The vessel is receiving oil and gas from the Atapu shared deposit in the eastern part of the presalt area, close to the Búzios field, in block BM-S-11A.
The Atapu deposit, partly comprising the Oeste de Atapu and Atapu fields, was assigned last September following a unitization process. Shell, Total, and Petrogal are the other partners.
P-70, the fifth in a series of larger, ‘replicant’ FPSOs commissioned by Petrobras, is designed to process up to 150,000 b/d of oil and to treat up to 6 MMcm/d of natural gas.
It is operating around 200 km from the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, in 2,300 m (7,546 ft) water depth, and should eventually be connected to eight producing and eight injection wells.