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Petrobras ships FPSO P-66 hull to Rio shipyard

10th December 2014

Petrobras began transporting the hull of P-66 on Monday – the first platform in a series of eight replicant FPSOs (floating production, storage and offloading units) being constructed to meet oil production demands in Brazil

Petrobras began transporting the hull of P-66 on Monday – the first platform in a series of eight replicant FPSOs (floating production, storage and offloading units) being constructed to meet oil production demands in Brazil
At Brasfels, the modules will be installed on the hull, and equipment and systems will be integrated, interconnected and tested

Having left the Rio Grande 1 shipyard, located in the city of Rio Grande, state of Rio Grande do Sul, the first replicant hull is now on its way to the Brasfels shipyard, in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, where it is expected to arrive on December 18.

At Brasfels, the modules will be installed on the hull, and equipment and systems will be integrated, interconnected and tested.

This is the first FPSO hull completely built in the country.

P-66 will be deployed in the Lula field, on the Lula South module, in the pre-salt layer of Santos Basin, operated by Petrobras (65 per cent) in partnership with BG E&P Brasil (25 per cent) and Petrogal Brasil (10 per cent).

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