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Petrobras Barracuda Caratinga

Petrobras Barracuda Caratinga

Brazil

Landmark: FMC Technologies’ first use of latest generation subsea swivel joints incorporated to pipe end terminations.

The Barracuda field was discovered in 1989 in water depths ranging from 1,980 to 3,300 ft (600 to 1,100 m) in the Campos Basin. It is 57 miles (95 km) from the coast. The development of the field has been conducted through one pilot and one full-scale project. The pilot project is comprised of eight production wells tied in individually to the FPSO P-34, which started producing in 1997. The full-scale project goes onstream in 2004. All production and some of the injection wells will be piggyback connected, and wells will be individually tied in to P-43.

The Caratinga field was discovered in 1994 in water depths ranging from 2,850 to 4,455 ft (850 to 1,350 m) in the Campos Basin. It is 60 miles (100 km) from the coast. The development of the field has been conducted through one pilot and one full-scale project.

The pilot project is composed of three production wells tied in individually to P-34, which started producing in 1997. It was concluded in 2003 when the P-34 was removed from its location and the wells were connected to the FPSO of the full-scale project. The full-scale project of this field goes onstream in 2004. All production and some of the injections wells will be piggyback connected, and wells will be individually tied to the P-48 platform.

  • Contract Award: 1993-2000
  • Sales: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fabrication: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Service Base: Macaé, Brazil
  • Host Type: FPSO
  • Contract Type: EPC