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Petrobras begins removal of Cação platforms in Espírito Santo

Petrochemical industry | 06 May 2021 IST | Polymerupdate.com
Activity is part of the decommissioning project of the Cação Field, a natural step that marks the end of the life cycle of an oil field

With production closed since 2010, Petrobras started the removal of three platforms from the Cação Field, in Espírito Santo . The action is part of the decommissioning plan and marks the end of the production cycle of an oil field. All activities of the Facilities Decommissioning Program are approved and monitored by ANP, IBAMA and the Brazilian Navy, maintaining the safety requirements and the integrity of the facilities throughout the process.

The platform removal process is expected to end by the end of this semester and, for one year after the removal of the fixed structures and completion of activities in the area, the company will carry out socio-economic and environmental monitoring of the region.

According to the Company's Strategic Plan for the period 2021-2025, 18 production platforms will be decommissioned by 2025.

The decommissioning of the production system is a natural step in the life cycle of an oil field, when it is no longer technically or economically feasible to continue producing. In this context, the process generally covers five stages: cleaning and decontamination of equipment, treatment and disposal of waste in compliance with environmental legislation, plugging of wells, disconnection and disposal of subsea systems, and disposal of the platform itself.

The decommissioning project for the Campo de Cação, planned in strict compliance with current legislation and regulations, marks the complete closure of the activities of an oil field that it produced by means of fixed platforms on the coast of the state of Espírito Santo. Having evaluated the best practices of the oil industry in the world and taking into account local characteristics, the base scenario adopted by Petrobras considered the total removal of the structures, with the guarantee of forwarding for recycling and correct destination of the waste.

During this project, Petrobras remained in contact with the local community, having held a public meeting in 2016 and meeting with community representatives in 2018, occasions, when the project was presented to the community and clarifications to the community's doubts, were duly provided. . Petrobras maintains regular channels to receive comments, questions and suggestions from all residents in the vicinity of its operations.

Socio-environmental performance in the region

The communities close to the area of ​​Cação benefited from the national project Multiplier Partners Network, which trained managers, pedagogical coordinators and teachers from municipal schools and NGOs, to qualify physical education and sport classes, favoring integral education and training. quality of life. Communities in this region are also benefiting from the Territorialization and Acceleration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) project, carried out by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), which promotes citizen training and the expansion of local capacities for territorial development sustainable.
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