Danish offshore vessel operator Maersk Provide Service has awarded Dutch geodata specialist Fugro a subsea survey and positioning contract to help the set up of an anchoring system for the Sepetiba FPSO in Petrobras deepwater Mero 2 challenge, offshore Brazil.
Fugro stated Thursday that the operations had been scheduled to start in Q1 2022 and final about 4 months.
For the challenge, Fugro plans to make use of its QuickVision augmented actuality digicam, a touchless, vision-based method confirmed in Petrobras’ Mero 1 deepwater challenge in 2021.
“QuickVision is a part of Fugro’s technique to make offshore operations safer, extra environment friendly and extra sustainable. Built-in with Fugro’s Starfix navigation suite, the digicam system eliminates the necessity for employees to mount sensors on subsea property, which in flip reduces offshore personnel wants, vessel time and carbon emissions,” Fugro stated.
For the Mero 2 challenge, Fugro will use the know-how to assist information the set up of 24 subsea torpedo piles and mooring traces, in addition to to help real-time positioning for added subsea set up and development actions.
John Chatten, Enterprise Improvement Supervisor for Fugro’s marine operations in Brazil acknowledged, “We’re delighted to be working with Maersk Provide Service on their Mero 2 challenge for Petrobras following the profitable deployment of our QuickVision know-how on the Mero 1 challenge. It’s Fugro’s aim to be the associate of alternative for subsea companies, delivering modern options for complicated set up and development tasks that contribute to the accountable growth of Brazil’s power property.”
Mero 1 and Mero 2 tasks are a part of the Mero subject underneath Libra Consortium accountability, by which Petrobras is the operator (40 %) with the next companions: Shell Brasil (20 %), TotalEnergies (20 %), CNODC (10 %) and CNOOC Restricted (10 %), along with state-owned firm Pré-sal Petróleo S.A. – PPSA – because the supervisor of the manufacturing sharing contract.
The Sepetiba FPSO, to be delivered by SBM Offshore, could have a processing capability of as much as 180,000 barrels of oil per day, a water injection capability of 250,000 barrels per day, an related fuel therapy capability of 12 million commonplace cubic meters per day, and a minimal storage capability of 1.4 million barrels of crude oil. The FPSO might be unfold moored in roughly 2,000 meters water depth.
The unit might be constructed underneath SBM’s Fast4Ward program, which includes a newbuild, multi-purpose hull mixed with a number of standardized topsides modules, and is anticipated to be delivered in 2022.