The company SBM Offshore, dedicated to oil and gas offshore services has awarded SGS Tecnos, S.A in Spain, the laboratory package for FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) Alexandre de Gusmão.
This platform will be operated in the coast of Brazil, in the MERO field and it will be MERO-4. SGS will carry out the complete design of the laboratory, the development of the list of equipment and reagents and their supply. SGS will also coordinate the installation and commissioning services in Brazil.
Alexandre de Gusmão will be the fourth production system to be used at the producing deep-water oil field located in the Libra Block in Santos Basin.
It will have a production capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd). The FPSO will also be used to process 12 million standard cubic meters of gas per day. Besides, FPSO Alexandre de Gusmão will have a water injection capacity of 250,000 barrels per day alongside a minimum storage capacity of 1.4 million barrels of crude oil. It will be spread moored in a water depth of nearly 1,900m.
The laboratory package awarded by SGS will include the capacity to perform the crude oil, hydraulic oils, natural gas, process water and injection water quality testing, offshore.
SGS EPC Laboratory Services is the dedicated unit to design and fit out laboratories. It’s based in Madrid (Spain) globaly working with all SGS affiliates.
SGS EPC Labs belong to Natural Ressources, Oil, Gas and Chemicals but works actively with other business (EHS, IND, MIN for example).
This is the fourth awarding for offshore laboratory in FPSO and it makes SGS reference services’ provider for this kind of laboratory.
Teresa Ruiz-Escribano Taravilla
SGS EPC LABORATORY SERVICES
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