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Brazilian Compliance

Ensure full compliance with Brazilian regulations

With extensive experience and full understanding of Brazil’s unique regulatory environment for offshore installations, Axess Group is well-positioned to help you comply to Brazilian regulations when operating in their waters. This prevents you from facing any unexpected shutdown or delays resulting from non-compliance.

With over 90 offshore assets in our reference list globally, including drilling rigs, Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) and support vessels,

Our team of certified Brazilian CREA engineers based in Brazil, North America and Asia, allow us to mobilise at short notice at an affordable cost.

What we offer

As not all of the technical requirements are clearly specified, different auditors may have different understanding and interpretation of the requirements. In addition, some of the requirements are informed only on technical notes or laws. With a full understanding of the varied interpretations, we are able to advise on the following:

Normas Regulamentadoras

We provide consultancy and site inspections for all the applicable NRs, with focus on the most labour-intensive scopes:

  • Electrical (NR10)
  • Equipment and Machines (NR12)
  • Boilers, Pressure Vessels and Piping (NR13)
  • Safety Signalling (NR26/30)
  • Offshore Requirements (NR37)


Support and consultancy with the main applicable requirements from the Brazilian Maritime Authority (Navy), including specific requirements for the marine systems (NORMAM 01) and for the certification of helideck (NORMAM 27).


Guidance towards the environmental agency requirements, including Law 9966.


Instructions for adequacy to the specific requirements related to health and hygiene.

Additionally, to tailor to our clients’ needs and preferences, we have developed a modular programme that offers additional scope increments related to Brazilian Compliance tasks, such as:

  • Design review for the identification of non-conformities early on the design stage
  • Review of purchase orders and technical requirements of mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Workshop to introduce the client to the Brazilian requirements and present solutions and samples from other offshore rigs
  • Inspections of helideck, marine and safety systems
  • Execution of pressure tests as required in the NR-13 regulation
  • Calibration of instruments (pressure relief valves (PRVs, pressure safety valves (PSVs), pressure gauges, transmitters, etc.) in compliance with the Brazilian Institute of Metrology
  • Non Destructive Testing (NDT) services, e.g., Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement for the integrity verification requested in the NR-13 regulation
  • Ex inspection for Hazardous Areas
  • Thermography inspection
  • Due diligence on suppliers, e.g. audit, sample inspection
  • Fabrication of posters, plates and stickers in dual language (English/Portuguese) as required by the Brazilian Maritime Authority
  • Fabrication of pipe marking according to Brazilian Technical norms
  • Specification of personal protective equipment (PPEs), collective protective equipment (CPEs), etc
  • Restoration of technical documents and calculation
  • Extended piping inspection planning based on risk
  • Audit follow up to be the client representative and clarify any queries immediately avoiding non-conformity

Case Studies

Contact Information

Axess AS
Oscar Hanssens vei 5
6415 Molde
+47 982 43 600
Axess AS
Kokstadflaten 35
5257 Bergen
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess AS
Travbaneveien 3
4031 Stavanger
(duty): +47 982 43 600
St. John's
Axess Baffin Inc.
702 Water Street, Suite 201
St. John's, Newfoundland
+1 709 758 7937
Axess North America Inc.
1400 Broadfield Suite 300
Houston Tx. 77084
+1 (281) 994-0367
Ciudad del Carmen
Axess Operations De Mexico S de RL de CV
Calle Bosque de Ciruelos 180 PP 101
Colonia Bosque De Las Lomas
CP 11700 Cuidad De Mexico
+52 938-152-7688
Axess North Sea Ltd.
Axess House,
Twin Spires Business Park,
Mugiemoss Road, Bucksburn,
Aberdeen, AB21 9NY
(duty): +44 (0) 78 5303 6111
Axess Guyana Inc.
2 Avenue of the Republic
Georgetown, Guyana
+592 222 2216
Rio de Janeiro
Axess do Brasil Ltda
Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro
171 - Botafogo
CEP 22280-030 Rio de Janeiro
+55 (21) 4108-0532
Axess Petrorig Ghana Limited
3rd floor, The Pelican
8 Blohum Street, Dzorwulu
Accra, Ghana
+233 (0) 30 397 0548
Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
Edificio Joia Rara, 3º Andar 3.5/3.6,
Av. Revolução de Outubro No 8, Cassenda, Maianga
Luanda, Angola
+244 933 316 388
Cape Town
Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
Office 106, 1st Floor, Block 2,
Northgate Park, Brooklyn
Cape Town, South Africa
+27 21 001 9540
Axess AS
Nedre Bakklandet 58C
7014 Trondheim
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess AS
Grønøraveien 1
7300 Orkanger
(duty): +47 478 37 300
Axess AS
Fridtjof Nansens plass 4
0160 Oslo
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess for Oil Services
3141 Anas Bin Malik, Al Malqa Dist.
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
+966 59 427 0293
Axess Middle East DMCC
807 X2 Tower, X Cluster,
Jumeriah Lake Towers
Dubai, UAE
+971 4565 7913
Axess Offshore Korea LLC
22nd Floor KNN Tower, Centum-ro 30
2203-ho, Haeundae-gu
Busan, South Korea
+82 10 2696 2016
Axess AIM India Pvt. Ltd.
B2-701, 7th Floor,
Kanakia Boomerang,
Chandivali Farm Road
Andheri East, Mumbai- 400072
+91 22 4604 3533
Axess Offshore Pte Ltd
Nordic European Centre, #05-31 South Wing,
3 International Business Park
Singapore 609927
+65 6908 4174
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
304 Newcastle St
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739