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Sandvik Wins Mero Steel Tube Umbilical Order

stainless steel umbilical tube order in Brazil’s pre-salt Mero oilfield.Mero is an expansive pre-salt oilfield in the Santos Basin offshore Rio de Janeiro with immense oil production potential. The Mero oilfield is being managed by the Libra Consortium, made up of a partnership between Petrobras, Total, Shell Brasil, CNPC and CNOOC Ltd.The first phase of the project - Mero 1 - is an ultra-deepwater project consisting of 17 wells in a water depth of approximately 2,000 meters.According to Sandvik, the stainless steel umbilical tube order contract is significant for the Brazilian offshore

Johan Sverdrup subsea layout (Image: Equinor)

Uptick for Subsea Tree Installs Coming

;s mostly phased, scaled down and accelerated projects. In fact, subsea tieback project activity is already above 2013 levels, and it’s going to stay consistently high in coming years, says Bjørvik, with the subsea market driven more broadly by a lot by activity in Norway but also by Petrobras in Brazil, through floating projects.Henning Bjørvik (Photo: Elaine Maslin)Subsea tree demandThat increase in activity has seen subsea tree demand – a key indicator – increase. Subsea tree demand dropped to below 100 trees awarded in 2016, compared with about 530 in 2013, marking

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Partners Target Subsea Gas Seperation

considered carried out on an existing platform, adding cost and making the concept economically unattractive, Aker Solutions said.Now the Norwegian-based firm is working with energy companies Total, Pertamina, Equinor and industry group the CO2 Capture Project (CCP), including members BP, Chevron and Petrobras, in a joint industry project (JIP) to identify required membrane qualities for a subsea gas and CO2 separation process, to minimize pretreatment needs and avoid large processing modules.Flooding an oil field with CO2 increases recovery rates, and extends the life of an offshore field. Aker Solutions

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DNV GL RP for Subsea Pumping Systems

improved hydrocarbons recovery. DNVGL-RP-F303 Subsea pumping systems provides a comprehensive specification for subsea pumping systems and complements existing industry standards.DNVGL-RP-F303 has been published following a joint industry project including participants from subsea operators Equinor, Petrobras, Shell and Woodside in addition to four major systems suppliers; Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes, OneSubsea, and TechnipFMC. The project sought to address several obstacles to subsea processing and pumping. These include overcoming the sector’s perceived novelty and unfamiliarity of subsea processing

3D visualization of an interpreted horizon (Base of Salt) from the Santos Basin, Brazil (File image: CGG)

Seabed Geosolutions to Perform Santos Basin Survey

in the second quarter of 2020 and will take around 4 months to complete.Stephan Midenet, CEO of Seabed Geosolutions, said, “We are excited to work with a pioneer in ocean-bottom technologies to deploy our new Manta technology, which has been recently and successfully used offshore Brazil for Petrobras on the Buzios field to deliver exceptional data quality. The survey data, which will be used to inform the area’s subsurface, will be acquired over an area of significant discoveries.”Seabed Geosolutions is a joint venture between Fugro and CGG. It collects geophysical data on the seabed

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Subsea 7 Wins Contract from Total in Brazil

achieve successful solutions. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Total in Brazil, through mutually beneficial collaboration on this project and, in the long-term, on future developments.”Total became operator of the Lapa field in Block BM-S-9A after a transfer of rights from Petrobras in January.The field was put in production in December 2016, via the 100,000 barrel per day capacity Cidade de Caraguatatuba FPSO

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TechnipFMC Wins Subsea Contract off Brazil

offloading unit (FPSO) Cidade de Caraguatatuba, already in operation.The deal was awarded by Total E&P do Brasil Ltda., on behalf of the Lapa Field Consortium, comprised of Total (35%), Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda. (30%), Repsol Sinopec Brasil S.A. (25%) and Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras (10%), and is worth between $75 million and $250 million, TechnipFMC said.Arnaud Piéton, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are honored to be selected to execute the Lapa pre-salt field project in Brazil. We look forward to collaborating with Total and the Lapa Field Consortium

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Ocean Infinity to Conduct AUV Surveys for Petrobras

U.S. based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity announced Wednesday that its Brazilian partner has been awarded a contract to provide high-resolution hydrographic mapping services to Brazilian national oil company Petrobras.Working under contract to Brazilian offshore consulting company Cepemais, Ocean Infinity will go to work in the the Campos, Espirito Santo and Santos basins offshore Brazil, mapping an area of 5,000km2 and inspecting 12,000km of pipelines. Work will commence in mid-2019, and the contract duration is for three years.Ocean Infinity will operate a fleet of

Sistac  Diver ready for action. Photo Sistac

SISTAC: Brazil´s Homegrown Subsea Service Provider

and its own shipyard in Angra dos Reis on the South Coast (where its vessels were built). Sistac was founded in 1995, by Mr. Gonçalves, in the search for alternatives to improve IMR in the country. That same year, Sistac had already innovated in the market by making demonstrations of services to Petrobras using the Industrial Climbing technique, in addition to bringing the recently launched welding inspection technique by ACFM (Alternated Current Field Measurement).In 2005, the company innovated once again and pioneered in Brazil by performing submerged repairs for Petrobras, without interrupting

Murphy Oil Closes Gulf of Mexico JV

Murphy Oil Corporation announced  that it has closed its previously announced deal to form a Gulf of Mexico joint venture with Petrobras.The global independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company said in a press release that its wholly owned subsidiary, Murphy Exploration & Production Company - USA, has closed the previously announced strategic deep water Gulf of Mexico joint venture with Petrobras America (PAI), a subsidiary of Petrobras for net cash consideration of approximately $795 million.The transaction has an effective date of October 1, 2018, it added.Murphy’s

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