Kongsberg Process Simulation gets Chevron Frade contract

Process and pipeline simulator and multiphase modeler control subsea unit, gathering and FPSO.

Chevron has selected an operator training simulator from Kongsberg Process Simulation for its Brazilian Frade subsea development. The Frade field is located in the Campos Basin in a water depth of 3,500 feet, 75 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro. Horizontal production wells and vertical water injectors on the field are tied back to a floating production storage and offloading vessel. Kongsberg’s D-SPICE process and pipeline simulator and the OLGA multiphase modeler provide models for training, operations and production optimization. Partners in the Frade field are Chevron (operator), Petrobras and an Inpex/Japan Oil joint venture.

Tecnicas Reunidas

In a separate deal, Spanish engineering contractor, Tecnicas Reunidas (TR), has ordered dynamic simulation study of critical depletion compressors from Kongsberg on behalf of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). The study will assist TR’s execution of the $600 million engineering contract for the Saih Rawl gas compression project.


Kongsberg will model a section of the plant using its ASSETT dynamic simulator, testing alternative scenarios to optimize compressor performance. Kongsberg has previously supplied operator training simulators to PDO.

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