Baker Hughes adds 'world's largest deepwater field' to its 2025 task list

Baker Hughes adds large Brazilian deepwater oil field to its 2025 task list

Baker Hughes has secured a contract with Brazilian state-owned oil and gas giant Petrobras for integrated well construction services for a large deepwater field, located in Brazil’s pre-salt Santos Basin.

The integrated services project is set to start in the first half of 2025 and will include drilling services, drill bits, wireline, cementing, wellbore clean up, fishing, remedial tools, fluids, services and geosciences for the Buzios field.

Baker Hughes will provide these services across three rigs over the course of the “major” multi-year contract.

“Baker Hughes is proud to contribute to this significant project and expand our long-standing relationship with Petrobras, establishing ourselves as a major provider of integrated solutions in Brazil,” said Maria Claudia Borras, Executive Vice President, Oilfield Services and Equipment at Baker Hughes.

“This agreement further highlights our broad capabilities in well construction, as well as our continued commitment to deliver excellence and value for customers.”

Baker Hughes provided advanced technology and equipment during the first phase of field development in Buzios field. In addition to providing drilling, completions and wireline services, the company supplied WAG manifolds and more than 240 kilometers of flexible pipes, including production lines, gas lift, water injection, and gas injection flexible pipes for use in 2,000-meter water depth. 

The company also supplied turbomachinery for 10 of the 11 FPSOs, including turbogenerators, motocompressors and turbocompressors plus condition monitoring, detection and fault protection on critical machines.

The current development concept for the Búzios deepwater field encompasses 11 platforms. At the moment, six units are under construction, including the FPSO Almirante Tamandaré, P-78, P-79, P-80, P-82, and P-83. Petrobras is the operator of the field, with an 88.99% stake with CNOOC (7.34%) and CNODC (3.67%) as partners.