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KERUI Petroleum awarded gas processing project

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The SPE led by Shandong KERUI Petroleum Equipment Ltd and Brazilian Petroleum Corp. (Petrobras) have signed a contract for a project at a gas processing plant in Itaborai, Rio, Brazil. The contract is worth nearly US$600 million. This is Petrobras's first public bidding oil project since 2014 and is the largest natural gas treatment project in Brazil.


This is of great significance to the development of oil and gas for Petrobras Pre-salt. KERUI Petroleum has become the first private enterprise in China to be awarded a Petrobras project in the field of oil engineering.

Li Jinzhang, China's ambassador in Brazil, said: "We warmly congratulate KERUI Petroleum on the successful bid for the Brazil Itaborai Natural Gas Treatment Plant (UPGN) project, which demonstrates KERUI's enterprising spirit and relentless efforts in Brazil and represents the important achievements of Chinese know-how entering Brazil. We hope KERUI Petroleum will set up a benchmark for projects on the Sino-Brazilian oil and gas cooperation with first-class design and construction to facilitate local economic and social development."

Metodo Potencial has successfully delivered nearly 100 projects for Petrobras to promote local development and support projects over the past three decades. It has formed a joint venture with KERUI Petroleum, which plays a key role on the project. After officially receiving Petrobras's project bidding documents, KERUI kept going through nine months of preparation for the best proposal. KERUI Petroleum eventually stood out with its multiple advantages of modular and standardised design, reduced operating costs and improved project earnings.

The natural gas treatment plant project will help the state government of Rio provide over 2000 local jobs. The plant station is mainly used to deal with the associated gas produced in the process of Pre-salt oil development in the Santos basin, which provides a strong guarantee for the normal production of Pre-salt oil in Brazil and is of great significance to the development and increased production of Pre-salt oil. The completion of the plant station has increased the transportation and processing capacity of natural gas from 23 million m3/d to 44 million cubic m3/d. In addition, the processed natural gas will be used for vehicles and in the industrial sector, which can greatly alleviate Brazil government's pressure on natural gas imports.

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