Petrobras Launches Tender for P-78 Subsea Works

(PetroNoticias) Petrobras officially launches today the tender for the EPCI of the subsea works of the Búzios 7 project, with the start of the period for sending proposals. The opening of the envelopes was scheduled for the 4th of August.

The FPSO Búzios 7 production development project, called P-78, will have a total of 13 wells, 6 producers (including 2 convertibles), 6 WAG (Water Alternating Gas) injectors and 1 gas injector. The platform vessel will also be connected to an export gas pipeline connected to Rota 3, in addition to being connected to the optical network.

In an overview, the winning bidder will act to anchor the P-78 and connect it to the 13 wells foreseen in the development project. The production and injection ducts that will connect the wells to the FPSO will be rigid in carbon steel, lined internally with CRA (Corrosion Resistant Alloy). The gas pipeline that will connect the platform to Rota-3 will also be built with rigid carbon steel pipelines, and will also be internally lined with CRA – which offers long-term corrosion resistance.

As a reminder, the FPSO P-78 – and its sister project P-79 – are still under contract. The destination of the works will be Asia, as has been the case in recent years. Petrobras has two proposals in hand to decide who will win the mega contract: Keppel Shipyard, from Singapore, in a consortium with the Korean Hyndai; and the other Korean giant Daewoo ShipBuilding, in partnership with the Italian company Saipem.

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