FPSO Espirito Santo begins production

Production has begun from the FPSO Espirito Santo in the BC-10 field development in the Campos basin offshore Brazil, according to the BC-10 Joint Venture, which is operated by Shell with ONGC Campos and Petrobras as co-venturers.

Offshore staff

SCHIEDAM, The Netherlands -- Production has begun from the FPSO Espirito Santo in the BC-10 field development in the Campos basin offshore Brazil, according to the BC-10 Joint Venture, which is operated by Shell with ONGC Campos and Petrobras as co-venturers.

The vessel is chartered from SBM Offshore in joint venture with MISC, under a fifteen-year lease and operate contract. The FPSO is moored in 1,789 m (5,869 ft) of water and is designed to process 100,000 b/d of oil with gravity ranging from 16º API to 42º API, and to treat up to 45 MMcf/d of gas for injection or export. It is the deepest moored FPSO of the SBM fleet and the first turret moored FPSO in the world using steel catenary risers for fluid transfer, SBM says.

SBM Offshore performed all project activities including engineering, procurement, project management, construction supervision and commissioning using in-house personnel. SBM Offshore and MISC also operate the unit offshore Brazil.

07/15/2009

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