Shell has awarded a sizeable contract to Subsea7, a subsea engineering, construction and services company serving the offshore energy industry, for the decommissioning of subsea infrastructure offshore Brazil.
The infrastructure in question is that associated with the FPSO Fluminense in the Bijupirá and Salema fields of the Campos Basin, at 700 m water depth.
Yann Cottart, Subsea7 Brazil Vice-President, remarked, “Twenty years ago, Subsea7 installed the flexibles and umbilicals for Shell’s Bijupirá and Salema fields and, two decades later, we’re proud to be one of Shell’s chosen contractors to take part in the completion of this field’s life cycle.”
The scope of work for Subsea7 includes the disconnection, recovery and disposal of 10 flexible risers, three umbilicals and nine mooring lines.
The works in question are expected to get underway in December 2023.