RIO DE JANEIRO – Petrobras is transporting the hull of P-66, the first platform in a series of eight “replicant” FPSOs being constructed to meet oil production demands in Brazil. This is the first FPSO hull completely built in Brazil.
Having left the Rio Grande 1 shipyard in the state of Rio Grande do Sul,P-66 is now on its way to the Brasfels shipyard in Angra dos Reis, where it is expected to arrive on Dec. 18. At Brasfels, the modules will be installed on the hull, and equipment and systems will be integrated, interconnected and tested.
The 54-m-wide (177-ft-wide) hull, which is 288 m (945 ft) long, will be moored at a water depth of 2,200 m (7,218 ft).
P-66 will be deployed in the Lula field, on the Lula South module, in the presalt of Santos basin, which is operated by Petrobras (65%) in partnership with BG E&P Brasil (25%) and Petrogal Brasil (10%).