Petrobras begins FPSO transport to Lula field

A consortium comprised of Schahin Group and Modec Inc., contracted by Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), has begun transporting the newly built Cidade de Mangaratiba floating production, storage, and offloading vessel from the BrasFels shipyard in Angra dos Reis, Brazil, to the Iracema South area of Lula field in the presalt layer of the Santos basin.

The vessel will be anchored 240 km offshore in 2,200 m of water, where it will be connected to 8 production and 8 injection wells. It has the capacity to produce 150,000 b/d of oil, compress 8 million cu m/day of natural gas, store 1.6 million bbl of oil, and inject 240,000 b/d of water.

Petrobras in 2012 hooked up the RJS-647 presalt well to the Cidada de Sao Vicente FPSO for a 6-month test in Iracema (OGJ Online, Mar. 5, 2012).

The company expects oil production from the Cidade de Mangaratiba to begin in the fourth quarter. Petrobras last year reported plans to increase net production from its offshore presalt formation in the Campos and Santos to more than 2 million b/d of oil by 2020 (OGJ Online, May 7, 2013).

The Iracema South area is part of the BM-S-11 concession operated by Petrobras with 65% interest. Partners are BG E&P Brasil Ltda. 25% and Petrogal Brasil SA 10%.

Related Articles

BHI: US drilling rig count holds steady at 1,931

09/19/2014

The US drilling rig count was unchanged at 1,931 rigs working during the week ended Sept. 19, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Cenovus starts production from Phase F at Foster Creek oil sands project

09/19/2014 Cenovus Energy Inc., Calgary, started oil production earlier this month at its recently completed Phase F expansion at its Foster Creek oil sands p...

Inpex to increase recovery, lifespan at Minami-Nagaoka field

09/19/2014 Inpex Corp. plans to upgrade facilities at its Koshijihara plant to enhance natural gas and condensate recovery at Minami-Nagaoka gas field in Japan.

Wild Well completes second capping stack

09/18/2014 Wild Well Control Inc., a subsidiary of Superior Energy Services, has completed a subsea capping stack stationed in Singapore to serve the area dur...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected