Frames completes production HPU and accessory equipment for Petrobras FPSO

March 15, 2016

Frames has completed the flow control and safeguarding equipment for the Petrobras FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes MV29.

MODEC Offshore Production Systems (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a MODEC, Inc. group (“MODEC”) company awarded Frames a contract for supplying one subsea hydraulic power unit (HPU) package, fourteen production well control Racks, eight water injection well control racks and accessory equipment for the Petrobras FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes MV29. The Frames equipment is expected to be delivered in March 2016. 

Cost-efficient yet highly reliable system 
The FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes MV29 will be used to develop the Tartaruga Verde and Tartaruga Mesti├ža fields, located in the Campos basin off the coast of Brazil. The FPSO will be capable of processing 150,000 barrels of crude oil a day. The Frames flow control and safeguarding equipment is designed to provide a clean and reliable hydraulic pressurized fluid for the actuators of hydraulic operated subsea valves.

Frames is very proud to be part of this project. “The production of FPSOs is becoming increasingly challenging, especially in today’s difficult economic climate,” says Kor Paap, Account Manager for Subsea Hydraulics at Frames Flow Control & Safeguarding. “For us, but also for oil companies and contractors, it’s necessary to work efficiently and reduce costs. With our technical know-how and multidisciplinary capabilities for design optimization, we were able to provide the most customized cost-effective solution for this project.”

Combination of standardized and customized design
With more than 90 FPSO projects worldwide, Frames has plenty of experience in the FPSO market, which has resulted in a smart solution based on earlier FPSO projects. Paap adds, “For this project, we have implemented - as far as practically possible - a standardized design approach based on a previous supplied project with MODEC (for the FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV27) and implemented additional client and end-user requirements. This has resulted in lower CAPEX.”

Due to a new development program established to enhance project execution performance, Frames has managed to complete 95% of the engineering work for this project in three weeks’ time. This will ultimately lead to a shorter lead time for this HPU. 

Powerful hydraulic packages with limited plot space 
HPUs are reliable solutions for controlling processes at any oil and gas plant and ensure reliable and safe production conditions. A typical Frames HPU is equipped with reservoirs, pumps, motors, filters, accumulators, valves and instrumentation. Frames delivers customized designs according to client specifications and project conditions. The Frames in-house engineering team also designs powerful hydraulic packages with limited plot space.