November 2011, Vol. 238 No. 11


Brazils Longest And Deepest Rigid Subsea Pipeline Begins Operation

The Consortium operating Block BM-S-11, formed by Petrobras (65% – operator) in partnership with BG Group (25%) and Petrogal Brasil S.A. – Galp Energia (10%), has opened up the Lula-Mexilhão gas pipeline. The system connects the Lula field to the Mexilhão platform, located in shallow Santos Basin waters. With a capacity to take up to 10 million cubic meters of gas per day, the pipeline will transport gas produced in the Pre-Salt Cluster. Lula-Mexilhão is an unprecedented milestone for Brazilian engineering. Extending over 216-km, 18 inches in diameter and operating at a pressure of 250 bar, it is the deepest and longest undersea pipeline ever l

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