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Marine Turbines for Local FPSOs
Petrobras has started the tendering process for machinery for the 28 pre-salt FPSOs to be built in Brazil. Hopes are that such a large order will attract the limited number of marine turbine manufacturers to set shop in Brazil.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 12/17/2010 4:57:37 PM | with 0 comments


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Strategic Local FPSO Builders Chosen
With the intention of making a more efficient pre-salt FPSO production in Brazil, Petrobras had selected the Rio Grande Shipyard works and dry-dock to be their FPSO production center.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 11/15/2010 3:20:58 PM | with 0 comments


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Flexible Risers in Deepwater Production – Reliability Concerns
Flexible risers are being extensively used worldwide for deepwater O&G extraction, offering many advantages over rigid risers. However concerns still exist about the overall safety of the system, especially concerning failures leading to hydrocarbon leaks in the ocean environment.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 10/28/2010 10:29:16 AM | with 0 comments


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Rio Grande Naval Complex - Dedicated to Brazil´s Pre-salt
The launching of the Rio Grande Naval Complex completes another key project for pre-salt production, as the complex will house the hybrid pre-salt FPSO production line, which already has an order book for 8 units.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 10/21/2010 3:19:44 PM | with 0 comments


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FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis Beginning Production at the Tupi Field
The MODEC owned and operated FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis MV22 has been moored in 2,150 meters (7,053 ft) at its final operational location over the giant Tupi area in the Santos Basin. O&G production operations will begin in a few weeks after on-location tests.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 9/23/2010 8:28:03 PM | with 0 comments


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GE Oil & Gas Awarded $160 million Contract by Petrobras Neatherlands BV
GE O&G has been awarded a contract valued at $160 million to supply gas turbine and compressor equipment by Petrobras Neatherlands BV (PNBV).

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 7/23/2010 4:31:28 PM | with 0 comments


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Anchoring Flowlines, FPSOs and Rigs in Deepwater – The Torpedo Pile
Among the many challenges facing E&P in the Brazilian deepwater pre-salt plays, is that of anchoring the flowlines, platforms, FPSOs and even buoys to the seabed which can be over 2000 meters deep. Petrobras has developed a simple and efficient method of doing this through the Torpedo Pile.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 4/20/2010 1:09:16 PM | with 0 comments


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Wellstream the Leading Flexible Riser Manufacturer in Brazil
With headquarters in the UK, Wellstream has invested heavily in the Brazilian O&G market since 2007 and currently has an ongoing contract with Petrobras for around 700km of flexible pipes. They are the acknowledged leaders in flexible riser manufacture in Brazil.

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News by Claudio Paschoa on 2/4/2010 11:18:36 AM | with 0 comments


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