Açu Petróleo and Petrogal renew contract for oil transshipment at Açu Port

Açu Petróleo (joint venture between Prumo Logística and Oiltanking) and Petrogal reaffirmed their partnership and renewed the contract for oil transfer at the Terminal in Porto do Açu, in São João da Barra (RJ) until 2023. With the new contract, Petrogal, which has performing oil transshipments in the terminal since 2017, will double the number of export operations at T-Oil up to 130 million barrels to be transferred through the terminal in the period.

For Victor Snabaitis Bomfim, CEO of Açu Petróleo, the renewal of the contract with Petrogal reaffirms the company’s differentials. “This partnership is very important for Açu Petróleo, as it increasingly encourages us to maintain our commitment to operational excellence and non-negotiable respect for the environment. Petrogal was the first company to operate VLCC vessels at our terminal. I am sure that this commitment, predictability and security that we offer in our operations, were key factors for this renewal ”.

“Petrogal is the third largest producer of oil and gas in Brazil and one of the world companies whose production registers a faster growth”, declared Miguel Pereira, CEO of Petrogal. “Brazil is our main development base and this requires reliable infrastructures, properly equipped in technological and environmental terms,”.

In operation since 2016, Açu Petróleo’s Petroleum Terminal (T-OIL) is 25 meters deep, has three berths and licensed capacity to deal with 1.2 million barrels of oil transfered per day. Since the beginning of operations, the terminal has carried out more than 95 transshipments. As it is the only private company in the country capable of receiving VLCC vessels, which has a storage capacity of up to 2 million barrels of crude oil. Circa 40% of transshipment operations are exported via VLCC vessels. “For this year, we expect to increase our operations, and double the volume transshiped in 2018. Also, we are developing a project for onshore tanking, which, in addition to providing an optimization in the oil handling logistics for our customers, will be able to offer new services, such as storage, dewatering and blending”, highlighted Bomfim. Petrobras, Shell and Equinor are also customers of Açu Petróleo.