Equinor awards Subsea Integration Alliance an exclusive contract for the front-end engineering design (FEED) on its Bacalhau (formerly Carcará) project, offshore Brazil. The contract scope brings together field development planning, project delivery and total lifecycle solutions under an extensive technology and services portfolio.
The contract is based on a two-step award. The FEED and preinvestment are starting now, with an option for the execution phase under a lump-sum turnkey setup that includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation for the entire subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production systems (SPS) scope. Option for the contract is subject to Equinor’s planned investment decision for the Bacalhau project late 2020.
The field development will include 19 wells. Furthermore, Subsea Integration Alliance will also be responsible for life-of-field support, representing a fully integrated contract model across the entire field life cycle, from engineering and early engagement to aftermarket services. Project management and engineering will take place in Rio de Janeiro with support from Subsea 7’s Global Project Centre in UK, France and various OneSubsea® offices. Offshore installation activities are scheduled for 2022 and 2023.
“We are extremely pleased that Subsea Integration Alliance has been awarded the FEED contract for the Bacalhau project,” said Henning Berg, CEO, Subsea Integration Alliance LLC. “The award comes on the back of a design competition where we have demonstrated our ability to maximize asset value through our integrated field development service. This involves dynamically connecting reservoir, production and economic models with well, subsea infrastructure and topside facilities in a single, collaborative environment using the Subsea Planner* collaborative field development solution. Through its tools and methodologies, Subsea Integration Alliance helps uncover the true value of an asset, while seamlessly unifying planning and execution.”
“The award to Subsea Integration Alliance of the FEED contract for the Bacalhau project builds on our early engagement expertise and successful track record of major integrated projects,” said Stuart Fitzgerald, Deputy CEO, Subsea Integration Alliance LLC. “It underlines the breadth and strength of our product portfolio, quality of onshore and offshore assets and our extensive project management and engineering capabilities in Brazil and worldwide. We look forward to supporting Equinor in this and future developments.”
The Bacalhau field is located 185 km from the coast of the municipality of Ilhabela/SP, in the state of São Paulo, in a water depth of 2,050 m. 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.
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