The FPSO owned by the 50/50 joint venture between OOG and Teekay Partners is heading to Brazil on a voyage expected to last around 65 days, ending in early June. Pioneiro de Libra will be the first to produce oil in the giant Libra Block.
Since the naming of the FPSO in December of last year, the vessel has undergone commissioning and sea tests. During the trip to Brazil, other tests will be carried out and, upon arrival, the vessel will undergo approval processes by inspection bodies and Libra field operator Petrobras.
The unit is chartered by the consortium between Petrobras, Total, Shell, CNPC, and CNOOC for a period of 12 years. First oil from the field is expected by the end of the first half of 2017.