Petroleo Brasileiro SA has extended several water depth records for subsea technology, during a pilot project in giant Marlim oil field in the Campos basin off Brazil. Petrobras finished the 10 well Marlim pilot last December. The field's pilot phase was intended to begin early production and enable Petrobras to gather more reservoir data. Ten satellite wells, including two prepilot wells, were completed during the Marlim pilot phase with guidelineless (GLL) wet Christmas trees designed and fabricated by FMC Corp., Houston, and CBV Industria Mecanica SA, Rio de Janeiro. The subsea wells are producing 52,000 b/d of oil and 21.19 MMc...

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