Subsea 7 lands major contract offshore Brazil


Subsea engineering and construction group, Subsea 7 Inc, has snapped up a contract with Brazilian national Petrobras to working in the Santos Basin, worth $200m.

Oslo-listed Subsea 7 said the work would take place at the Tambau Urugua and P-56 developments in the deepwater Santos and Campos Basins offshore Brazil.

The Tambau Urugua scope of work is to engineer, install and commission two 12″ rigid steel, 14.5 km long client-supplied gas flowlines and associated subsea equipment.The P-56 scope is to engineer, procure, install and commission two 12″ rigid steel, 13 km long oil export pipelines, connecting the semi-submersible P-56 platform to the P-38 FPSO.

There is also one 10″ rigid steel 8.6 km gas export pipeline from P-56 platform to the semi-submersible P-51 platform.

The pipelines and pipeline end terminations will be supplied by Subsea 7.

The offshore pipeline installation campaign will take place during 2010 and will be carried out by one of Subsea 7’s pipeline installation vessels.

All engineering and project management work will be conducted at Subsea 7’s offices, in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the fabrication of the rigid pipeline will be carried out at Subsea 7’s pipeline fabrication spoolbase at Ubu, Brazil.

The Tambau Urugua field, is located in Santos Basin about 130km southeast off the Rio de Janeiro State coast, in water depths of 1,300m.

The P-56 development is located in Campos Basin 320km east off the Rio de Janeiro State coast in water depths of 1,670m.


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