HOUSTON – Subsea 7 has commissioned Tenaris to supply pipes and coating services for the Bacalhau oil field development in the presalt Santos basin offshore Brazil.
The company will provide 75 km (47 mi) of seamless pipes for risers and flowlines that will be manufactured at Dalmine, Tenaris’ pipe mill in Italy. After production, the tubes will be mechanically lined with CRA material, which is engineered to improve corrosion resistance.
The agreement also includes anticorrosive and thermal insulation coating for 151 km (94 mi) of pipes to be performed at Confab, the company’s production facility in Pindamonhangaba. A 3LPP anticorrosive coating will be applied to 81 km (50 mi), while 5LPP syntactic thermal insulation will be applied to 70 km (43 mi).
Discovered in 2012, the Equinor-operated Bacalhau field is 185 km (115 mi) from the coast of the State of São Paulo in water depths of around 2,050 m (6,726 ft).