SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy – Petrobras has contracted Saipem to install a rigid riser-based subsea system for the latest phase of the Búzios field development in the presalt Santos basin offshore Brazil.
Water depths range from 1,537-2,190 m (5,042-7,195 ft).
The Búzios-5 production system will involve connection of 15 wells to the FPSO in two phases. Under an EPCI contract, Saipem will supply and install the steel lazy wave risers and associated flowlines between all the wells and the FPSO.
Its scope of work will include five production and five injection risers and flowlines, with a total length of 59 km (36.7 mi); a 16-km (9.9-mi) long gas export line to be connected to an existing pipeline; 11 rigid jumpers; and 21 foundation subsea structures (risers and pipeline end terminations).
Saipem will deploy its FDS construction vessel for all the subsea activities.