Saipem to install Lula presalt pipelines, risers offshore Brazil

Offshore staff

SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy – Petrobras has contracted Saipem for construction of subsea facilities for the Lula Norte, Lula Sul, and Lula Extremo Sul project offshore Brazil.

The location is in the Santos basin presalt region, around 300 km (186 mi) from the coasts of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo states.

Saipem will engineer, procure, fabricate, and install three offshore pipelines, associated pipeline end terminations, and free standing hybrid risers for the gas export systems to be installed in the Lula field in water depths of up to 2,200 m (7,218 ft).

The Saipem FDS2 will perform most of the offshore within the first half of 2016.

Saipem’s yard under development in Guarujá will fabricate the risers and subsea equipment. The Saipem FDS2 vessel will handle most of the offshore installations during the first half of 2016.


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