Brazilian offshore services provider GranIHC Services is set to land a contract with Petrobras to run maintenance services at two fixed production platforms installed at a pair of shallow-water gas fields in the Santos basin, writes Fabio Palmigiani.

GranIHC – a 50:50 joint venture between local player GranEnergia and Dutch maritime group Royal IHC – defeated strong competition to secure the contract, according to well-informed sources.

The contract was to be officially signed between the two parties this week, but financial terms were not disclosed.