Parnaíba Gás Natural (PGN)
Maranhão, Brazil

Natural Gas Field Development Project

Fluor, as part of a consortium, completed the infrastructure of the Gavião Branco field in the State of Maranhão (Brazil) in January 2016. The project was delivered to Parnaíba Gás Natural (PGN), a wholly owned subsidiary of ENEVA, the largest private operator of Natural Gas in Brazil. The Brazilian consortium included Fluor Daniel Brasil Ltda, CCPS Engenharia e Comércio (Construcap) and CFPS Engenharia e Projetos S.A. (CFPS), which is a joint venture of Fluor and Construcap.

The consortium performed basic and detailed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), commissioning and start-up of an 8.5 million-cubic-meters-per-day gas gathering system in the Gavião Branco field, as well as a 70-kilometer gas pipeline, under a demanding 12-month schedule.

Client's Challenge

Parnaíba Gás Natural (PGN) hired an EPC consortium for the development of the infrastructure of the Gavião Branco field in Maranhão. The challenges of this consortium included:

  • The construction of the infrastructure for the expansion of the natural gas production capacity, including the natural gas collection system;
  • The construction of more than 70 kilometers of pipelines;
  • Development of two clusters, connecting 8 wells.

Fluor's Solution

The engineering work was executed by CFPS in its São Paulo, Brazil office, and construction was performed by Construcap's experienced workforce in Brazil. The consortium significantly optimized the facility's design to reduce capital investment costs while maintaining the original completion date.


Completed in January 2016, the project was delivered safely, on schedule and on budget and was a testament to the capital efficiency and schedule certainty of the Fluor and Construcap team. ENEVA is an integrated exploration and production and energy generation company and is also Brazil's leading private gas operator.