in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.

P-12 platform; Source: Petrobras
P-12 platform
P-12 platform; Source: Petrobras

Petrobras informed on Tuesday that, after approval by the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), and the Navy, it had started decommissioning of the P-12 platform.

Petrobras added that decommissioning of P-07 and P-15 in the Campos Basin and of FPSO Piranema in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin were also planned for 2020.

According to the company’s strategic plan for 2020-2024, 18 production platforms will be decommissioned by 2024.

The Brazilian company noted that the decommissioning of the platforms would be carried out in accordance with the best global practices.

The P-07, P-12, and P-15 platforms will be offered at a public auction scheduled to take place in July.