Subsea 7 wins contract in BrazilNews // June 24, 2002
The two fields, which are operated by Enterprise Oil Operations Limited, are located adjacent to each other in offshore Brazil's Campos Basin, approximately 174 miles from Rio de Janeiro, in water depths ranging from 1,575ft to 2,890ft.
The contract comprises subsea installation of the fields' development including FPSO (Floating Production Storage & Offloading unit) installation. The subsea part of Bijupira field will comprise two production manifolds, one water injection manifold, one gas lift PLET (Pipeline End Termination) and one UTA (Umbilical Termination Assembly), eight inch production flowlines, a seven inch water injection line and a five inch gas lift line between location and the FPSO, all 18 km in total approximate length and associated jumpers.
The Salema subsea development will consist of one production manifold, one water injection manifold and one UTA, six inch production flowlines, a four and half inch water injection line and a four inch gas lift line between the location and FPSO, all13 km in total approximate length and associated jumpers. From each location, there will be a control umbilical from the FPS0 with a separate umbilical to an SSIV on an existing gas export line. All pipelines and risers will be flexible.
The contract will be managed and operated from Subsea 7's base facility in Rio de Janeiro by the locally based team with support from the group's international resources and Brazilian content for the overall installation project will be substantial. Subsea 7 assets that will be used to carry out the work will be the flexible lay vessels, Toisa Perseus and the K3000 or Lochnagar. Vessel activity will commence in November.