McDermott Completes Phase 1 of QGEP Atlanta EPS
The Atlanta EPS project is the first engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) lump sum project by the McDermott team in Brazil. “Our outstanding performance on this project demonstrates a strong track record in the region and positions our company for future opportunities. We look forward to the opportunity to perform additional scope of work for the future phases of the Atlanta field for QGEP,” said Paulo Veronesi, McDermott Brazil Country Manager.
McDermott’s load out base was located at Porto do Açu, approximately 155 miles (250 kilometers) north of Rio de Janeiro. The McDermott Atlanta project team developed the appropriate base lay-out and facilities, which was fully equipped with the required loading equipment and offices.
McDermott used two vessels to execute the offshore scope. McDermott’s North Ocean 102 performed the umbilical installation scope while the Skandi Niteroi, a third party vessel, performed the flexible installation.
“The load out of the flexibles and umbilicals was completed successfully in accordance with the original plan based on the planned schedule,” said Francisco Quaresma, McDermott’s Project Manager for the Atlanta EPS project. “Although a challenging project, we overcame every obstacle to deliver the work successfully and safely. Because of our strong performance, QGEP awarded us additional scope for the load out and logistics support, which was a clear demonstration of QGEP´s confidence in our ability to deliver the work as planned.”
The production system of Atlanta field is located at the Santos Basin in Block BS-4 in a water depth of approximately 5,085 feet (1,550 meters). The EPS consists of a dedicated floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel with a single point mooring (SPM) turret that connects to three wells (2HP and 3H already drilled and 4HA to be drilled late 2018 or early 2019) and is equipped with horizontal Wet Christmas Trees (WCT) with individual vertical flowline connections.
Production from the EPS is estimated to reach 20,000 barrels a day with the commissioning of the first two wells and is expected to increase to 30,000 barrels a day with the commissioning of the third well.
QGEP holds a 30 percent interest and is the operator of Block BS-4 and is the only Brazilian operator in the Santos basin pre-salt exclusion zone. Other Atlanta partners include Dommo Energia (40%) and Barra Energia (30%).