Frames completes Petrobras FPSO work

Offshore staff

ALPHEN aan den RIGN, the Netherlands Frames has completed the flow control and safeguarding equipment for the Petrobras FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes MV29 and expects it to be delivered this month.

Modec Inc. subsidiary Modec Offshore Production Systems (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. awarded Frames a contract for supplying one subsea hydraulic power unit (HPU) package, 14 production well control racks, eight water injection well control racks, and accessory equipment for the FPSO.

The FPSO will be used to develop the Tartaruga Verde and Tartaruga Mestiça fields, located in the Campos basin offshore Brazil and will be capable of processing 150,000 b/d of oil. Frames flow control and safeguarding equipment is designed to provide hydraulic pressurized fluid for the actuators of hydraulic operated subsea valves.

Kor Paap, account manager for Subsea Hydraulics at Frames Flow Control & Safeguarding, said: “For this project, we have implemented, as far as practically possible, a standardized design approach based on a previous supplied project with Modec (for the FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV27) and implemented additional client and end-user requirements. This has resulted in lower capex.”

 Due to a new development program established to enhance project execution performance, Frames has managed to complete 95% of the engineering work for this project in three weeks’ time. This will ultimately lead to a shorter lead time for this HPU, the company said.


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