Brazil, Campos Basin
Landmark: World's first system for deepwater subsea separation of heavy oil and water that includes reinjection of water to boost production in a mature field development
FMC’s scope of supply consists of a subsea separation and pumping system. The subsea separation module will separate heavy oil, gas, sand and water at a water depth of 2,950 feet (900 meters). The system will apply FMC’s separation and sand management technologies, utilizing a novel pipe separator design, licensed and developed in cooperation with StatoilHydro. The separation system also includes cyclone modules that will perform water treatment before reinjecting the water back into the reservoir.
The system will be jointly engineered between FMC’s operations in Brazil, Norway and the Netherlands. Final manufacturing and integration activities will be performed at the company’s Rio de Janeiro facility, with deliveries projected to begin in 2011.