May 9, 2020
Petrobras’ P-48 FPSO was one of the units which the company demobilized due to the coronavirus crisis.
Recently, Petrobras demobilized several oil and gas production units due to the coronavirus crisis and the effects caused by it. Among these units was the company’s FPSO P-48. After almost a month of standstill, the FPSO resumed operations in the Barracuda and Caratinga fields, according to the National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP).
According to the National Petroleum Agency, the fields in hibernation as of yesterday, are as follows: Caioba, Camorim, Guaricema, Grouper, Cherne, Boyfriend, Catfish, Tuna, Xaréu, Curimã, Espada, Ubarana, West of Ubarana, Needle, Barracuda, Carantinga, Aguilhada, Angelim, Aruari, Atalaia Sul, Brejo Grande, Ilha Pequena, Barrinha, Barrinha Leste, Barrinha Sudoeste, Poço Verde, Serra do Mel, Serra Vermelha, Vale do Quiricó, Lagoa do Paulo Sul, Juriti, Manati, Peroá, Cangoá, Merluza and Lagosta.
Also, recent data from the ANP reported that the P-48 produced 18 thousand barrels of oil per day and 420 thousand m³ per day of natural gas in March. Also in the two Barracuda and Caratinga fields, another FPSO is installed, however, production is still interrupted.