Roxar to supply subsea system for Cascade Chinook

Petrobras America has awarded a contract to Roxar for the provision of integrated reservoir sensors and multiphase measurement systems for the Cascade Chinook project in the Gulf of Mexico, the company announced at Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) on Tuesday, Aug. 26. The deal is worth NOK 19.5 million ($4 million).

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STAVANGER, Norway -- Petrobras America has awarded a contract to Roxar for the provision of integrated reservoir sensors and multiphase measurement systems for the Cascade Chinook project in the Gulf of Mexico, the company announced at Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) on Tuesday, Aug. 26. The deal is worth NOK 19.5 million ($4 million).

The multiphase meter is designed for continuous online monitoring of the flow rates of oil, water, and gas in subsea well streams. Roxar also will install a number of SenCorr SEPT combined sand erosion and pressure & temperature sensor systems, designed to operate in conditions up to 15,000 psi.

The wells on Cascade Chinook will be drilled in up to 2,650 m (8,694 ft) of water to 8,230 m (27,001 ft) TD.

At such depths with high pressure and flow rates, Roxar's solutions will provide Petrobras with critical, real-time information on the wells' capabilities during production, according to Roxar. Information will include water saturation and possible breakthrough, gas coning, permeability and flow characteristics, sand erosion, and pressure and temperature information, the company says.

"We look forward to helping Petrobras move to Phase 2, reducing uncertainties in the reservoir, and maximizing reservoir production and increase production regularity," says Gunnar Hviding, Roxar's CEO.

Roxar's subsea multiphase meter also comes with a subsea retrievable canister, which houses the meter's electronics and flow computing modules. Benefits to Petrobras America include low- and cost-effective maintenance with limited subsea intervention requirements, high flow measurement availability, easy installation, and a simplified subsea structure design, according to Roxar.

08/26/2008

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