Wood Group Kenny wins two contracts with Petrobras in Brazil
HOUSTON, Aug, 26, 2014
HOUSTON, Aug, 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Wood Group Kenny (WGK) has won two
contracts with a total value of over $2 million with Brazilian operator
In the first, Wood Group Kenny has begun 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). The project aims to provide Petrobras and its
partners, BG and Repsol Sinopec, with the basis to evaluate the technical
feasibility of the south west area tieback on the field and determining the
most cost-effective technology. The application of active heating pipeline
technology would be a first in a pre-salt environment.
Wood Group Kenny's scope on this contract 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.
Wood Group Kenny is supporting Petrobras and its partners from their offices
in Rio de Janeiro, Houston and London, to address the multidisciplinary scope
on the pre-salt Lapa Field.
The second contract will focus on engineering support to provide conceptual,
basic and detailed design deliverables to their 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.
Leveraging on its global expertise in subsea and pipeline engineering, Wood
Group Kenny will focus on optimizing riser, pipeline and equipment engineering
design, with the objective of increasing the competitiveness of the rigid
solution for Petrobras' subsea development.
Hugues Corrignan, director of Wood Group Kenny do Brasil said, "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.
"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 7,021 feet (2,140 metres) of water, roughly 170
miles (273 kilometres) off the south coast of Rio de Janeiro within Block
BM-S-9. In December 2013, Petrobras submitted a Declaration of Commerciality
(DoC) to Brazil's ANP for the pre-salt Carioca field in block BM-S-9 (renamed
Lapa). The DoC proposes that Lapa holds recoverable volumes of 459 MMboe.
Notes to editors
Wood Group is an international energy services company with around $7bn sales,
employing about 40,000 people worldwide and operating in more than 50
countries. The Group is built on our Core Values and has three businesses –
Wood Group PSN, Wood Group Kenny and Wood Group Mustang – providing a range of
engineering, production support, and maintenance management services to the
oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide. www.woodgroup.com
Wood Group Kenny is the world's largest independent specialist subsea,
pipeline and riser engineering and management contractor employing more than
2,900 people worldwide, part of international energy services company, Wood
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