The FPSO P-69 hull arrived on the 28/3, at the Brasfels shipyard, in Angra dos Reis (RJ). This integration site will include the installation of the modules on the hull, the interconnection of all the equipment of the platform and the commissioning of the operating systems (set of tests to verify that the systems are in accordance with the design and fit for the operation). Each of the 18 modules of the platform has a specific function, such as generating energy, supplying and treating water, producing oil, draining gas produced, among others.
The hull, which is 288 meters long, 54 meters wide (mouth) and 31.5 meters high (height from the bottom of the tanks to the main deck), came from the Cosco shipyard in Zhoushan, China, where it was built . After integration, the platform will have daily processing capacity of 150,000 barrels of oil and six million cubic meters of gas. In addition, it has a structure capable of storing 1.6 million barrels of oil and will act at a water depth of 2,200 meters.
FPSO-type platforms are floating units for the production, storage and transfer of oil and gas. The P-69 will be installed in the Lula field, Lula Extremo Sul module, in the Santos Basin pre-salt, operated by Petrobras (65%) in partnership with BG E & P (25 %) and Petrogal Brasil (10%). Production is expected to start in 2018.