Offshore/subsea systems

Petrobras Taps Baker Hughes for Campos Basin Subsea Work

The contractor will supply subsea equipment for the Brazilian state oil company’s Marlim, Voador field revitalization project.

The scope of the contract includes subsea equipment destined for the Marlim field.

Baker Hughes has been awarded a contract to supply subsea production and injection manifolds, subsea control modules, subsea connection systems, and associated services to Petrobras as part of the Marlim and Voador field revitalization plan in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.

The contractor will supply up to five subsea production and injection manifold systems, which benefit from a compact design for installation from smaller vessels and include integrated hydraulic connection systems and retrievable choke modules. The manifold systems will also include Baker Hughes’ field-proven vertical mechanical clamp connection system which can increase installation efficiencies.

In addition to the manifold systems, Baker Hughes will provide 32 modular, structured, subsea control modules—called Modpods—which are powered by the company’s SemStar5 technology, manufactured in the company’s Nailsea facility in Bristol, UK. SemStar5 is Baker Hughes’ fifth-generation subsea electronics module for control systems.

The contract includes several technologies from Baker Hughes’ Subsea Connect portfolio and to help drive efficiencies and improve execution.

“This order is an important example of how Subsea Connect is bringing structured technology to improve execution certainty,” said Neil Saunders, executive vice president of oilfield equipment at Baker Hughes. “We are able to deliver world-class subsea solutions with a breadth of expertise and skills to bring flexibility, scalability, and versatility to complex projects.”

The manifold systems will be fabricated, tested, and assembled in Baker Hughes’ Centre of Excellence facility in Jandira, Brazil.