Oceânica concludes PLEM-Y installation project in ultra deep water

Oceânica recently finished another PLEM-Y installation analysis project (pipeline end manifold). The project was performed for GE Oil and Gas and the installation will be performed soon by Petrobras in the Lula field.
The equipment is part of the subsea system to be operated in the production of 12 billion BOE. The field is part of pre-salt Campos Basin, a very challenging area due to the condition of the most turbulent sea, as well as its water depth of approximately 2,200 meters. The project performed by the Oceânica team, was to determine the method and operating window for the PLEM-Y installation.
The analysis presented an innovative solution for installation in ultra deep water. The PLEM in question has large drag area and the solution presented in this case was to lower the equipment inclined, in order to reduce the hydrodynamic effects and at the end of the lowering process, perform a load transfer for a smaller vessel for an easier settlement on the seabed.

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