Case study

Mexilhào gas field

Oil and gas offshore platform
  • LOCATION
    Brazil
  • PARTNERSHIP
    Petrobras
  • MARKET
    Oil and Gas - Upstream subsea

Project description :

  • Petrobras (Petróleo Brasileiro SA) project: Mexilhão gas field in the Santos Basin off the coast of the state of São Paulo

 

Customer challenges :

A particularly challenging project …

  • due to high temperatures (+130°C at the well heads)
  • due to high water pressure (10,000 psi)

… which require very thick steel tube walls

Nexans' solutions:

  • Two different umbilical designs to connect the fixed platform to the subsea manifold and the manifold to the individual well heads
  • Total length of umbilicals: around 59 km
  • These umbilicals will be used to provide electronic control of systems on the seabed and hydraulic and chemical liquid injection
  • Manufacturing to be done at Nexans plant in Halden, Norway 
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