Subsea completions key deepwater Brazil development

Click here to enlarge imageWith subsea completions tied to floating production vessels, Petrobras has successfully developed many large, billion-barrel recoverable, hydrocarbon accumulations found in deep water off Brazil.But if other companies had been allowed to operate in these waters, it is possible that the technologies selected to produce from these fields would have differed.One comment often heard is that, because over the years Petrobras has been operating floating drilling rigs continually in the area, it can easily divert these rigs to intervene and workover subsea well completions on relatively short notice, without excessive mobilization costs.Other operators, having less a...

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