Client
ARCO Oriente, Inc.
Location
Ecuador

ARCO/AGIP Oriente Villano Oil Pipeline - Design-Build

Fluor provided engineering, procurement, survey, construction, and maintenance services to ARCO/AGIP for the development of the Villano field in a virgin Ecuadorian rain forest. The project involved production facilities and an export pipeline for 30,000 bpd crude oil development. The facilities included: well-site facilities; central processing facilities; electrical power generation facilities; a 40-kilometer, 12-inch flow line; a 40-kilometer power transmission line; 130-kilometers of an 16-inch oil export pipeline; pump stations; and a produced water handling and injection system.

Fluor provided engineering, procurement, survey, construction, and maintenance services to ARCO/AGIP for the development of the Villano field in a virgin Ecuadorian rain forest.

The project involved production facilities and an export pipeline for 30,000 bpd crude oil development. The facilities included:

  • Well-site facilities
  • Central processing facilities
  • Electrical power generation facilities; a 40-kilometer
  • 12-inch flow line
  • 40-kilometer power transmission line
  • 130-kilometers of an 16-inch oil export pipeline; pump stations
  • A produced water handling and injection system

This project received ARCO's Environmental Achievement Award and was cited as an outstanding success by the Ecuadorian Government.

Fluor helped the Client save $50 million by using an innovative monorail system to transport the pipe along the fragile right-of-way. This "invisible pipeline" was constructed on a 3-meter right-of-way.

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