Rig stabilized off Brazil

Petrobras technicians returned Petrobras P-34 to an upright position after a failure in its electronics systems resulted in a 32° heeling. The rig is located in the Campos Basin off Brazil's southeastern coast, not far from the site where the company's largest rig went down in 2001.

Petrobras technicians returned Petrobras P-34 to an upright position after a failure in its electronics systems resulted in a 32° heeling. The rig is located in the Campos Basin off Brazil's southeastern coast, not far from the site where the company's largest rig went down in 2001.
Petrobras said there was no fire or explosion, and all 76 people aboard were safely evacuated to other offshore platforms.
Technicians pumped 6,500 cu m of ocean water into the rig's two empty tanksto the right of the FPSO to restore its balance.
Carlos da Costa Fraga, the company's head of exploration, said it wasn't clear why the platform tilted after an electrical failure. An investigation into the cause of the power failure is underway.
At the time of the occurrence, the platform was producing 34,000 b/d of oil and 195,000 cu m/d of gas. The company said no oil had spilled into the sea but containment and clean-up specialists were standing by.
Last year's explosion and fire on P-36 killed 11 workers and spilled about 2190 barrels of diesel into the Atlantic Ocean.

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