Petrobras marks progress on readying deepwater Campos basin FPSOs

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has marked further progress in readying new floating production facilities for installation in the deepwater Campos basin off Brazil.Deep and ultradeep waters of the Campos basin will provide most of the Brazilian state oil company's expected steep production growth this decade (see related story, this issue).Much of the development in support of that production will entail the use of floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) units converted from shipshape vessels.ABS Group, a unit of Houston-based ABSG Consulting Inc., is currently handling classification and certification services for five such FPSO conversions slated for installation off...

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