Conversion of a FPSO to be redeployed for Brazilian offshore TUPI field (now Lula field). The FPSO is named Cidade de São Vicente and the operator is Petrobras. This previously Australian FPSO needed to be upgraded to fulfill specifications in Brazil for early phase oil and gas testing and production. In addition, new utilities were required to fulfill all requirements.
Detail engineering and project management for the upgrade of the FPSO in order to meet Petrobras’ specifications and Brazilian regulations. The EPCM upgrades consisted of inlet production heating skid, cooling and heating system skids, chemical injection upgrade and additional chemical injection skid, HP liquid pumping and testing systems, flare modifications including seawater cooling, methanol injection, all piping on deck modifications as required for new flow from three fields to be tested.
Main separators and produced water system were refurbished and prepared for new service. The work involved use of CAD and DAK tools and process design simulations using HYSYS (Aspentech).
The test separator skid was designed and delivered as part of the scope in an earlier phase of the project. Documentation from all disciplines for the scope of work was delivered on time for input to commissioning. These project tasks were executed by M7 Offshore, which is now a Citec Group company.