The P-71 floating production, storage, and offloading vessel started production from Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras)-operated Itapu field in the presalt area of Santos basin offshore Brazil.
The FPSO can process up to 150,000 bbl oil and 6 million cu m/d gas in addition to storing up to 1.6 million bbl of oil (OGJ Online, July 6, 2021). Positioned in a water depth of 2,010 m, the FPSO will be the only one to produce Itapu field. Petrobras expects the unit to reach its maximum production capacity in 2023.
The P-71 is the sixth and last of the series of replicant platforms operated by Petrobras. These units are characterized by a standardized engineering design, high production capacity, and advanced technologies for operation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. One of the unit's low-carbon technologies is the flare gas recovery unity (FGRU) system, which contributes to a greater utilization of produced gas and reduction of emissions.
Petrobras is operator and has 100% stake in Itapu field.