Petrobras started the production of oil and natural gas in the Búzios 2 area, in the Santos Basin pre-salt, through the P-75 platform, the second unit installed in the Búzios field. The FPSO (floating unit for oil and gas production, storage and transfer) is located approximately 210 km off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, at a water depth of 2,000 meters.
With the capacity to process up to 150,000 barrels of oil daily and compress up to six million cubic meters of natural gas, the P-75 will produce through 10 producing wells, also having seven injection wells. The flow of oil production will be made by relief vessels, while gas production will be drained by pre-salt pipeline routes.
The P-75 is the fourth platform to be put into production in 2018, after the FPSO Cidade Campos dos Goytacazes in the field of Tartaruga Verde; to P-67 in the field of Lula; and the P-74 in the field of Búzios. These, together with P-67, which is already in the Lula field lease, and P-76, which is due to follow to the Búzios field in December, will conclude the six systems planned for this year in Brazil, contributing to the increase in Petrobras’ production as per of the 2018-2022 business and management plan.
Discovered in 2010, the Búzios field is the main field under the onerous assignment agreement and began production in April this year through the P-74 platform. The onerous regime reserves to Petrobras the exclusive right to explore and produce up to five billion barrels of oil equivalent in the Santos Basin.