Fossil energy – Brazil
Saipem has been awarded by Petrobras a new SURF EPCI contract for the installation of a rigid riser-based subsea system for the Búzios 7 project.
The Italian company is to serve the pre-salt field located about 200 km offshore the state of Rio de Janeiro, in water depths of around 2,000 meters.
The project includes the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of the Steel Lazy Wave Risers (SLWR) and associated flowlines interconnecting 15 subsea wells to the FPSO together with the related service lines and control umbilicals.
Furthermore, Saipem will also be responsible for the provision and installation of the FPSO anchors and for the hook up of the FPSO at the field.
Saipem will use its FDS, its state-of-the-art field development ship, for the installation of the SLWRs.
In July 2020 Saipem had already been awarded a contract by Petrobras for the Buzios 5 project for the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of the Steel Lazy Wave Risers (SLWR) and associated flowlines between all wells and the FPSO.