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Brazil’s biggest semi-submersible sets sail to Campos Basin

07th October 2013

The P-55 is among nine new units to be installed in oil fields throughout 2013 and which will contribute towards Petrobras’ 2017 production targets

Brazil’s biggest semi-submersible sets sail to Campos Basin
The P-55 has a production capacity of 180,000 bpd of oil and can treat up to 4 million cubic feet of gas. Copyright: Agência Petrobras

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras on Sunday announced that its P-55 platform has set off from the Rio Grande Shipyard to the Roncador field in the Campos Basin, where it will develop fields which will help meet the company’s 2017 production targets.

 

The platform left the shipyard after the completion of all necessary works, tests and inspection. A 130 m tall structure weighing 52,000 tonnes, the P-55 has a production capacity of 180,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil and can treat up to 4 million cubic feet of gas. It is the one of the largest semi-submersibles in the world and the largest ever built in Brazil, Petrobras said. 

 

The platform will begin operations in 2013 at the Roncador field in the Campos Basin. The P-55 will remain anchored at a water depth of 1,800 m and be connected to 17 wells. Subsea pipes will transport of oil and natural gas from the platform.

 

The semi-submersible is among nine new units to be installed in oil fields throughout 2013. These platforms will contribute to reaching the company’s production target for 2017 of 2.75 million bpd.