C & C Technologies do Brasil, a subsidiary of C & C Technologies, Inc. (C & C), the worldwide leader in deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) operations, was recently awarded a $50 million contract by Petrobras. The 730 day contract will utilize C & C's state-of-the-art C-Surveyor II AUV and M/V Northern Resolution. The contract can be renewed for an additional 730 days, making the contract potentially worth $100 million.
The effort will include running pipeline route and site surveys to support the exploration and production of deepwater subsalt plays offshore Brasil. C & C crews will perform sidescan sonar and subbottom profiler surveys, coring, and both hull-mounted and AUV-mounted multibeam bathymetric surveys under the contract.
C & C pioneered the world's first commercially operated AUV for oil and gas exploration. Now the company leads the market with its four C-Surveyor AUVs. As frontrunners in the fields of AUV technology and deepwater mapping, C & C professionals have an unmatched depth of talent and experience. C & C sets the standard in deepwater AUV capability having completed more than 180,000 kilometers of AUV surveys for 62 clients worldwide.
C & C Technologies do Brasil, headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, currently employs more than 200 employees who perform geophysical and marine construction surveys. In addition to providing field surveys, C & C do Brasil is fully equipped to process data and compile hazard reports.