Petrobras starts up Lula Sul in the Santos basin
Petrobras has produced first oil and gas from the Lula Sul area in the presalt Santos basin offshore Brazil.
The producing FPSOP-66, the seventh on the Lula field, is stationed around 290 km (180 mi) from the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, in a water depth of 2,150 m (7,054 ft).
It has the capacity to process 150,000 b/d of oil and to compress 6 MMcm/d of gas and was initially connected to the Lula field via the 7-LL-60D production well.
Lula Sul is also Petrobras’ first new field center to start production this year.
The Lula field is in the BM-S-11 concession. Other partners are Shell subsidiary BG E&P Brasil and Petrogal Brasil.