Field/project development

Baker Hughes Nets Fresh Flexible-Pipe Contracts From Petrobras

The contractor will supply over 300 km of flexible pipe between four field developments offshore Brazil.

Baker Hughes adds to its contract awards in Brazil. Earlier this year, it was selected to provide subsea equipment for the Marlim revitalization project.

Baker Hughes has been tapped by Petrobras to supply flexible pipe under two separate contracts covering four field developments off Brazil. The first contract covers up to 96 km of flexible pipe for the Sapinhoá and Tupi fields, and the second contract covers up to 226 km of flexible pipe for the Marlim 2 and Itapu fields.

Including two earlier flexible pipe contracts Petrobras awarded to Baker Hughes for the Buzios field, Petrobras has contracted Baker Hughes during the first half of 2021 to provide up to 370 km of flexible pipe for its subsea projects. This is larger than the amount of flexible pipe awarded by Petrobras to Baker Hughes in 2019 and 2020 combined.

“These back-to-back contract wins reflect our strong capabilities and the relationship we have developed with Petrobras as a trusted partner,” said Adyr Tourinho, vice president of Brazil and oilfield equipment for Latin America at Baker Hughes. “Whether it’s subsea wellheads, flowlines, or manifolds, our track record and expertise in the region translates into reliability, adaptability, and efficiency for our customers.”

Baker Hughes flexible pipes will be used for a mix of production lines, gas-injection flowlines, water-injection lines, and services lines for pre- and post-salt subsea developments in Brazil.

This latest award follows Baker Hughes’ contract award from Petrobras for subsea oilfield equipment to support the revitalization of the Marlim and Voador fields in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil. The contract includes several key interconnected technologies from Baker Hughes’ Subsea Connect family of Aptara products, including subsea production and injection manifold systems.

Petrobras also recently awarded the company a wellhead contract for Mero 4, the largest presalt field in Brazil.