FMC Technologies to Supply Subsea Systems for Shell's BC-10

FMC Technologies said that it has signed a contract with Shell Group Companies to supply subsea completion and processing systems for the BC-10 project, offshore Brazil.

The scope of supply for this phase includes 10 subsea trees rated for 10,000 psi, four subsea manifolds, six subsea boosting and separation systems and related subsea equipment. The subsea system will be engineered and manufactured at FMC Technologies' facility in Rio de Janeiro and will utilize FMC's globally managed product standards, supporting supply networks, and project management processes. Deliveries are slated for 2008. The BC-10 development will be the first full-field development based on subsea oil and gas separation and subsea pumping.

"We are pleased that Shell has chosen FMC Technologies to supply equipment and services for BC-10, and we are especially proud Shell has selected FMC to deliver the subsea processing technology for this major project," said Peter D. Kinnear, President, FMC Technologies. "We have a long standing alliance with Shell in the Gulf of Mexico. We look forward to supporting them further as they expand development offshore Brazil."

The BC-10 block is located 120 km southeast of the coastal city of Vitoria, in the state of Espirito Santo in water depths ranging from 1,500 to 2,000 meters.

With two facilities in Rio de Janeiro and one service base in Macae, FMC Technologies' capabilities in Brazil include local engineering, project management, manufacturing, integration testing, installation and customer support.

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