SLB Secures Three Contracts for Buzios Field Electrification Offshore Brazil

SLB Secures Three Contracts for Buzios Field Electrification Offshore Brazil
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SLB has secured three contracts from Petrobras for completion hardware and services for up to 35 subsea wells in the Buzios Wave II oilfield development. The contracts entail SLB’s full bore electric interval control valves and electric subsurface safety valves. marking a shift towards full production system electrification for Petrobras to enhance production availability through more reliable completions.

By converting to electric completions, Petrobras will gain the ability to reliably control a more sophisticated system in the subsurface, SLB said in a press release on Monday.

Full electrification of completions enables maximum production control across multiple reservoir drains, potentially requiring fewer wells and limiting heavy workovers during the productive life of the Buzios field wells.

Steve Gassen, President of Production Systems at SLB, emphasized that Petrobras, through the electrification and digitalization of completions, will enhance field recovery efficiency in the complex pre-salt reservoirs.

“This contract award represents a critical milestone on Petrobras’ journey to digitally integrated offshore electric production systems. It will improve efficiency and deploy innovative technologies in Brazil,” Gassen said.

Notalbly, most of the technology to be deployed in Buzios and available for other operators of Brazilian pre-salt fields, was developed at SLB’s Taubaté Engineering Center in Brazil in cooperation with CENPES, the Petrobras research center, and TotalEnergies.


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