Case Study

Design, construction and assembly of oil pipelines and water injection for reservoirs

A turnkey contract for Petrobras that brought together challenges of design, topography, soil boring, construction and assembly

Oil & Gas

From equipment to projects in one of the most essential industries

Project Data

DIMENSION

72 km

petroleum pipeline

Total of 131 branches connecting the various wells to the treatment plant

DEADLINE

12 months

from Service Authorization to delivery

8 months to prepare the project and 10 months for construction and assembly

SUSTAINABILITY

140,000 hours

accident-free work

The work took place without work accidents, oil spills or environmental impact

Context and Challenges

Petrobras needed new pipelines in the Carmópolis extraction field, both for oil and for water injection in reservoirs. The pipelines had to be designed, built, and assembled, and the Carmópolis field is located in an extensive region that encompasses both urban and rural areas, with public and private properties. All this generated the following challenges:

  1. Contact public agencies and landowners to plan interdiction, excavation activities and pipeline launching in urban areas and private properties
  2. Open large trenches, bearing in mind that 90% of the lines were buried, in a mature field, with several lines in operation
  3. Mitigate risks of environmental accidents and impacts for the community living there

Solutions Used and Equipment Provided

Project teams, topography and soundings worked together to find fast and effective solutions to overcome interferences found and not mapped in the basic project prepared by the client. 

Valve and connector test stations were assembled on the site in order to guarantee the tightness of these elements.

A mobile unit equipped with a generator, pump and water tank was assembled to carry out the hydrostatic tests according to the applicable standard.

A multi-functional team was set up on the site to manufacture the launchers and receivers of PIGs, as well as all the piping support.

Mobilization of pipeline and electrical cable boring teams in 100% of the piping guidelines to be installed. These teams were equipped with state-of-the-art georadar and cable locator.

Planning and scheduling of activities involving client teams and other interested parties. 

Training and capacity building of project and installation teams to avoid rework.

Carrying out material tests before installation and after construction of the pipes, according to applicable standards.

Experts

EPC Package Specialist

Eduardo Stroppa

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Design, construction and assembly of oil pipelines and water injection for reservoirs

A turnkey contract for Petrobras that brought together challenges of design, topography, soil boring, construction and assembly

January 25, 2021

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EPC Package Specialist

Eduardo Stroppa

DIMENSION

72 km

petroleum pipeline

Total of 131 branches connecting the various wells to the treatment plant

DEADLINE

12 months

from Service Authorization to delivery

8 months to prepare the project and 10 months for construction and assembly

SUSTAINABILITY

140,000 hours

accident-free work

The work took place without work accidents, oil spills or environmental impact

Petrobras needed new pipelines in the Carmópolis extraction field, both for oil and for water injection in reservoirs. The pipelines had to be designed, built, and assembled, and the Carmópolis field is located in an extensive region that encompasses both urban and rural areas, with public and private properties. All this generated the following challenges:

  1. Contact public agencies and landowners to plan interdiction, excavation activities and pipeline launching in urban areas and private properties
  2. Open large trenches, bearing in mind that 90% of the lines were buried, in a mature field, with several lines in operation
  3. Mitigate risks of environmental accidents and impacts for the community living there

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