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SBM Offshore awards Cameron FPSO gas process equipment

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SBM Offshore has awarded Cameron gas processing packages for FPSOs destined for Lula field pre-salt area, offshore Brazil.

The Cidade de Maricá and Cidade de Saquarema FPSOs are being built by SBM and will be replicas of the Cidade de Ilhabela FPSO project currently underway in Brazil, where Cameron is providing gas dehydration and CO2 removal packages to SBM.

The Cameron packages will be primarily used for gas dehydration and acid gas removal before routing the gas to reinjection compressors. These packages will process about 5.7 million m3/d of natural gas.

Cameron´s gas dehydration packages are molecular sieve-based units, which dehydrate natural gas streams to extremely low levels and can process gas to much lower dew points than glycol dehydration systems. The gas dehydration packages are designed to be effective over a wide range of operating conditions and are fully automated.

Cameron's CYNARA® membrane process a wide range of feed streams containing from 5 to 91 mol% CO2. The technology provides bulk separation of CO2 and H2S for gas streams with both a varying production rate and varying inlet CO2 content. Critical membrane pre-treatment and control capabilities, together with Cameron's engineering expertise, have proven this technology to be a leader in CO2 removal membrane technology for onshore and offshore production. Providing more than 99% uptime, CYNARA membranes can withstand hydrocarbon liquids produced during the separation without compromising the performance.

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