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Subsea 7 nets Petrobras contract offshore Brazil

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27 May 2022

Subsea 7 has  announced the award of a major (over USD 750 million) contract by Petrobras for the development of the Bzios 8 field located approximately 180 kilometres off the coast of Rio de Janeiro at 2,000 metres water depth in the pre-salt Santos basin.

The contract scope includes engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning (EPCI) of approximately 126 kilometres of rigid risers and flowlines, 98 kilometres of flexible lines and 88 kilometres of umbilicals and associated infrastructure, as well as installation of FPSO mooring lines and hook-up.

Project management and engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7s offices in Rio de Janeiro and Paris. Fabrication of the pipelines will take place at Subsea 7s spoolbase at Ubu, Brazil and offshore operations are scheduled to be executed in 2024 and 2025 using one of Subsea 7s fleet of rigid-reeled pipelay vessels.

Daniel Hiller, Vice-President Brazil said: "We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by Petrobras and we look forward to reinforcing our strong, collaborative relationship as we deliver Bzios 8.