The vessel reached Brazilian waters on Dec. 31, 2017.
Upon clearance from the regulatory authorities,Teekay Offshore Partners, the operator of the FPSO, and QGEP, the operator of the block, will move ahead to interconnect the production and control lines. These activities are expected to be completed in about 45 to 60 days.
Atlanta is a post-salt oil field, 185 km (115 mi) offshore Rio de Janeiro in a water depth of 1,500 m (4,921 ft). First oil is expected in 1Q 2018.
QGEP expects the Atlanta field production to reach about 20,000 b/d of oil, based on two producing wells. Oil produced by theAtlanta field’s early production system will be purchased by Shell.