RIO DE JANEIRO – The FPSO Cidade de Santos in the Uruguá field of Brazil’s Santos basin has entered into operation according to Petróleo Brasileiro SA. The FPSO now is connected to Uruguá wells 6, 8, and 10, and first production is expected this week. Full production of 35,000 b/d of oil is targeted by year-end with a fourth well to be connected in December.
The FPSO will be used also to develop Tambaú field, the first such development covering two fields in the Santos basin.
The vessel is moored 160 km (99 mi) offshore in 1,300 m (4,265 ft) of water. Oil production will be taken by shuttle tanker while gas will flow 174 km through an 18-in pipeline connected to the PMXL-1 platform in Mexilhäo field where it then will go to the Monteiro Lobato Gas Treatment Unit onshore in Caraguatatuba, São Paulo state.
Petrobras says the development plan for Uruguá field will consist of four horizontal oil wells and five gas wells directly connected to the FPSO. Tambaú field will have three horizontal wells of non-associated gas which will go to the FPSO via a subsea production manifold.
Petrobras connects Uruguá FPSO
The FPSO Cidade de Santos in the Uruguá field of Brazil’s Santos basin has entered into operation according to Petróleo Brasileiro SA.