Aker Secures Oil Separation Contract in Brazil



Aker Solutions received a contract to design, build and supply heavy oil separation equipment for the OSX-1 FPSO for use on the Waimea field offshore Brazil. The new equipment will be supplied to convert the current light oil process system to heavy oil production. Delivery is planned for April 2011. The FPSO conversion project, being handled by BW Offshore in Singapore on behalf of OSX, is scheduled for May 2011. Located offshore Brazil in 427 feet (130 meters) of water, the Waimea field is situated in the BM-C-41 Block, which is wholly owned and operated by OGX.

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