GE Oil & Gas (GE) has secured a $500m contract from Petrobras, to supply the main turbomachinery equipment for four new floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units.
The FPSO units, which include P-74, P-75, P-76 and P-77, will be deployed in the Cessão Onerosa region of the Santos Basin’s offshore pre-salt fields, in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.
GE equipment will use gas turbines and advanced generators to produce primary energy for the FPSOs.
It will use compressors to move gas through pipelines and re-inject CO2 and natural gas back to the well, in order to increase the recovery of the oil.
As a part of the contract, GE will source technology from its own businesses, such as Power Conversion and Power & Water, to complete the delivery.
In addition, the supply will include 16 powergen turbogenerators composed of PGT25+ gas turbines and electric generators and eight turbocompression trains driven by LM2500+ gas turbines.
GE will also deliver 32 electric motor driven compressors for gas main, export services and CO2 re-injection.
The company will provide technical support for installation and commissioning the start-up, as well as extensive services, which include repairs, dedicated local field service engineers and customer training.
GE will carry out packaging, testing, logistics and sourcing operations for its supplies in Brazil, and the installations, where these operations will be held, will start in early 2013.
As part of the contract, GE will conduct 9,600 man-hours of training that is required to operate and maintain the equipment.
GE Oil & Gas for Latin America president and CEO João Geraldo Ferreira said: "This contract with Petrobras demonstrates GE’s technological offshore leadership and our capacity to face our clients’ most difficult challenges."
Image: GE Oil & Gas to provide main turbomachinery equipment for four new floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units. Photo courtesy of GE Oil & Gas.