Petrobras orders flexible pipe for five projects

June 30, 2021
Combined contracts include 370 km (230 mi) of flexible pipe for the Marlim 2, Itapu, Sapinhoá, Tupi, and Búzios 5 fields offshore Brazil.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON and RIO DE JANEIROPetrobras has awarded Baker Hughes two flexible pipe contracts.

The first contract covers up to 96 km (60 mi) of flexible pipe for the Sapinhoá and Tupi fields. The second contract covers up to 226 km (140 mi) of flexible pipe for the Marlim 2 and Itapu fields.

Earlier this year, the company won two flexible pipe contracts for the Búzios field.

During the first half of 2021, Petrobras has contracted Baker Hughes to provide up to 370 km (230 mi) of flexible pipe for its subsea projects. This is larger than the volume of flexible pipe awarded by Petrobras to company in 2019 and 2020 combined.

The flexible pipes will be used for a mix of production lines, gas injection flowlines, water injection lines, and services lines. Its flexible pipe solutions are designed to ensure reliable connections and optimal flow under high pressures and in extreme temperatures and corrosive conditions.

In May 2021, Petrobras ordered subsea oilfield equipment for the revitalization of the Marlim and Voador fields in the Campos basin. The contract includes several key interconnected technologies from Baker Hughes’ Subsea Connect family of Aptara products, including subsea production and injection manifold systems.

Petrobras also recently awarded the company a wellhead contract for Mero 4.