Global engineering group Wood Group Kenny has won two Brazilian contracts with Petrobras worth $2million.
The first deal covers a conceptual engineering study of two alternatives of pipeline heating systems for the Petrobras pre-salt Lapa field: water-heated pipe-in-pipe (WH-PiP) and electrically trace-heated pipe-in-pipe (ETH-PiP).
Wood Group Kenny’s scope on the job includes the studies of flow assurance analysis, mechanical and installation design, thermo-mechanical analysis, material selection, and technological gap evaluation. Cost assessment and an installation capabilities survey will also be conducted within the scope of the study, the company said in a statement.
The second contract will focus on engineering support to provide conceptual, basic and detailed design deliverables to Petrobras’ subsea engineering group. In addition, Wood Group Kenny will be responsible for a set of engineering studies to be carried out within the contract period, focusing on optimizing riser, pipeline and equipment engineering design.
“Wood Group Kenny has already worked with Petrobras on several projects and the award of these two contracts recognises the strength of the relationship with a principal client in the area,” said Hugues Corrignan, director of Wood Group Kenny do Brasil.
“We are particularly pleased to be selected to support Petrobras in these challenging projects and have the opportunity to positively contribute to the introduction of innovative technologies in the Brazilian environment.”
The Lapa Field is located in 2,140 metres of water, around273 kilometres off the south coast of Rio de Janeiro within Block BM-S-9, and holds an estimated 459million barrels of oil equivalent.