Aker Solutions to supply subsea boosting systems to Petrobras
Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Petrobras to supply eight subsea boosting systems (Mobo) and one ESDV (emergency valve) for the Jubarte field, located in the north of Campos Basin offshore Brazil. Contract value is approximately $37 million.
This contract follows a similar job for eight subsea boosting systems which was awarded to Aker Solutions in May 2007. Compared to the previous project, improvements have been made in the project scope to optimise oil production, such as changes in flow lines to reduce pressure loss. Additionally, pressure in the pump has increased from 3600 to 5000 PSI. There will also be changes on valves, pipes and structures, besides the inclusion of nine new tools to support the installation.
The equipment will be manufactured in Curitiba, Aker Solutions' headquarters in Brazil.
In September 2009, Aker Solutions successfully completed the installation of the first Mobo manufactured in Brazil. The pump was installed at 1590 meters deep in Golfinho field.