The Santos basin receives new ship-platform

The first of eight units Replicants of the Petrobras platform, P-66, should arrive in a few days at Lula, Lula module field South, in the pre-salt Santos basin, where it will be installed. After being terminated, the platform that has 288 meters long, left the Brasfels Shipyard in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, last Saturday, February 4.

According to Petrobras, the operation of the production system connected the drive will start after the anchor work and interconnection of the first well. With a capacity of 150,000 bpd oil processing, gas compression and treatment of 6 million of m ³ d, storage capacity of 1.67 million barrels of oil and 181,100 bd injection water treatment, P-66 will be the first FPSO installed in the pre-salt field in the Santos basin.

As the translation of FPSO (Floating Production Storage Offloading Unit) describes, the P-66 is a unit of floating production, storage and transfer of oil, which will have the function of separating oil from gas and water during the production process and store it in in cargo tanks.

Operated by Petrobras, which owns 65 percent, in partnership with BG E&P Brazil-subsidiary company of Royal Dutch Shell plc, with 25% along the Petrogal Brazil, which has 10 percent, Lula is located in concession BM-S-11, in the Santos basin.

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