Equinor awards Subsea Integration Alliance an exclusive contract on its Bacalhau field development located 185 kilometres from the coast of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The contract scope brings together field development planning, project delivery and total life cycle solutions under an extensive technology and services portfolio.
The project work scope covers the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of the subsea production systems (SPS) and subsea pipelines (SURF). The development will include 19 trees as well as associated subsea equipment including subsea wellheads, subsea controls and connection systems, and a full completion workover riser. The SURF scope comprises 140 kilometres of rigid risers and flowlines, and 40 kilometres of umbilicals in water depths of approximately 2050 metres.
The Subsea Integration Alliance team established during the initial front-end engineering design phase, awarded in January 2020, will now transition into the full EPCI phase. Project management and detailed engineering will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with support from Subsea 7’s Global Project Centre in the UK and France and various OneSubsea® offices. Offshore activities will take place from 2022 to 2023 using Subsea 7’s reel-lay, flex-lay and light construction vessels.
Stuart Fitzgerald, CEO Subsea Integration Alliance said: “The award to Subsea Integration Alliance of the EPCI contract is a result of our strategy for early engagement and track record of major integrated projects. It underlines the strength and breadth of our global project management capabilities which underpin our delivery of large and complex integrated projects.”
“We have worked closely with Equinor since the FEED award back in 2020”, said Steve Tate, Deputy CEO, Subsea Integration Alliance LLC. “Now in the EPCI phase, we will support Equinor in maximizing the Bacalhau field’s potential through access to an extensive portfolio of technologies and services, and a ‘one team’ approach to project delivery.”
Bacalhau is Brazil’s first integrated SPS and SURF project. The award is a significant endorsement of Subsea Integration Alliance’s strong position within the integrated market, our long-established local presence in Brazil, and a commitment to support Equinor’s strategy of long-term growth in the region.