Nexans to supply Tambau, Urugua control umbilicals

Petrobras has awarded Nexans a $48-million contract to develop, manufacture, and supply the electro-hydraulic control umbilicals for the Tambau and Urugua fields in the Santos basin.

Offshore staff

PARIS -- Petrobras has awarded Nexans a $48-million contract to develop, manufacture, and supply the electro-hydraulic control umbilicals for the Tambau and Urugua fields in the Santos basin.

The umbilicals will connect the FPSO Cidade de Santos MV20, serving the Tambau and Urugua gas and oil fields, to the subsea manifolds, and then connect the manifolds to the production wells. Nexans’ specialist umbilical facility in Halden, Norway, will produce over 65 km (40 mi) of umbilicals, in 16 lengths, to be installed in water depth reaching 1,500 m (4,921 ft). The umbilicals will weigh 2,400 metric tons (2,646 tons). The umbilicals are being manufactured on a fast-track basis to ensure delivery for 1Q 2010.

The Tambau field is estimated to hold gas reserves of 1.8 tcf, while Urugua holds 250 MMbbl of oil and 1.3 tcf of gas.

07/27/2009

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