ExxonMobil, Equinor award Saipem two offshore contracts in Guyana, Brazil oil, gas basins for $1.9 billion
(WO) – Saipem has been awarded two offshore contracts, one in Guyana and the other in Brazil, worth approximately $1.9 billion.
The first contract has been awarded by ExxonMobil’s subsidiary ExxonMobil Guyana Limited for the proposed Whiptail oil field development located in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, at a water depth of approximately 2,000 m. Saipem’s scope of work includes the design, fabrication and installation of subsea structures, risers, flowlines, and umbilicals for a large subsea production facility.
Saipem will perform operations using its state-of-the art vessels FDS2, Constellation, and Castorone, and will deploy as a key fabrication site for its execution model, Saipem’s Guyana Offshore Construction Facility, located at the Port of Georgetown, enhancing a sustainable steady growth in the country.
The second contract has been awarded by Equinor for the Raia project, the development of a pre-salt gas and condensate field in the Campos basin, located about 200 km offshore the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Saipem’s scope of work encompasses the offshore transport and installation of a subsea gas export line and associated equipment in water depths of around 2,900 m, as well as the horizontal drilling activities for the shore approach. Saipem will deploy its state-of-the-art pipelaying vessel Castorone for the installation works.
With this project, Saipem will contribute to the realization of one of the most important gas development projects in Brazil, which could represent 15% of the total domestic demand of the country. The extracted gas will be transported through pipelines installed by Saipem for approximately 200 km from the field to a gas receiving facility to be built in Cabiúnas, in the city of Macaé in the State of Rio de Janeiro.