Petrobras P-66 platform awaiting release of Ibama to start operating

No license from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama), the Petrobras platform awaiting approval of the body to be able to start operating. The P-66 was completed on Thursday, March 16, and is ready to start its operation in the largest area of ​​oil Brazil, the Lula field, in the pre-salt Santos Basin.

According to information from Ibama, published in the newspaper Folha de São Paulo, it was only last week that Petrobras provided additional data requested by the Environmental Institute Licensing Board and these were passed on to technical staff analysis of the entity. In a statement, the agency said the timetable is on schedule.

However, the delay of Ibama's license may cause injury to the state of 1.5 million per day, considering that the current capacity of the FPSO is 30 thousand barrels per day.  According to Petrobras, the unit will have capacity to process up to 150,000 barrels per day (bpd) and six million cubic meters of natural gas / day.

The P-66 is the first platform of the series of eight FPSOs (Floating Production Storage Offloading Unit) replicants built to meet the production of oil demand in Brazil. The ship left the platform Brasfels yard in Angra dos Reis, in February and headed toward the Lula field, in the Santos Basin.

Petrobras had pretensions to produce the first oil already on the weekend now. However, it remains the only now await the release of Ibama. Keep yourself informed about everything that happens in the oil and gas market. Follow the Panorama Offshore and get quality information and news on oil, gas, energy, pre-salt, fuel, gasoline, Petrobras and offshore. Remember: Your business goes through here. Check out: www.panoramaoffshore.com.br www.facebook.com/panoramaoffshore

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