TechnipFMC’s deepwater pipelay and construction vessel Deep Blue has embarked on a major subsea project laying pipeline for the Peregrino Phase 2 in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.
Deep Blue will install rigid and flexible pipelines as well as PLET structures in water depths of 100 meters about 85 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
The second phase will add estimated resources of 273 million barrels of recoverable oil to the Peregrino field.
The Deep Blue will participate in an installation phase that will take place across two campaigns. Mobilizations for these will be carried out at the Evanton Spoolbase in North Scotland. Another vessel from TechnipFMC’s fleet will also take part in the project at a later date.
The Peregrino field consists of two fixed wellhead platforms and a floating production storage and offloading unit. A third fixed wellhead platform is now being added to the field.
Deep Blue’s efforts on Peregrino Phase 2 comes after the vessel achieved a milestone earlier this year with the installation of 500 kilometers of reeled pipe-in-pipe technology in the Gulf of Mexico, the company noted.
The Deep Blue uses the reel-lay and J-lay pipelay methods to install all types of risers and flowlines and can lay umbilicals and flexibles from below-deck carousels.