RigNet to supply communications solutions to six Petrobras FPSOs

Offshore telecommunication services provider RigNet has signed a multi-year agreement with Petrobras to supply O3B VSAT technology to six of its FPSO vessels.

Illustration; One of Petrobras’ FPSOs; Source: Petrobras

RigNet said on Tuesday that the agreement for the six FPSOs was in addition to a deal for work on four Petrobras’ FPSOs awarded to the company last year.

“This represents RigNet’s ongoing expansion of its portfolio of FPSO deployments for a total seventeen awarded in Brazil alone. Today, RigNet is the only service provider in Brazil to offer O3B connectivity through its managed communication service,” the company stated.

RigNet added that its expansion in the FPSO market also included a multi-year agreement awarded in October to provide managed communication service and deployment of its suite of Crew Welfare applications on three FPSOs in Thailand.

As for the O3B technology, it provides clients with satellite-based data communications for critical remote connectivity. RigNet’s managed communications service provides critical data and communication needs for remote locations.

Steven Pickett, CEO and president of RigNet, said: “We are very pleased with our ongoing growth into the production sector of the energy market. We are focused on offering the broadest range of communication solutions, including O3B technology, to meet the unique needs of the energy value chain in Brazil and around the world.”

To remind, RigNet also recently won a multi-year agreement with the Galoc Production Company to deploy its analytics platform onboard the Rubicon Intrepid FPSO.


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