PGN advances Gaviao Branco development project

Fluor Corp., Construcap CCPS Engenharia e Comercio SA (Construcap), and their 50-50 Brazilian joint venture CFPS Engenharia e Projetos SA (CFPS) have completed work on Parnaiba Gas Natural’s (PGN) onshore project to enable development of Gaviao Branco natural gas field in Maranhao, Brazil.

The consortium, which handled engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and startup of an 8.5-million cu m/day gathering system and 70-km gas pipeline (OGJ, May 8, 2015), has turned the project over to PGN on time, bringing Gaviao Branco field into commercial operation, Fluor said.

Alongside enabling tie-in of Gaviao Branco Sudeste field later during first-quarter 2016, the completed gathering system also will provide the tie-in point for Gaviao Caboclo and Gaviao Branco Norte fields in the future, the service provider said.

With first gas extraction occurring in early February, Gaviao Branco field has an estimated 3.24 billion cu m of gas in place and will produce at a rate of 1.5 million cu m/day, PGN said.

Gas from the gathering and production station will travel via pipeline to a gas treatment unit in Santo Antonio dos Lopes, Maranhao, before moving to the Parnaiba Thermoelectric Complex operated by ENEVA.

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