By: the staff writers of Georgia Weekly Post
▲Brazil happy where you go. The World Cup is one more reason for one more party including Manaus, a remote heart of the Amazon rain forest.
Manaus, the remote heart of the Amazon rain forest. There is where the US team is expected to gain more ground and hope for another win and advance at the world cub, 2014.
Brazil, a population of over 200,000,000 is known for harsh undeveloped lands, and still undiscovered natural resources. While one of the largest economies in the world, it is still a work in progress. They are still building to connect those new communities by rail, air and roads.
This is a story about the good life of a pretty young country and it's pretty young people, water, sports, oil and gas and pictures of more.
Brazil is a young country. They are still building new big cities. Infrastructures on land and sea are expanding and bringing more discoveries every day.
It took many billions of dollars to pay for ventures to bring infrastructures, stadiums, new cities and airports to isolated areas. While criticized by it's citizens, Brazil was able to get ready to host the 2014 World Cup, followed by the Summer Olympic Games.
This is a happy nation enjoying a big celebration every year at the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro.
At a remote area off the shores of Rio De Janeiro, oil is discovered, deep under the sea.
As the world watches the competition for the World Cup, Brazil is still building toward the next Olympics, the first in South America.
It is the largest economy in Central and South America.
Oil and gas are among important new discoveries with rewarding economic developments. Many workers, including Americans took to the sea for years. Fresh water is too expensive to transport to their job site. It is plentiful of that everywhere you go in the interiors, but what will they do to get it beyond the shores at the newly discovered oil fields? US firms are there to help.
▲Flying to several remote cities for competitions and having fun.. while footballers are playing in Sao Paulo at the World Cup, wives are showing off with a fashion show and having a party. People of Brazil made many new friends. Brazil did not even make it to third place. The Germans won the World Cup.
Recent announcement by Brazil's National Petroleum Agency of large reserves of oil off the coast of the northeastern state of Sergipe, representing a new frontier in petroleum development in Latin America's biggest country. Workers have to go the distance and live and shower years at the time.
Most of the country's oil production is concentrated in southeastern Brazil, where over the past several years billions of barrels of oil have been discovered in offshore reserves, mostly in deep, pre-salt fields.
A consortium including Shell, Total, two Chinese firms and Brazil's state-run petroleum company Petrobras won the right to develop a field off the cost of Rio de Janeiro that could hold up to 12 billion barrels of oil.
This year, several US companies with their workers are heavily invested at those remote areas for many years to come. Doing business and hosting sports events in Brazil is a challenge.
▲World Cup 2014, a big event and big price tag in many billions.. Stadiums and airports are built welcoming many millions of the sports lovers to isolated locations.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international men's football tournament that is currently taking place in Brazil. It began on 12 June, with a group stage, and is scheduled to conclude with the finale on 13 July 2014. Few weeks of fun by sports lovers. It is the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the first being in 1950. Brazil was elected unchallenged as host nation in 2007 after the international football federation, FIFA, decreed that the tournament would be staged in South America for the first time since 1978 in Argentina.
With the host country, all world champion teams since the first World Cup in 1930: Argentina, England, France, Germany (who won the tournament three times as West Germany), Italy, Spain and Uruguay, have qualified for this competition. Spain is the defending champion, having defeated the Netherlands 1–0 in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final to win its first World title. The previous four FIFA World Cup tournaments staged in South America were all won by South American teams.
▲2014 in Brazil. Two international events. The carnival of Rio and the World Cup.
Spending over 21 billion, made it posible for those countries to send their teams to Brazil and many miilions visitors to follow them. Billions are expected to be spent by many fans. Security is expected to be put to a test in preprartion for the upcoming Summer Olympics.
▲Infrastructures.. is expanding to new cities, sports arenas, oil fields. Brazil is the choice for the World Cup and the Summer Olympics.
A tourism bonanza and economic booster.
New airports and railroads were built and gray grass was spray painted to look green. There was no fresh water around. They are having more luck with oil many miles off the shores of Rio.
Discovered in 2003, the Papa Terra Oil field is located 68 miles off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in the Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 3,937 ft. It is located in the Campos Basin, which is Brazil’s most important oil-producing region. A joint venture of U.S.-based Chevron and one of South America’s largest energy companies is operating the field, which has a planned total daily capacity of 140,000 barrels of crude oil.
The key to the oil drilling and production processes is a tension leg wellhead platform (TLWP), which will give the partnership the ability to develop a subsea field with direct vertical access into the well bore.
The TLWP includes dry trees, top tensioned risers and a tender assist drilling rig, which will support all the well drilling and workover activities as well as export the production to the floating production, storage and offloading unit.
Such projects present a significant challenge when it comes to the health and safety of the platform workers: how to efficiently provide potable water to contractors who are spending long work hours on a job site that is far from the mainland.
FloaTEC, the TLWP’s engineering, procurement, construction and installation contractor, selected a combination reverse osmosis membrane desalination filtration system and ultraviolet disinfection system to provide potable water to the employees on the TLWP. Both systems were provided by Severn Trent Services. Equipment installation was completed in 2012.
The reverse osmosis system—the UAT Pure Pro Series seawater desalination membrane filtration system—is designed to treat seawater with 37,000 ppm of total dissolved solids at 25°C.
The system has a feed seawater flow of 22.4 gal per mintute, a product flow rate of 8,064 gal per day. The Pure Pro Series systems, which are available in a range of output capacities, produce fresh, treated water, free of particulate matter or contaminants from a seawater source.
The systems are easy to operate and are built to withstand the harsh offshore and marine environments.
They are suitable for commercial, offshore and marine-specific applications and are a cost-effective means of consistently providing a source of fresh water—whether for drinking and other sanitary needs, equipment wash down, boiler makeup feed water, engine cooling or other requirements.
To prevent the formation of bacteria in the potable water storage tank, one option is to pump water continuously through the tank. The UV system utilized at the Papa Terra TLWP prevents the need for 24-hour-per-day pumping, saving energy and extending the life of the pumps.
The Ultra Dynamics ultraviolet system has been in use by american oil companies for more than two decades and has been proven effective in installations over a broad range of applications around the world including south America and the middle east..
▲The flag of Brazil
The UltraDynamics UV system utilizes low pressure, germicidal UV lamps positioned in a stainless steel chamber.
According to Severn Trent Services, this reliable potable water desalination systems specifically designed to serve the harsh offshore oil industry. The systems are compact, heavy duty and are engineered and built with high quality components, pumps and filters to deliver fresh drinking water, minimum down time for service requirements and minimum power requirements.