Brazil Pre-Salt Contract Goes to TechnipFMC
Total E&P do Brasil Ltda. has awarded TechnipFMC a subsea project tied to the development of the Lapa pre-salt field in Brazil’s Santos Basin, TechnipFMC reported Tuesday.
Under the contract, TechnipFMC will supply flexible pipes for oil production, gas lift and gas injection as well as associated accessories, the company stated. In addition, it noted that the field will be connected to the Cidade de Caraguatatuba floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel already in operation.
Total operates the Lapa field and owns a 35-percent interest in the Lapa Field Consortium, which also includes Shell Brasil Petroleo Ltda. (30 percent), Repsol Sinopec Brasil S.A. (25 percent) and Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) (10 percent). Lapa began production in December 2016 via the 100,000-barrel per day (bpd) capacity FPSO. MODEC owns and operates the FPSO under a 20-year charter contract.
“We are honored to be selected to execute the Lapa pre-salt field project in Brazil,” Arnaud Pieton, president of TechnipFMC’s Subsea business, stated. “We look forward to collaborating with Total and the Lapa Field Consortium to further enhance the hydrocarbon potential of Brazil.”
Petrobras completed a transfer of 35 percent of the rights to Lapa – previously called the Carioca field and located in the BM-S-9A concession in 7,054 feet (2,150 meters) of water – as well as operatorship to Total in January 2018, according to a press release Total issued at the time. The transfer occurred in conjunction with a strategic alliance that Total and Petrobras had formed to combine deep-offshore expertise, Total has also stated.
TechnipFMC stated the value of the subsea contract ranges from $75 million to $250 million.
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