Schlumberger has announced the award to Subsea Integration Alliance of a major contract by Equinor on its Bacalhau project off Brazil. The scope of the contract covers the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of subsea production systems (SPS) and subsea pipelines (SURF).
The development will include 19 shafts along with associated subsea equipment, including subsea wellheads, subsea controls and connection systems, and a full reconditioning riser. SURF scope includes rigid risers, flowlines and umbilicals.
The Subsea Integration Alliance team formed during the initial technical design phase of the front-end, awarded in January 2020, will now move on to the full EPCI phase. Project management and detailed engineering will take place in Rio de Janeiro. Offshore activities will begin in 2022 using the coiled, flexible and lightweight construction vessels of Subsea 7.
“This award reflects our commitment to improving the performance of Equinor’s Bacalhau field through an open collaborative approach, with the integration and application of innovative subsea technology solutions leveraging Schlumberger’s expertise in high pressure and deep water, ”said Donnie Ross, President, Production Systems, Schlumberger. “At the same time, it will have a positive impact on the regional economy through the creation of value in the country.”
“We have worked closely with Equinor since the FEED Award in 2020,” said Stuart Fitzgerald, CEO of Subsea Integration Alliance LLC. “Now in the EPCI phase, we will help Equinor maximize the potential of the Bacalhau field through the Subsea Integration Alliance’s leading portfolio of technologies and services, and a ‘one team’ approach to project delivery.
The Bacalhau field is located 185 km from the coast of the municipality of Ilhabela, in the state of São Paulo, at a water depth of 2050 m. Bacalhau is the first integrated SPS and SURF project in Brazil.
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