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FMC Technologies joins Shell oil development offshore Brazil

13th September 2013

Company to provide subsea trees, manifolds and control systems for Parque das Conchas Phase 3 development

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FMC Technologies will provide the development with subsea trees, two manifolds and associated subsea control systems.

US-based FMC Technologies will see its subsea systems used in Shell’s development of the Parque das Conchas oil field located offshore Brazil, it emerged on Thursday, as part of a contract with the Anglo-Dutch major.


The company will provide the Phase 3 development of Parque das Conchas with a wide range of supplies for the project including subsea trees, two manifolds and associated subsea control systems. The company will also supply tie-in connection systems, subsea distribution hardware along with associated tooling and services.


The BC-10 Phase 3 is the second expansion of the original block located offshore Brazil. Water depths in the block can range from 5000 feet to 6500 feet, or 1500 to 2000 meters.


FMC Technologies had already been awarded contracts in Phase 1 and Phase 2 in 2006 and 2010 respectively, with terms including providing separation and boosting modules to Shell for use in the Phases.


"Phase 1 of this field came on-stream in July of 2009 and included the industry's first subsea gas/liquid separation and boosting system developed by FMC Technologies. This latest order for Parque das Conchas continues FMC Technologies' support for Shell's developments offshore Brazil," said Tore Halvorsen, senior vice president, Subsea Technologies, FMC Technologies.



This is the second contract secured by FMC Technologies this week for offshore developments in Brazil. Brazilian company Petrobras awarded the company with a contract worth as much as USD 650m for the supply of subsea manifolds for the development of its pre-salt fields.

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