Petrobras receives license from Ibama to produce with P-77 FPSO

Petrobras receives license from Ibama to produce with P-77 FPSO

March 15, 2019

Petrobras has been granted by Ibama an operating license for production on FPSO P-77, which is installed in the Búzios field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt. The license is valid until March 2023. The company intends to put the unit into operation hours after receiving the authorization from the environmental agency.

The P-77 is expected to be the third to enter into operation in the Santos Basin pre-salt in 2019. It has the capacity to produce up to 150,000 barrels per day of oil and compress 6 million cubic meters per day of natural gas. The unit was integrated in China after problems in the works in Brazil.

The P-67  was the first of the year and began production on February 1 in the Lula Norte area. With capacity to process up to 150,000 barrels of oil daily and compress up to 6 million cubic meters a day of natural gas, it was the ninth unit installed in the Lula area. The unit was originally scheduled to begin production in 2018 and faced delays to produce the first oil.

Twenty days later, Petrobras began production of the P-76 FPSO, the third unit to be put into production in the Búzios field. The P-76 was integrated by Techint E & C at its offshore unit in Pontal do Paraná. The platform has the capacity to produce 150,000 barrels per day of oil and compress 7 million cubic meters per day of natural gas. At Pontal do Paraná, Techint E & C has built 15 of the unit’s 20 topside modules.

Petrobras’ E & P area planning also plans to start up the P-68 FPSO in 2019. The unit is integrating at the Jurong Shipyard in Aracruz (ES) and will have a daily processing capacity of 150,000 barrels of oil and of 6 million m3 of natural gas, in addition to being able to stock up to 1.6 million barrels of oil. The FPSO will be installed at a depth of water of 2,2 thousand meters. Jurong, which has already hoisted all the modules for the FPSO, will be responsible for the FPSO’s carryover.

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