Learn more about Hart Energy Conferences
Get our latest conference schedules, updates and insights straight to your inbox.
Curtiss-Wright Corp. and Petrobras signed a technology cooperation agreement for the design, manufacturing, testing and operational support of a subsea canned motor boosting system at a Petrobras production field in the Campos Basin, Brazil, according to a Feb. 12 press release.
To be deployed mudline, the subsea boosting system will be for unprocessed hydrocarbon fluid and operate at a 1,500-m water depth.
The system will combine Curtiss-Wright’s canned motor pump technology with Petrobras’ knowledge in flow assurance and offshore hydrocarbon production and processing. According to the press release, Curtiss-Wright’s technology will enable subsea production with fewer topside support systems to be deployed on lighter and lower-cost vessels and support Petrobras’ goal of all-electric subsea boosting systems for long tieback production.
The system will be an alternative to subsea pump technologies, reducing planned outages and production interruptions.
Curtiss-Wright will do the design, manufacturing and water-based testing at a facility in Pennsylvania within the company’s naval and power segment. Multiphase testing with hydrocarbons at a facility in Brazil.
The first subsea canned motor boosting system will be ready for operation in 2027.
2024-01-15 - Houston-based Prairie Operating Co. is scaling its D-J Basin footprint with a $94.5 million acquisition of Nickel Road Operating LLC.
2024-01-26 - Galp Energia's Avo-2 target in the Mopane-1X well offshore Namibia delivers second significant column of light oil.
2024-01-08 - Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines including the second biggest deepwater gas find of 2023 and new contract awards.
2023-12-13 - After two mysterious oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard is looking into the Main Pass Oil Gathering’s pipeline for answers.