Equipment

Frames Group has completed flow control and safeguarding equipment for the Petrobras FPSO, with delivery scheduled for this month.

The company secured a contract with Modec Offshore Production Systems (Singapore) for supply of one subsea hydraulic power unit (HPU) package, 14 production well control Racks for the FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes MV29.

Frames’s contract also included eight water injection well control racks and accessory equipment.

The FPSO has capacity to process 150,000 barrels of crude oil a day and will be used to develop the Tartaruga Verde and Tartaruga Mestiça fields in the Campos basin off the coast of Brazil.

"The production of FPSOs is becoming increasingly challenging, especially in today’s difficult economic climate."

According to Frames, the equipment has been designed to provide a clean hydraulic pressurised fluid for the actuators of hydraulic operated subsea valves.

Frames Flow Control & Safeguarding subsea hydraulics account manager Kor Paap said: "The production of FPSOs is becoming increasingly challenging, especially in today’s difficult economic climate.

"For us, but also for oil companies and contractors, it’s necessary to work efficiently and reduce costs."

"For this project, we have implemented, as far as practically possible, a standardised design approach based on a previous supplied project with Modec (for the FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV27) and implemented additional client and end-user requirements."

HPUs are used to control processes at any oil and gas plant, ensuring safe production conditions.


Image: Frames designed the equipment to provide a clean hydraulic pressurised fluid for the actuators of subsea valves. Photo: courtesy of Frames.