RDS, the engineering arm of drilling contractor KCA Deutag, has been contracted by Norway’s oil company Statoil to carry out the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for a fixed drilling rig which will be part of the Peregrino phase II project, located offshore Brazil.
John Thorman, Greenfield Business Manager for RDS said, “This award is aligned with our strategy of seeking involvement in new projects from the very early conceptual and front end engineering stages, for further follow on with the provision of potential drilling operations and maintenance services. This work for Statoil complements similar projects which have been carried out in Canada and Australia. Strategically this is an important contract win for KCA Deutag as it strengthens our position in the Brazilian market, where we have already delivered a number of engineering studies for major local contractors.”
The project starts immediately and will be executed from RDS London offices.
The Peregrino field is located in the South western part of the Campos Basin, approximately 85 km from shore. Peregrino II is planned to be tied-in to Peregrino I, consisting of two wellhead platforms (A and B) and one FPSO. As part of the Peregrino II development, a new wellhead platform (C) is planned for. The pipelines and power cables from Peregrino II will be connected to the FPSO. The distance between the two fields is approximately 20 km.
Statoil recently entered a 5 year contract with BW Offshore for the operation of the FPSO Peregrino, with options for additional 15 years.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, August 13, 2012