OneSubsea Awarded Sixth Consecutive Contract for Petrobras’ Búzios-11 Project

Published: 08/09/2023

SLB’s OneSubsea™ business has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract by Petrobras, marking the sixth consecutive contract between the two companies for the supply of subsea trees. The critical subsea equipment for Petrobras’ Búzios-11 project will support the development of Brazil’s Búzios pre-salt field in the country’s prolific Santos Basin.

"This is SLB’s sixth consecutive Petrobras contract covering the supply of subsea equipment to support their development of Brazil’s Búzios field,” said Mads Hjelmeland, Subsea Production Systems director. “It solidifies SLB’s position as a trusted partner to Petrobras and demonstrates our in-country expertise and commitment to supporting Petrobras in maximizing the production potential of the Búzios field. 

Accelerating development

OneSubsea will supply 15 subsea trees and electrohydraulic distribution units to Búzios-11, scheduled to begin production in 2027 via the P-83 floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The contract scope also includes installation, commissioning and associated maintenance services. 

The trees will be manufactured at OneSubsea’s facility in Taubaté, São Paulo state, with initial delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2025. All services will be conducted from OneSubsea’s facility in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro state.

Expertise and commitment

OneSubsea, which has secured all subsea trees contracts awarded by Petrobras for the Búzios field since the Búzios -6 project, has already begun the delivery of trees for the Búzios -6, Búzios -7, Búzios -8, and Búzios -9 projects.

In addition, OneSubsea signed a contract with Petrobras earlier this year to supply 16 subsea trees for the Búzios-10 project.

By utilizing its established infrastructure and expertise, OneSubsea aims to further strengthen its leadership position in the Brazilian subsea market.