200 MMscf/d gas production and transportation project - Brazil

As part of the Kentz and Valerus acquisition, we’ve bolstered our capability in gas processing and handling.

Brazil’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company selected a consortium that incorporated our local team to provide engineering, procurement, construction and operations for its UTG Parnaiba natural gas production and transportation project at Maranhão in Brazil. Construction began in early 2012 with approximately 450 workers onsite to build the facility and related infrastructure.

The project required custom engineering, equipment design and facility planning for timely construction, two production well pads, surface installation of 12 miles (22 km) of gas pipelines, 941,842-square-foot (94,000 m2) gas treatment unit and a delivery point located one mile away at the power station facility. The consortium coordinated construction and installation, with our team expediting equipment manufacture to ensure skid-mounted units were available in the rural location on time.

A flexible, expandable solution

From the earliest stage, the project was planned to allow easy, effective expansion. The facilities were originally designed to process up to 200 MMscf/d (6 MMm3/d) of natural gas and deliver it via pipeline to a nearby power plant for electricity generation. With the original scope of work completed on time, ongoing expansion through two additional phases to date has increased production capacity to 270 MMscf/d (8.5 MMm3/d), with the capacity to increase to as much as 350 MMscf/d (10 MMm3/d) in the future. Full-scope planning helped improve project economics during growth, while rapid deployment of skid-mounted units has ensured seamless on-schedule expansion.

Flexible contracting structures for manufacture, services and operations has resulted in a single-source, complete solution that integrates all our product lines to provide the full range of wellhead-to-pipeline gas handling capabilities.

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