TechnipFMC’s Deep Blue vessel embarks on Peregrino job

TechnipFMC’s flagship deepwater pipelay and construction vessel Deep Blue is embarking on a major subsea project laying pipeline on the Peregrino Phase 2 Project in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.

The Deep Blue vessel
The Deep Blue vessel. Source: TechnipFMC

TechnipFMC was awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract by Equinor, then Statoil, for the Peregrino Phase II Project back in September 2017. The contract was for the execution of the subsea pipeline connection for the new production platform in Peregrino Phase II Project.

The Peregrino oil field is located in licences BM-C-7 and BM-C-47, approximately 85km offshore Brazil, in the Campos basin, in water depths of 100m. The field is Equinor’s largest international operation outside Norway, and Phase II involves the addition of a third fixed wellhead platform to the field, extending its main productive life and adding 273 million in recoverable reserves.

The Peregrino field consists of two fixed wellhead platforms and a floating production storage and offloading unit. A third fixed wellhead platform is now being added to the field.

TechnipFMC said on Tuesday said that the Deep Blue would install rigid and flexible pipelines as well as PLET structures in water depths of 100 meters about 85 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

The Deep Blue will participate in an installation phase that will take place across two campaigns. Mobilizations for these will be carried out at the Evanton Spoolbase in North Scotland. Another vessel from TechnipFMC’s fleet will also take part in the project at a later date.

As a deepwater pipelay and subsea construction vessel, the Deep Blue uses the reel-lay and J-lay pipelay methods to install all types of risers and flowlines and can lay umbilicals and flexibles from below-deck carousels.

According to the latest AIS data, the Deep Blue is currently anchored off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

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