July 26, 2019
FPSO P-68 is expected to leave Jurong Shipyard in Aracruz (ES) only in late September or early October. The initial forecast was that the five-day trip to the Berbigão field would start on the 24th, but delays in the construction forced the revision of the schedule.
Among the reasons for the postponement of the departure of the Santos Basin pre-salt platform are the extra-scope modifications requested by Petrobras, as well as the progress of the lower-than-expected topside integration work at the shipyard.
“Today the works are at a good pace. Officially, the new delivery date is August 24, but it is well known that the unit is unlikely to leave here before the end of September, ”a source told Petroleum Today.
Sought, Petrobras and Jurong did not comment on the matter until the publication of the matter.
With a capacity to produce 150,000 bopd, the platform is the last of Petrobras’ four production units with the first oil scheduled for this year, alongside the already operating P-67, P-76 and P-77.
Berbigão and Sururu are part of the Iara area, which also contains the West Atapu field in block BM-S-11. The asset is operated by Petrobras (42.5%), in consortium with Shell (25%), Total (22.5%) and Petrogal (10%).
Source BE Petroleo