By Sarah Coursey, Editor
RIO DE JANEIRO - Petrobras continues to lead the pack of oil pioneers in the field of subsea technologies. It recently signed a US$90 Million contract with FMC Technologies Inc. that will provide the Marlim Field in the Campos basin with a deepwater separation system. Marlim is the largest field in Campos, occupying a total area of 100,000 square kilometers.
The deal is historic both in its use of new technology and the deployment of established working practices in a mature field. The partnership will see the first separation of heavy oil and water in . . .