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Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras has awarded a lump sum supply contract to France-based Technip for the Guara and Lula Nordeste fields.

Under the agreement, Technip will manufacture 24km of 6in gas injection flexible lines for the project, underwater at a depth of 2,250m in the Santos basin off the Brazilian coast, as well as 18km of flowlines.

The lines will be used to re-inject produced gas into the reservoir to adhere to new Brazilian environmental regulation, the company said.

Technip executive vice president and COO Frédéric Delormel said: "Our success in this first pre-salt tender for gas injection flexible risers demonstrates the leading edge position of our Teta-Clip pressure vault technology to meet such high internal pressure and high tension requirements."

Technip-operated flexible pipe plants will manufacture the pipelines, which will be delivered in two batches, the first of which will be supplied this year while the second will arrive in the first quarter of 2013.


Image: The Santos Basin, a 352,260km2 offshore pre-salt area, includes Guara and Lula Nordeste fields off the coast of Brazil. Photo: courtesy of Wikipedia user mmm.