Petrobras, the state-owned Brazilian multinational energy company, has awarded Baker Hughes two flexible pipe contracts for subsea projects. The amount is larger than the volume of flexible pipe awarded by Petrobras to Baker Hughes in 2019 and 2020 combined.
Baker Hughes flexible pipes will be used for a mix of production lines, gas injection flowlines, water injection lines, and services lines for pre- and post-salt subsea developments in Brazil. The company’s flexible pipe solutions are designed to ensure reliable connections and optimal flow under high pressures and in extreme temperatures and corrosive conditions.
“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 contract includes several key interconnected technologies from Baker Hughes’ Subsea Connect family of Aptara™ products, including subsea production and injection manifold systems. Petrobras also recently awarded the company a wellhead contract for Mero 4, the largest pre-salt field in Brazil.
“These back to back contract wins reflect our strong capabilities and the relationship we have developed with Petrobras as a trusted partner,” said Adyr Tourinho, vice president of Brazil and Oilfield Equipment for Latin America at Baker Hughes. “Whether it’s subsea wellheads, flow lines, or manifolds, our track record and expertise in the region translates into reliability, adaptability and efficiency for our customers.”
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