Helix Energy Solutions Group has received a deepwater well decommissioning contract award by Shell Brasil Petroleo Ltd to perform P&A services on subsea wells located in the Bijupira and Salema fields in the Campos Basin.
Helix will provide the Q7000, a riser-based well intervention vessel; a 10K Intervention Riser System; and remotely operated vehicles to complete the project which is expected to take 12 months after starting in early in 2024.
The Q7000, equipped with an IMO-certified DP3 system and the Helix-designed IRS, can execute well intervention operations in water depths ranging from 85 m to 3,000 m. With its open deck plan and tri-axial configuration, the Q7000 is capable of a wide range of production enhancement operations including well clean-up and field development support. The vessel is equally optimised for well decommissioning, including suspension, tubing removal, tree recovery and sea floor clearance.
Scotty Sparks, Helix’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, commented, “We are pleased that Helix has been awarded this major well decommissioning contract. This is another step forward in the execution of our strategic objectives which includes contributing to the energy transition by providing best-in-class and global leading decommissioning services. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Shell.”