Fire put out at Petrobras’ production unit offshore Brazil

Fire put out at FPSO offshore Brazil

A Petrobras-run floating production unit offshore Brazil caught fire Sunday. According to Sindipetro-NF, a Brazilian oil workers’ union, the incident could have been tragic as it happened near gas leaking lines.

The union, which said the fire was quickly extinguished, added that the outbreak happened 30 meters from two gas leaking lines.

Also, Sindipetro-NF said that the CO2 extinguisher in the fire engulfed area, which should have triggered automatically, malfunctioned, and had to be activated manually, extending the fire fighting effort time and a risk of a greater accident.

The incident happened aboard P-53 production facility in the Campos Basin, at the Marlim Leste oil field.

Petrobras did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking more info, sent by Offshore Energy Today.

To remind, in February 2015, a Petrobras-run FPSO, the Cidade de São Mateus experienced a similar, but unfortunately fatal accident, after an explosion happened on board, killing nine workers.

Offshore Energy Today Staff, Image source: Petrobras

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Oct 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Executive Oil Conference & Expo 2019

Executive Oil Conference and Exhibition is a unique opportunity to meet with all of the region’s…

read more >

Oil & Gas Vietnam 2019

Oil & Gas Vietnam (OGAV) 2019 is the only specialized oil & gas event in Vietnam that brings together an international congregation of both upstream and downstream oil and gas companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the heart of Vietnam’s oil and gas industry in Vung Tau, to showcase the latest developments in the oil and gas industry.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply