First Libra oil production system goes online offshore Brazil

Petrobras has delivered first oil from the early production system on the ultra-deepwater Libra field in the presalt Santos basin, 180 km (112 mi) offshore Rio de Janeiro.

FPSO Pioneiro de Libra
FPSO Pioneiro de Libra

Offshore staff

PARISPetrobras has delivered first oil from the early production system (EPS) on the ultra-deepwater Libra field in the presalt Santos basin, 180 km (112 mi) offshore Rio de Janeiro.

TheFPSOPioneiro de Libra, which has been adapted for this task, has a production capacity of 50,000 b/d of oil.

According to partner Total, the EPS will allow collection of technical data to help optimize the field’s subsequent development phases.

The next investment decision concerns the Libra 1 FPSO, with a planned capacity of 150,000 b/d. Other vessels with similar capacity will follow to allow the field can be developed to its full potential, Total added.

Petrobras leads the consortium with a 40% stake, in partnership with Total (20%), Shell (20%), CNOOC (10%), and CNPC (10%).

11/27/2017

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