Cameron to supply gas processing equipment for Lula FPSOs
HOUSTON -- Cameron has announced the award of gas processing packages from SBM Offshore for FPSOs, which are destined for Lula field pre-salt area offshore Brazil.
The FPSOs, the Cidade de Maricá and Cidade de Saquarema, are being built by SBM and will be replicas of the Cidade de Ilhabela FPSO project currently underway in Brazil, where Cameron is providing gas dehydration and CO2 removal packages to SBM.
The Cameron packages for the new contract will be primarily used for gas dehydration and acid gas removal before routing the gas to reinjection compressors. These packages will process about 5.7 MMcfd of natural gas.
Cameron´s gas dehydration packages are molecular sieve-based units which dehydrate natural gas streams to extremely low levels and can process gas to much lower dew points than glycol dehydration systems. They are designed to be effective over a wide range of operating conditions and are fully automated for ease of operation and maintenance.
Cameron's CYNARA membranes process a wide range of feed streams containing from 5 to 91 mol% CO2. This technology provides bulk separation of CO2 and H2S for gas streams with both a varying production rate and varying inlet CO2 content. Critical membrane pre-treatment and control capabilities, together with Cameron's engineering expertise, have proven this technology to be a leader in CO2 removal membrane technology for onshore and offshore production. Providing more than 99% uptime, CYNARA membranes can withstand hydrocarbon liquids produced during the separation without compromising the performance.
“The new award represents SBM´s continued confidence with Cameron when meeting the challenges of local content, supply chain and schedule in executing projects in Brazil,” said Owen Serjeant, president of Cameron’s Process and Compression Systems business segment.