Petrobras awards subsea contract to Baker Hughes
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Petrobras awards subsea contract to Baker Hughes

04 May 2021 (Last Updated May 4th, 2021 11:17)

Brazil’s Petrobras has awarded Baker Hughes a contract to provide subsea oilfield equipment for the Marlim and Voador fields in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil.

Petrobras awards subsea contract to Baker Hughes
The Marlim and Voador fields are located in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil. Credit: wasi1370 / Pixabay.

Brazil’s Petrobras has awarded Baker Hughes a contract to provide subsea oilfield equipment for the Marlim and Voador fields in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil.

The contract forms part of the Marlim and Voador field revitalisation plan to increase production efficiency and extend the operational life of the fields.

Baker Hughes will provide subsea production and injection manifolds, subsea control modules, subsea connection systems and associated services.

The firm will deliver several key technologies from its Subsea Connect portfolio, as well as a connected suite of solutions to help improve efficiencies and reduce costs.

Baker Hughes oilfield equipment executive vice-president Neil Saunders said: “This order is an important example of how Subsea Connect is bringing structured technology to improve execution certainty.”

The contract includes the supply of up to five subsea production and injection manifold systems.

These systems will feature integrated hydraulic connection systems and retrievable choke modules, as well as Baker Hughes’ vertical mechanical clamp connection system designed to increase installation efficiencies.

Moreover, Baker Hughes will deliver 32 modular, structured, subsea control modules, called Modpods.

Baker Hughes Latin America oilfield equipment and Brazil vice-president Adyr Tourinho said: “This contract is a culmination of our multi-year engagement with Petrobras and builds on our history supplying subsea production systems to deepwater projects in Brazil.

“Our lightweight, compact technology is engineered to combat the most demanding conditions found in today’s deepwater environments.”

Baker Hughes plans to manufacture, test and assemble the manifold systems at its Centre of Excellence facility in Jandira, Brazil.

The Marlim and Voador field revitalisation plan involves the replacement of all existing facilities with two new floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units.