The self-propelled FPSO spent 14 months in Dock no. 8 (300 m x 50 m) undergoing refurbishment of its marine systems, underwater hull, seawater system, crane booms, heating coils in the cargo tanks and specialized steelworks in the upper and lower turret areas.
Simultaneously, new designed high quality, prefabricated equipment skids containing heating, cooling, separation, compression, boilers, centrifuges as well as a new E-house with electrical equipment were placed on board. Interconnecting piping and cabling was subsequently installed to complete the topsides and connect it to the remaining facilities.
According to Damen, the project involved more than 450,000 engineering hours and more than 50% of the process equipment was removed and replaced by new and additional equipment.
Teekay had operated thePetrojarl 1for 28 years in the North Sea, but it is now destined for the Atlanta field offshore Brazil.
Located in block BS-4 in the Santos basin, Atlanta is a postsalt oil field, 185 km (115 mi) offshore Rio de Janeiro in a water depth of 1,500 m (4,921 ft). First oil is expected in 1Q 2018.
Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção S.A. is the operator of the block with a 30% ownership along with consortium members OGX Petróleo e Gás S.A. (40%) and Barra Energia do Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda. (30%).