Petrobras to receive hulls in March

Brazil's federal energy company Petrobras expects to receive the hulls of the P-52 semisubmersible platform and the P-54 FPSO vessel from Singapore in March.

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(Brazil)- Brazil's federal energy company Petrobras expects to receive the hulls of theP-52 semisubmersible platform and the P-54 FPSO vessel from Singapore in March.

TheP-52 hull should be leaving the Keppel Fels shipyard in early January. The topside of the $895 million, 180,000 b/d platform will be built in Brazil's Brasfels shipyard, in which Keppel Fels has a stake.

TheP-52 semi is slated to start operations at the Roncador field in 2007.

Singapore's Jurong shipyard is completing work on theP-54 hull, which is also scheduled to ship in early January. Topsides of the FPSO will be constructed in the Mauá Jurong shipyard in Brazil.

Once completed, the $1.03 billion, 180,000 b/d FPSO will also produce oil in the Roncador field.

01/05/2006

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