First SLWR riser deployed for Santos basin well
Petrobras set a new record last month for production from fields in the pre-salt layer of the Santos and Campos basins.
The company’s output averaged 672,000 b/d, up 0.5% from the previous record of 669,000 b/d, established in January.
In March, the company began using the first riser in the Santos basin presalt based on the steel lazy wave riser (SLWR) concept. This comprises a steel pipe fitted with buoys that form a bend at a section of the equipment, designed to buffer impacts caused by the production platform’s movement.
The well is also the most productive in the presalt, flowing around 40,000 b/d.