Petrobras, a Brazilian oil company, in a race to become one of the five largest oil producers in the world by 2030, has last year reached the unprecedented mark of nine platforms delivered, which will add a million barrels per day to their production capacity.
An FPSO-type platform, P-58 became operational in March 2014. Installed at about 85 km off the coast of Espírito Santo, in water depths of 1400 meters, this platform has a daily processing capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil and 6 million cubic meters of natural gas from pre-salt and post-salt reservoirs.
Watch a video about the P-58’s construction process here.
A semi-submersible type platform, P-55 is the largest of its kind in Brazil. It went into production in late 2013, at the Roncador field (Campos Basin), anchored at a depth of about 1800 meters. It is capable of processing up to 180,000 barrels of oil and of compressing 4 million cubic meters of gas per day.
Learn how P-55 was assembled.
An FPSO-type platform, P-63 went on stream in November 2013. It is capable of processing 140,000 barrels of oil and 1 million cubic meters of gas, and of injecting 340,000 barrels of water per day. P-63 makes up the first production system at Papa-Terra (Campos Basin), which also includes P-61 and SS-88 TAD. Learn more about P-63.
4) FPSO Cidade de Paraty
FPSO Cidade de Paraty went into production in the Santos Basin pre-salt region (Lula Nordeste area) in June 2013, anchored at a depth of 2120 meters, some 300 km off the coast. It is capable of processing up to 120,000 barrels of oil and of compressing 5 million cubic meters of gas per day.
5) FPSO Cidade de Itajaí
FPSO Cidade de Itajaí went into production in February 2013, in the Santos Basin post-salt region (Baúna and Piracicaba Field), 210 km off the coast. It is capable of processing up to 80,000 barrels of light oil and 2 million cubic meters of gas per day.
6) FPSO Cidade de São Paulo
FPSO Cidade de São Paulo went into production in January 2013, in the Santos Basin pre-salt region (Sapinhoá Field). It is capable of processing up to 120,000 barrels of oil and 5 million cubic meters of gas per day.
The first TLWP (Tension Leg Wellhead Platform) type rig to be built and operated in Brazil, P-61 will operate in the Papa-Terra field (Campos Basin) with P-63. Together, the units will have capacity to produce 120,000 barrels of oil per day. It is forecast to go on stream in the second half of 2014.
Installed about 125 km offshore, in the Campos Basin, at water depths of 1600 meters, this FPSO-type platform is expected to go into production in the first half of 2014. It is capable of processing up to 180,000 barrels of oil and 6 million cubic meters of gas per day from post-salt reservoirs.
Check out the construction and assembly process of P-62.
9) SS-88 TAD
The SS-88 TAD (Tender Assisted Drilling) semi-submersible unit will be anchored next to P-61, in the Papa-Terra field (Campos Basin), to provide power, accommodations, drilling fluid storage space, and support systems.
April 29, 2014