Ibama releases P-69 to begin production in the Santos Basin

October 3, 2018

IBAMA has issued an operating permit authorizing the start of production of the FPSO P-69, in the Extreme South module of the Lula field, in the pre-salt of the Santos Basin. The permit establishes 35 conditions for the operation, such as the monitoring of cetaceans (aquatic mammals such as whales and dolphins), beaches and the impact of platforms and boats on the avifauna in the Santos Basin. The Institute also determined the development of a project to control pollution.

The P-69 is one of four platforms that Petrobras plans to start operating in 2018 in the Santos Basin pre-salt. All units are from the company itself and together they will add 600,000 barrels per day of oil production capacity to the country.

Two of the FPSO’s, P-67 and P-69, enter into operations in the Lula field. The first is at Guanabara Bay and the second at the location. The first unit went through integration works in China and the second in the Brasfels Shipyard, in Angra dos Reis.

In the Búzios field, onerous assignment area, the P-75 and P-76 FPSOs will start operations. The first one recently integrated in China. The second, integrated by Techint in Paraná, should leave for the region in October.

All four FPSO’s that Petrobras intends to put into operation are already in Brazil. The oil company’s E & P strategy envisaged a fifth platform for entry into operation in 2018. The P-68 FPSO, however, was postponed to 2019.

If it can meet the schedule, Petrobras will have put in operation six platforms this year. The company started production of the Búzios field, the first area of ​​the Santos Basin’s onerous assignment, with the FPSO P-74, and the Tartaruga Verde field, in the Campos Basin’s deep waters, with the FPSO Cidade de Campos Goytacazes, chartered from Modec.


See below the projects that are expected to start production in 2018:



Field: Lula Norte

Cap Oil: 150 thousand bpd

Arrival in the 3Q18



Field: Lula Extremo Sul

Cap Oil: 150 thousand bpd

Arrival in the 3Q18



Field: Búzios

Cap Oil: 150 thousand bpd

Arrival in the 3Q18



Field: Búzios

Cap Oil: 150 thousand bpd

Arrival in the 4Q18


Source: epbr

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