INTEC Engineering Announces Deepwater Pipeline Engineering Contract for Petrobras Canapu Project

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April 2, 2007

INTEC Engineering announces award of the Petrobras deepwater Canapu Development Pipe-in-Pipe Flowline FEED Contract for offshore Brazil. The work has already commenced and will be completed in four months. The project is being performed on a fast track basis to expedite gas availability in Brazil.

The Canapu field is located east of the state of Espirito Santo about 75 km off the coast of Brazil in 1608 meters water depth. The project includes a 22 km long gas flowline to produce gas from a single well, ESS-138, in the Canapu Field to the FPSO Cidade de Vitoria anchored at a water depth of 1386 meters in the Golfinho field. The produced fluids will be processed at the FPSO and later transferred to land through an existing gas export pipeline. A pipe-in-pipe (PIP) flowline system has been selected for the tieback of the Canapu field to manage hydrate concerns.

The Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract includes mechanical design of the pipe-in-pipe system, routing design, materials selection study, installation assessment, and preparation of all specifications and relevant technical documents and drawings in support of the installation bid package. Canapu is believed to be the first pipe-in-pipe subsea gas flowline in the industry and, with a target U-value of up to 0.8 W/m2K, it may be one of the most challenging with respect to thermal performance requirements. Also included in the scope is design of a 6-inch service pipeline line that is parallel to the production gas flowline.
“We are especially pleased to support Petrobras for this important technical challenge.” said INTEC President and CEO Bruce Crager. “The Canapu project represents successful collaboration of our growing Brazil engineering office with our Houston technical resource base and demonstrates our ability to react quickly in support of our clients for deepwater challenges anywhere in the world.”


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