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    Technip awarded EPCI contract in Campos Basin

    Projects and Operations // October 21, 2005

    Petrobras has awarded Technip an EPCI contract valued around US$210 million for a subsea pipeline and a free standing hybrid riser (FSHR) for deep water oil export in the Campos Basin, offshore Rio de Janeiro.

    The contract includes the engineering, procurement, manufacturing, installation and pre-commissioning of the oil export system from semi-submersible platform P-52 to PRA-01, a shallow water collection platform, as well as a free standing hybrid riser in 1,800m of water.

    Installation of the 56km long thermally insulated 18in rigid line and the riser, to be carried out by Technip's deepwater pipelay vessel Deep Blue, is slated for the first quarter of 2007.

    The operations will be carried out using the J-Lay deployment method in water depths ranging from 100m to 1,800m.

    Technip's engineering center in Rio de Janeiro will be responsible for the overall project management with the technical support from Technip Offshore UK and Technip USA.

    The contract falls within the framework of Campos Basin Oil Outflow and Treatment Plan (PDET), which aims to increase oil flow capacity in Campos Basin by as much as 630,000 barrels per day.


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