Production begins from Parque das Conchas project

Production has begun from the multi-field Parque das Conchas project in the Campos basin, according to Shell.

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Production has begun from the multi-field Parque das Conchas project in the Campos basin, according to Shell.

Parque das Conchas is a two-phase project with initial production drawn from the Abalone, Ostra, and Argonauta B-West fields. The first phase, now onstream, involves nine producing wells and one gas injector well. The second phase will focus on the Argonauta O-North field.

Oil is driven 1,800 m (5,906 ft) to the surface by 1,500-horsepower electric pumps for processing at the FPSO Espírito Santo. The vessel can process 100,000 b/d of oil and 50 MMcf/d of natural gas, and stores nearly 1.5 MMbbl of oil for shipment to shore.

07/13/2009

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