First steel tube umbilical for Brazil
- A Petrobras project (Petróleo Brasileiro SA): The Mexilhão gas field in the Santos basin off the coast of São Paulo commenced in 2008.
- The depth is 500 metres.
The customer’s challenges:
A particularly challenging project...
- because of high temperatures (130°C at the wellheads)
- because of high water pressures reservoirs (700 bar)
... requiring very thick steel tube walls.