OTC: Petrobras emphasizes safety in FPSO design, operation in gulf

05/13/2013
Safety was a priority for engineers planning the first floating production, storage, and offloading vessel installed in the Gulf of Mexico, Petrobras America Inc. executives told a May 6 technical session of the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The BW Pioneer FPSO, owned by BW Offshore, has a capacity to process 80,000 b/d of oil and 17.6 MMcfd of gas (OGJ Online, Mar. 17, 2011). The FPSO was installed for production from Cascade-Chinook fields on Walker Ridge Block 249 about 165 miles off Louisiana. The project is in about 8,200 ft of water. Shuttle tankers take oil from the FPSO to shore using a deepwater offloading concept that Petrobras developed for the gulf. In 2006, Petro...
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