Baker Hughes nets major contracts from Petrobras for five offshore fields

Baker Hughes has secured two contracts by Petrobras to provide 322 kilometers of flexible pipes across five fields offshore Brazil.

The first contract covers up to 96 kilometers of flexible pipe for the Sapinhoá and Tupi fields, while the second covers up to 226 kilometers of flexible pipe for the Marlim 2 and Itapu fields.

Baker Hughes’ flexible pipes will be used for a mix of production lines, gas injection flowlines, water injection lines, and services lines for the pre- and post-salt subsea developments.

Including two flexible pipe contracts for the Buzios field in the first quarter of this year, Petrobras has contracted Baker Hughes during the first half of 2021 to provide up to 370 kilometers of flexible pipe for its subsea projects.

This is said to be larger than the volume of flexible pipe awarded by Petrobras to Baker Hughes in 2019 and 2020 combined.

“Our extensive deployment track record across the region, coupled with our in-depth experience in pipe design, manufacturing, and installation allows us to provide Petrobras with flexible pipe technology to increase the performance, reliability and economics of its most challenging subsea field developments,” said Domenico Di Giambattista, vice president of flexible pipe systems for oilfield equipment at Baker Hughes.

The announcement follows Baker Hughes’ contract with Petrobras from May for subsea oilfield equipment to support the revitalization of the Marlim and Voador fields in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.

Petrobras also recently awarded Baker Hughes with a wellhead contract for Mero 4, the largest pre-salt field in Brazil.

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