Technip Awarded Ultra Deepwater Contacts For Flexible Pipe

February 2014, Vol. 241 No. 2

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

The contracts cover about 100-km of flexible pipes for oil production, gas lift and gas injection, and include 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 developed by Technip’s R&D team in its Flexi France plant in Le Trait, France. Production is scheduled to start in Q1 2014.