Petrobras has issued a new invitation to tender in a bid to charter a jack-up drilling rig to carry out operations at mature fields off Brazil’s north-eastern coast after a failed effort to contract such a unit last year.

Back in September 2021, Petrobras received six commercial proposals in a tender to contract a jack-up rig but sources told Upstream the opportunity was later cancelled after the lowest-priced units offered were either disqualified on prices or for not meeting the bidding criteria.