AMEC to perform FPSO P-63 topsides engineering

QUIP has contracted AMEC to perform basic engineering services for the Petrobras-operated FPSO P-63’s topsides for the Papa Terra heavy oil field in the Campos basin, offshore Brazil.

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HOUSTON -- QUIP has contracted AMEC to perform basic engineering services for the Petrobras-operated FPSO P-63’s topsides for the Papa Terra heavy oil field in the Campos basin, offshore Brazil.

The FPSO will have 16 topsides modules with a total weight of over 14,000 metric tons (15,432 tons). The topsides facilities include three oil processing modules; one gas compression module; three electrical power generation modules; two water treating and injection modules; one electrical building module; three utilities modules; one flare system module; and two manifold modules. The company will also design a 200-m (656-ft) pipe rack to incorporate a material handling trolley.

The FPSO topsides facilities will process approximately 140,000 b/d of crude oil, 35 MMcf/d of gas, and 325,000 b/d of produced water. Facilities to inject approximately 340,000 b/d of seawater are also included.

AMEC's Houston offices will manage engineering for the project. QUIP's facility in Rio Grande, Brazil, will conduct fabrication and integration.

02/01/2010

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