The 9,200-metric-ton jacket for the new Peregrino C platform has been loaded out at the Heerema fabrication yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, and is being fasted to a barge for sail away to the Equinor-operated Peregrino field offshore Brazil.
The wellhead platform topsides are due to leave the Kiewit yard at Ingleside, Texas, later this year.
The $3.5 billion Peregrino Phase 2 project involves the addition of a third fixed wellhead platform to the field, extending its main productive life and adding 273 million in recoverable reserves. Production startup is planned for the end of 2020.
The development plan involves increasing the number of production wells in the new area by drilling 15 oil producers and six water injectors.
The field will be developed using horizontal production wells with artificial lift that will be provided by subsurface down-hole electric submersible pumps (ESP). Multiphase export booster pumps will be installed to pump oil, gas and water that will be carried by export pipelines to the existing floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for processing. Produced water will be returned after the separation process to the WHP-C for reinjection.
Facilities available at the WHP-C will include drilling facilities, utilities, power generation, living quarters and helideck.
The Peregrino oil field is located in licences BM-C-7 and BM-C-47, approximately 85 kilometers offshore Brazil, in the Campos basin, in 100 meters water depth. Equinor and Sinochem are 60/40 joint field owners.