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January 6, 2014

Two Offshore Brazil Deep Water Pipe Contracts for Technip

FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis: Photo courtesy of Petrobras

FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis: Photo courtesy of Petrobras

Technip has been awarded two ultra-deep water contracts by Petrobras for the supply of flexible pipes for the Sapinhoá Norte field and I5 at Lula field (former Tupi field), located in the Santos Basin pre-salt area (Brazil), at a water depth of up to 2,500 meters.

The combination of both contracts covers the supply of approximately 100 kilometers of flexible pipes for oil production, gas lift, and gas injection. It also includes related equipment for the pre-salt area, to be installed on the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units, Cidade de Angra dos Reis and Cidade de Ilhabela.

The gas injection top risers are designed for high internal pressure, using the Teta profile (wire with a specific, patented, T-shape used in flexible pipe to resist the radial effect of the internal pressure) developed by Technip’s R&D team in its Flexi France plant in Le Trait (France).

The gas injection top riser, together with the majority of the scope above, will be manufactured in Flexibras Açu, Technip’s new flexible pipe manufacturing plant in Brazil, starting production in the first quarter of 2014.The remaining scope will be manufactured in Flexibras Vitória. Technip’s operating center in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) will perform the engineering and project management.

Technip says it is a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry.
 From the deepest subsea oil & gas developments to the largest and most complex offshore and onshore infrastructures they offer services in  project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry.


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