Peregrino

Wood Group has been selected to provide four-year operations and maintenance for Statoil’s Peregrino development in offshore Brazil.

Under a contract awarded on behalf of the Peregrino licence partners, the company will offer services for two wellhead platforms (Alpha and Bravo) on the development and modification services for both units and the FPSO Peregrino.

The two wellhead platforms have been operated by Wood Group since 2009.

Located in the Campos basin at about 100m water depth in licenses BMC-7 and BMC-47, the Peregrino field is Statoil´s first operatorship outside the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

As part of the contract, Wood Group will provide services which cover all production processes and equipment except drilling services while introducing a new operating model for the field.

"We have decided to group these contracts in line with our corporate strategy of simplification, cost optimisation and production efficiency."

Statoil Development Production International South America senior vice-president and Brazil country manager Pal Eitrheim said: "We have decided to group these contracts in line with our corporate strategy of simplification, cost optimisation and production efficiency.

"We have been working closely with Wood Group in Peregrino field and we look forward to strengthening our partnership for the next four years."

Wood Group has supported the Peregrino project throughout its development.

The Peregrino field commenced production on April 2011 and currently produces around 90,000bpd.

Statoil holds 60% ownership and operates the field, while the remaining 40% is held by Sinochem.


Image: A well head platform on the Peregrino field. Photo: © Statoil.