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Start-up of Platform P-58 in Parque das Baleias

Publicado em: 18/03/2014 14:59:30

The Platform will produce in the Campos Basin pre-and post-salt simultaneously

Petrobras production platform P-58 went on stream this Monday March 17 in line with the company’s 2014-2018 Business and Management Plan. The platform is deployed in the complex known as Parque das Baleias, in the Campos Basin inside the state of Espirito Santo. Production was started up from well 7-BFR-7-ESS, a pre-salt accumulation with excellent productivity, as

P-58 is part of the North project of Parque das Baleias, which encompasses production from the Baleia Franca, Cachalote, Jubarte, Baleia Azul and Baleia Anã fields.

P-58 is deployed approximately 85 km off the Espírito Santo coast at a water depth of 1,400 meters. In the upcoming months, 15 production wells, eight pre-salt and seven post-salt, as well as nine injection wells will be interconnected to it through 250 km of flexible pipelines and two subsea manifolds (equipment for transferring oil from well to platform).

The FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) type vessel has a daily processing capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil and 6 million cubic meters of natural gas.

Shuttle tankers will be responsible for exporting oil from the platform and a gas pipeline will transport natural gas to the Cacimbas Gas Treatment Unit in the municipality of Linhares, in Espírito Santo.

The project has created some 4,500 direct jobs, 13,500 indirect jobs and achieved local content of 64%.

The platform’s oil processing and gas compression modules were built in Rio de Janeiro. These modules were then taken to the Honório Bicalho shipyard in Rio Grande (state of Rio Grande do Sul), for construction of the electrical panels and main power generating modules occurred, and module integration into the platform’s hull.

New platforms
Also in line with the Petrobras 2014-2018 Business and Management Plan, three new platforms will start-up operation in the second quarter of 2014. In the in Campos Basin’s Roncador field platform P-62 will develop the field together with the P-52, P-54 and P-55. P-55 started production in December 2013.

At the Papa Terra field, the P-61 and semisubmersible drilling support platform SS-88 TAD (Tender Assisted Drilling) will come into operation. These platforms will develop the production in the Papa-Terra field, together with platform P-63, which started production in November, 2013.

Data on the P-58:
Oil processing capacity: 180,000 barrels/day;
Gas treatment and compression capacity: 6,000,000 m³/day;
Local Content: 64%;
Injection water treatment capacity: 58,000 m³/day
Electrical generation capacity: 100 MW;
Water depth: 1,400 m;
Living quarters for 110 people;
Total weight of the platform: 63,300 metric tons

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