KONGSBERG Simulator Chosen for Chevron's Frade Field

The Frade project has selected Kongsberg Process Simulation (KPS) to provide a Subsea Operator Training Simulator for its first oil field development project in Brazil.

About the Frade Field

Typical KONGSBERG operator training simulator. The Frade development, which is located in the Campos Basin in a water depth of 3,500 feet, approximately 75 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro, consists of horizontal production wells along with vertical water injection wells to maintain reservoir pressure. The wells will be individually tied back to a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. Crude oil export will be by tanker, while natural gas will be transported through the local natural gas pipeline infrastructure.

Online - look ahead

Kongsberg Process Simulation (KPS) will utilize its proprietary dynamic tools (D-SPICE) along with OLGA multiphase modelling to provide an online/look ahead and subsea dynamic simulation models to be used for training, planning and operation also for subsea production optimization.

Chevron, through its affiliate Chevron Brasil Limitada, is the operator of the Frade Field and holds a 51.74 percent working interest. Other partners in the project include Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, 30 percent; and Frade Japao Petroleo Limitada, 18.26 percent.

This project builds on Kongsberg Process Simulation's experience in providing Pipeline Management Systems and ongoing support services in the Western hemisphere from its Houston, Texas office where the project will be staged.